On World Maritime Day, we are extremely proud to contribute to the protection of the world’s oceans through our work at the IOPC Funds. Working alongside the International Maritime Organization (IMO), shipowners, insurers, the oil industry and the wider maritime community, we support all efforts to ensure the safe transport of goods by sea. We remain ready to provide financial support to those affected in the event of a major pollution incident, for costs of clean-up operations and the restoration of the marine environment.
The theme for this year’s World Maritime Day focuses on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). In recognition of this significant day and to increase awareness of the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution and the work of the IOPC Funds, we are pleased to announce the launch of a series of short webinars. These webinars will cover a wider range of topics, from the basic understanding of the Conventions to the financing of the system, the types of claims arising from tanker incidents, and the claims submission process.
The webinar series, which will be delivered initially in English only, is open to any interested party. Participants may choose to attend the entire series or select specific webinars of particular interest to them. The full programme, which consists of 11 webinars divided into four modules, can be accessed here. Each webinar will consist of a short 15‐minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
The first session, titled “Understanding the Conventions – An introduction to the regime” will take place on 18 October 2023.
This introductory session is primarily aimed at those with limited prior knowledge of the organisation and the international liability and compensation regime. To accommodate participants from various time zones, the session will be delivered at 10am and 4pm BST (UTC+1).
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