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IMO and IOPC Funds to hold a special HNS session in October.
UN Maritime Agency's Legal Committee Approves the Reconstitution of Correspondence Group

The IMO Legal Committee endorsed the reconstitution of HNS Correspondence Group during its 101st session in April 2014. The Correspondence Group is to work according to its Terms of Reference and report back to the Committee next year.


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 will host a HNS workshop in Rome on Friday 10 October 2014. The workshop is intended to facilitate States’ preparations for the ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol, with particular emphasis on the practicalities of the Convention as they relate to entry into force.

Resources

Resources

Further Information on the 2010 HNS Convention