IOPC Funds’ Short Course 2017

Posted: 30/06/2017
Categories: News – External Relations

The annual IOPC Funds’ Short Course took place from Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June at the Funds’ headquarters in London.
With participants from nine 1992 Fund Member States, the Short Course covered all aspects of the work of the IOPC Funds and the international liability and compensation regime in general. The programme included presentations from a variety of speakers, practical exercises allowing participants to study a theoretical incident and the subsequent claims submission process as well as visits to the IMO Headquarters, the International Group of P&I Associations, the Britannia P&I Club, and a guided tour of the Lloyd’s of London building, courtesy of Miller Insurance Services.
The Secretariat has received very positive feedback from participants and the continuing success of the course has demonstrated its usefulness, enabling the Secretariat to connect with both delegates to Funds’ meetings and those government officials who have responsibility in areas of oil reporting and oil spill preparedness and response.
This year, the course was supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Group of P&I Associations, the Britannia P&I Club, the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd (ITOPF), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO.
The dates for the 2018 IOPC Funds’ Short Course and the deadline for nomination by governments will be announced later this year.

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