Series of one-day workshops in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica
The IOPC Funds participated in a series of one-day workshops in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica, respectively, between 26-30 June. The Director, Mr José Maura, and Head of Claims, Ms Liliana Monsalve, delivered the three workshops at the request of the Central American Commission for Maritime Transport (COCATRAM), providing an overview of the international liability and compensation regime and in particular promoting accession to the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions by those countries. El Salvador and Costa Rica are Parties to the 1992 CLC but have yet to ratify the 1992 Fund Convention. Honduras is Party to the 1969 CLC only.
The Director was very pleased with the participation and interaction at all three events and was particularly pleased to have the opportunity to meet with the El Salvador Maritime Port Authority, the Honduras Dirección General de la Marina Mercante and the Costa Rican Ministry of Transport with whom he intends to continue discussions in relation to the importance of the protection provided to Member States by the 1992 Fund Convention.