New brochure published to encourage States to close last gap in shipping liability regime

Posted: 09/02/2016
Categories: News – Policy

The IOPC Funds have actively contributed, together with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), to a new six-page brochure published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that explains the benefits of the International Convention on Liability and compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention) and encourages States to take the next steps to implement and accede to the Convention.
The development of the brochure was achieved collaboratively through an IMO Correspondence Group and its production was funded through a donation made to the IMO by Canada. It is the first in a series of tools to be developed to assist government administrations in their internal promotion of the Convention and aims to highlight the risk of HNS incidents and make ratification of the Convention a priority.
The brochure can be downloaded from the publications page in English, French or Spanish. To read more about the Convention visit and

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