On 8 February, the IOPC Funds were pleased to welcome students from the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. The group consisted of some 20 students, all studying for a Master’s Degree in Shipping Business.
Ana Cuesta, Claims Manager, provided an introduction to the legal framework of the international liability and compensation regime and the role of the IOPC Funds. She also discussed the various admissibility criteria which are applied when assessing claims for compensation, and held an interesting interactive session about ongoing incidents and the key challenges faced by the organisation at present.
The IOPC Funds is always happy to share knowledge, promote awareness of the international compensation regime and support a number of educational institutions each year by giving lectures to university students to enhance their understanding of the relevant Conventions. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.