16/06/2014 International Liability and Compensation Regimes for Pollution Damage.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)held a three day regional workshop on International Liability and Compensation Regimes for Pollution Damage.

Two international experts, Ms. Liliana Monsalve and Mr. Thomas Liebert, from the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and oneinternational expert, Mr. Henk Renken, fromthe International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) provided the lecture material and gave the presentations. The workshop was held at the Center for Emergency Mutual Aid in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (EMARSGA) in Hurghada, Egypt,over the period Monday 16th June to Wednesday 18thJune 2014. The training workshop was dedicated to promoting the implementation of international oil pollution compensation instruments including the 1992 Civil Liability Convention, 1992 Fund Convention, 2002 Supplementary Fund Protocol, and Bunker Convention in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Littoral States.  

The workshop was provided for government agencies, or other authorities, with responsibilities related either to the prevention of oil pollution from ships or that may incur costs for clean-up operations as a result of an oil pollution incident.

Nineteen participants attended the workshop, nine from Egypt as the host country, and two participants from other PERSGA member states: Djibouti, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.The regional training workshop was highly successful and met the overall objectives. The participants were motivated and involved with the case-studies and exercises and benefited greatly from the three-day workshop.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden