Director delivers lecture at World Maritime University

Posted: 16/02/2024
Categories: News – External Relations

On 15 February 2024, IOPC Funds Director, Gaute Sivertsen, delivered a guest lecture to students of the World Maritime University (WMU).

The lecture, delivered to students specialising in Maritime Law and Policy (MLP), was divided into four sessions over the course of the day.  In session one, Mr Sivertsen covered the role and structure of the IOPC Funds and the history of the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution.

In session two, the Director explained the types of claims covered under the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions and the admissibility criteria applied by the Funds.  He went on to highlight the current challenges confronting the organisation and its operations in session three.

And finally, in session four, Mr Sivertsen gave an overview of the 2010 Convention on the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) by sea. He explained the current status of the Convention and the IOPC Funds’ role in the preparations for its entry into force.

Each of Mr Sivertsen’s presentations were followed by an engaging discussion session with his audience.

The WMU, established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to provide postgraduate maritime and ocean education, is based in Malmö, Sweden.

The IOPC Funds regularly gives lectures to students of maritime law from the WMU  and other universities as part of its efforts to enhance awareness and understanding of the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution.

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