HNS Incident Scenarios Presentation Tool
The HNS Incident Scenarios presentation has been developed by IMO, the IOPC Funds and ITOPF in close consultation with the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Associations and is complementary to the brochure "The HNS Convention: Why it is Needed". The presentation is intended to be a further resource and information tool for authorities in IMO Member States as well as for the industry stakeholders to highlight the risk of HNS incidents and make ratification of the Convention a priority.
The presentation can be downloaded here.
The HNS Blog was originally established to support the Correspondence Group, established by the IMO Legal Committee, to advocate for the ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol through information and experience sharing. The Group's principle means of communication were by email and through the HNS Protocol Blog which was maintained by the IOPC Funds' Secretariat. In April 2017 the IMO Legal Committee considered that the HNS Correspondence Group had completed its mandate and decided not to extend it further. However, given the success of the blog the IOPC Funds continues to maintain it and encourages States and interested stakeholders to use it as a forum to exchange information on developments and activities relating to the entry into force of the 2010 HNS Convention. To be added as a contributor to the Blog, please contact Mrs Victoria Turner at the IOPC Funds at: email@example.com.
- International Maritime Organisation | HNS Convention
- European Maritime Safety Agency
- Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution
- The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited
- Cefic: European Chemical Industry Council
- World LP Gas Association
- IMO inventory of resources on HNS response
- IMO's HNS Centres of Expertise
- Understanding chemical pollution at sea (Joint project of CEDRE and Transport Canada)
- Maritime Integrated Decision Support Information System
- CAMEO Chemicals from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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HNS Why It Is Needed
(Adobe Acrobat format, 3.5 MB)
This six-page brochure published by IMO, in collaboration with the IOPC Funds and ITOPF, explains to States the purpose and benefit of the HNS Convention and encourages IMO Member States to take the next steps to ratify or accede to the Convention.
The 2010 HNS Convention
(Adobe Acrobat format, 0.5 MB)
A brochure prepared by the IOPC Funds provides important information on the HNS Convention and the 2010 Protocol, including the definition of hazardous and noxious substances, reporting requirements, coverage and financing.
To obtain paper copies of the HNS Brochure free of charge, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are HNS spills more dangerous than oil spills?
(Adobe Acrobat format, 432 KB)
A white paper for the Interspill Conference and IMO Research and Development Forum, Marseilles, May 2009
Review of chemical spills at sea and lessons learnt
(Adobe Acrobat format, 479 KB)
Compiled by CEDRE from Bonn Agreement and Helcome Reports; a white paper for the Interspill Conference, Marseilles, May 2009.