Claims Managers, Chiara Della Mea and Mark Homan, participated in an online training event on civil liability and compensation on 26-27 November 2020. The webinar was organised by the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) as part of the EU-funded project ‘Black and Caspian Sea’ (BCSEA).
The BCSEA project aims to improve maritime safety and security and prevent marine pollution in the Black Sea region. It does so by supporting the efforts of coastal states to implement relevant international legislation, align their regulatory frameworks with EU legislation and improve the performance of their maritime activities.
Participants from the maritime administrations of Georgia and Ukraine took part in the interactive training which provided an overview of the main international and European legal instruments on liability and compensation. EMSA presented on topics such as the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage and the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) amongst others. The IOPC Funds delivered presentations covering the legal framework of the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution, as well as the 2010 HNS Convention for chemical spills.