As part of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project) the IOPC Funds were invited to participate in online training for the Gambia on the scope and implementation of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions relating to liability and compensation in the event of marine oil pollution. The training took place from 28-30 June 2021.
Claims managers, Mark Homan and Ana Cuesta, provided training on the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution, the role and responsibilities of the IOPC Funds and claims for compensation admissible under the 1992 Conventions. The sessions were followed by practical exercises that summarised key points of their presentations.
The GIWACAF project is a collaboration between the IMO and the oil industry, through IPIECA, aimed at improving the level of preparedness and response to oil spills in the Western and Central Africa region (http://www.giwacaf.net/). The Project works in close cooperation with relevant national authorities in 22 African countries, contributing to a better protection of the marine environment in the region.