The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has informed the Director of the IOPC Funds that the Republic of Guinea-Bissau deposited instruments of accession to the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions on 12 May 2022. Both Conventions will enter into force for Guinea-Bissau on 12 May 2023, bringing the number of 1992 Fund Member States to 121 on that date.
The Director is pleased to welcome Guinea-Bissau as the newest Member State.
Guinea-Bissau also acceded to a number of other IMO Conventions covering liability and compensation for damage caused by ships and the prevention of marine pollution, including the:
- International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (BUNKERS 2001);
- International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM 2004); and
- Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (NAIROBI WRC 2007).
For a full list of the IOPC Funds’ membership and a map displaying the coverage of the international liability and compensation regime in general, please visit the Membership section.