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IMO and IOPC Funds to hold a special HNS session in October.
New Edition Brochure on the 2010 HNS Convention now available

A new edition of the IOPC Funds’ brochure on the 2010 HNS Convention is now available in English to download from the resources page. This brochure summarises what HNS are and how the Convention works, including the damage covered, the financing of the HNS Fund and the requirements for entry into force. Hard copies of the brochure are available on request.


This website has been established by the Secretariat of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds to facilitate the implementation of the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996 as revised by the Protocol of 2010 to the Convention (2010 HNS Convention).


Convention

The Convention

The 2010 HNS Convention establishes a comprehensive regime covering pollution damage from hazardous and noxious substances carried by ships, as well as the risks of fire and explosion, including loss of life, personal injury, and loss of or damage to property.

HNS Finder

HNS Finder

HNS Finder allows you to search the list of all HNS as defined by the 2010 HNS Protocol. It provides information on HNS classification criteria and whether or not a substance qualifies as contributing cargo.

Status

Status

As of today, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey signed the 2010 HNS Protocol, subject to ratification. Click here for more information.

Reporting

HNS Reporting

The 2010 HNS Convention establishes a comprehensive regime covering pollution damage from hazardous and noxious substances carried by ships, as well as the risks of fire and explosion, including loss of life, personal injury, and loss of or damage to property.

Implementation

Implementation: A Global Effort

The Italian Government hosted a workshop on the HNS Convention in Rome on 10 October 2014. Supported by the IOPC Funds and lead by François Marier, the coordinator of the HNS Correspondence Group, the workshop was well attended by the Italian private sector and a number of participants from abroad.

Resources

Resources

Further Information on the 2010 HNS Convention