It is with great sadness that the Director has learnt of the passing of Mr William O’Neil, who was Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 1990-2003 and a good friend of the IOPC Funds.
Mr O’Neil worked in close cooperation with the IOPC Funds during his time at IMO, particularly in respect of the entry into force of the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions and the establishment of the 1992 Fund in 1996. He was a great supporter of the work of the Funds and joined the organisation’s 40th anniversary celebrations in October 2018, where he commented that the IOPC Funds was one of IMO’s success stories.
The Director expresses his sincere condolences and those of the IOPC Funds Secretariat to the Canadian Government and to Mr O’Neil’s family.
Read more about Mr O’Neil’s contribution to IMO and the maritime community here: https://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/pages/40-William-O’Neil.aspx