The environmental disaster caused by the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967 led to the development of an International Liability and Compensation Regime which evolved over many years into the successful system in place today. The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds has played a major role in that system, compensating victims of oil pollution damage since the establishment of the first IOPC Fund in 1978. A timeline of key events occurring since 1967 to the present day involving all three IOPC Funds is set out below. Scroll through the events by using the slider and select items for more details.
Also under this section, information is provided on the previous Directors of the IOPC Funds as well as details of the membership, winding up and dissolution of the 1971 Fund.