National workshop on liability and compensation
In cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (COCATRAM), the IOPC Funds delivered a national workshop on the international liability and compensation regime in Costa Rica from 16 to 18 July 2019. In addition to the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions, presentations on the other IMO Liability Conventions were also delivered.
The workshop was attended by 15 participants from Government Authority representatives. IOPC Funds’ Head of Claims, Liliana Monsalve, and Claims Manager, Ana Cuesta, explained the legal framework behind the regime as well as the IOPC Funds’ Claims Manual and admissibility criteria. On the final day, participants undertook an exercise which enabled them to apply the claims criteria to a theoretical incident.