Guinea-Bissau to become the 121st Member State of the 1992 Fund

Posted: 08/06/2022
Categories: News – Policy

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.

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