The Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention

The HNS Convention aims to ensure prompt and effective compensation to those who have suffered from damage to person and/or property.  This includes cost of clean up and economic losses resulting from the maritime transport of hazardous and noxious substances.

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South Africa accedes to the 2010 HNS Protocol

Posted: 17/07/2019

South Africa has become the fifth State to ratify or accede to the 2010 HNS Protocol, bringing this important treaty one step closer to entering into force….

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IMO and IOPC Funds discuss progress on the HNS Convention

Posted: 29/03/2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the IOPC Funds both reported on the progress towards the entry into force of the 2010…

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Interpretation of Article 5 of the HNS Convention

Posted: 14/10/2019

By: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries – Republic of Korea

Question: In Korea, there are many ships carrying HNS substances. We expect that the ratification of the HNS Convention will have no…

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