11 May 2012

WLPGA attended the IOPC Funds meetings in London as an observer

The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) held meetings from Tuesday 24 April to Friday 27 April 2012 at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.


Fifty seven Member States, two observer States and fourteen observer organisations (including the WLPGA) attended concurrent sessions of the 1992 Fund Assembly, the 1992 Fund Executive Committee and the 1971 Fund Administrative Council.

David Tyler and Makoto Arahata from the Japanese LPG Association represented the WLPGA at the meetings.
A report was provided on the progress made since the October 2011 meetings on the administrative tasks necessary for setting up the Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Fund. A demonstration of the HNS Finder, which contains the consolidated list of HNS as defined in Article 1.5 of the 2010 HNS Protocol, was carried out during the session using the new HNS website: The next meetings are planned to be held in July 2012 in London and WLPGA is planning to be present again.

left to right: Mr. David Tyler (Director, WLPGA) and Mr. Makoto Arahata (Overseas Business Manager, Japanese LP Gas Association)
David Tyler
Director, WLPGA