The Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team will assist PCG in the ongoing operations to clean up the oil spill caused by the submergence of 'MT Princess Empress'.
The next sessions of the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies will be held in person at the IMO Headquarters building from 23 to 25 May 2023.
On 6 Mar 2023, the IOPC Funds presented an online workshop to the Maritime Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with Euronav on 9 Mar to secure the purchase of a Very Large Crude Carrier – or ‘VLCC’ – as part of the UN-coordinated operation to remove more than a million barrels of oil from FSO Safer .
The event, organised by Canada in cooperation with the Secretariats of IMO and the IOPC Funds, serves to assist States in their work towards ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol
The MoU serves to assist PCG in improving the overall capacity in oil spill preparedness and response.
The meeting discussed and reviewed the operation and technical recommendations of activities covered under the Revolving Fund.
The Director, Gaute Sivertsen, visited the Marine Department of Thailand in Bangkok on 3 Feb 2023.
The total volume of oil lost to the environment from tanker spills in 2022 was approximately 15,000 tonnes; of which, more than 14,000 tonnes was lost in three large incidents.
The 1992 Fund Financial Review 2021 and Supplementary Fund Financial Review 2021, are now available for download from the IOPC Funds' website.
The new office, located at The Great Room Afro-Asia co-working space on Robinson Road, has opened as of 1 Dec.
The Hebei Spirit incident became one of the most significant pollution incidents suffered by the Republic of Korea, and one of the largest oil spills in the history of the IOPC Funds.
Linkages between the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and IMO were explored during an event held on 28 Nov at IMO Headquarters to mark 40 years since the convention was adopted in 1982.
Singapore will manage the Revolving Fund from April 2022 to March 2027.
The IOPC Funds participated in a regional workshop held under framework of the ASEAN MoU and hosted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), from 9 to 11 Nov.
The Prestige incident remains one of the most significant oil pollution incidents that the 1992 Fund has had to deal with.
This is an update to the 2016 version.
Department of Environment, Malaysia, conducted a training workshop on the application of OILMAP from 19 to 21 Oct.
IMO has been supporting contingency planning efforts in the region to prepare for a possible spill from FSO Safer and to limit the impacts should one occur.
The video features words from the new Director and members of staff, latest figures and a number of other improvements.
Executive Director Brian Sullivan explains how the newly launched Ipieca Principles demonstrate Ipieca’s commitment to working with members and stakeholders to lead the global oil, gas and alternative energy industry through a sustainable energy transition.
Setting sustainability expectations for its members, the Ipieca Principles demonstrate Ipieca’s commitment to working with members and stakeholders to lead the global oil, gas and alternative energy industry through a sustainable energy transition.
This is is now available to view in the country profile for Thailand.
The circular states, in particular, that the absence of insurance or other financial security in accordance with the requirements of IMO instruments may lead to insufficient compensation for States and victims of pollution and other incidents.
The new edition includes updated oil spill statistics and a revised section on different types of marine spills, as .well as regular features on ITOPF’s staffing and services; the fate and effects of oil; clean-up techniques; and pollution liability and compensation.
IMO has developed a number of e-Learning courses with the purpose of increasing the capacity of Member States to effectively implement IMO instruments; the first free to access course was launched on 7 April.
Throughout 2021, Ipieca provided leadership across oil, gas and renewables on integrating sustainability by advancing climate action, environmental responsibility and social performance.
The report provides details of the main activities and achievements of the IOPC Funds during the year.
The Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 11), which met 14-18 March, considered proposals on how to keep the impacts of the short-term measure under review and proposals for the revision of the ship fuel oil consumption Data Collection System (DCS).
The new 'Dispersant decision toolkit' draws together, information on the use of dispersant in a clear and concise infographic poster and animated video.
This publication is developed to support the oil and gas industry and other stakeholders in the use of consistent terminology around net-zero emissions.
The TIP describes the effects of groundings on coral reefs and provides guidance on response strategies, survey techniques and restoration measures.