GI WACAF webinar on preparedness and response to marine oil spills
The IOPC Funds was pleased to contribute to a webinar organised by the GI WACAF Project on oil spill preparedness and response on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.
It was the second webinar in a series of events organised by GI WACAF, and the focus was on the international legal framework of oil spill preparedness and response. Head of External Relations and Conference, Thomas Liebert and Claims Manager, Mark Homan, joined presenters from GI WACAF and IMO and delivered presentations, in French and English respectively, on the liability and compensation regime for oil pollution damage from tankers.
The French session attracted over 60 participants and the English session was attended by around 140 participants, including representatives from 16 GI WACAF States as well as others with a general interest in the subject matter. Both sessions led to interesting and interactive question and answer sessions.
The IOPC Funds are looking forward to further cooperating with GI WACAF and IMO in the coming months to provide remote assistance to a number of African States on the correct implementation of the 1992 Fund Convention.