International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)

Fédération internationale des armateurs pétroliers contre la pollution

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History

24 Dec 1968, London (UK). Set up in accordance with Tanker owners voluntary agreement concerning liability for oil pollution (TOVALOP), which was developed and signed by 7 leading oil companies, adopted 7 Jan 1969, London and entered in force, 6 Oct 1969. Agreement incorporating amendments passed by resolution of Members: 14 July 1972, to take effect from 20 Feb 1973; 11 Feb 1977 to take effect from 20 Feb 1977; 16 May 1978 to take effect 1 June 1978; 28 May 1980 to take immediate effect; 26 May 1981 to take effect June 1981; 30 Oct 1984 to take effect 1 Nov 1984; 21 May 1986 to take effect 1 June 1986; 9 Dec 1986 to take effect 20 Feb 1987; 25 Oct 1989 to take effect 20 Feb 1990; 30 Oct 1991 to take effect 20 Feb 1992; 13 Oct 1993 to take effect 20 Feb 1994; 15 Nov 1995 to take effect 20 Feb 1996. TOVALOP ceased definitively on 20 Feb 1997, when the voluntary agreement among shipowners was superseded by the wide adoption of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC).

Aims

Promote effective response to ship-source pollution incidents and thereby prevent or minimize damage to coastal resources and the marine environment.

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Activities

Offers technical services to Members, Associates, their P and I insurers and other groups concerned with oil and chemical spills, including: response to spills; damage assessment; contingency planning and advisory work; training and education; information. Maintains library. Relevant convention in addition to those mentioned above: International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation (OPRC), adopted 30 Nov 1990, London (UK), in force 13 May 1995; International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (BUNKERS), adopted Mar 2001, in force 21 Nov 2008; International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS), adopted May 1996. Organizes occasional seminars on the role of the Federation.

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Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D5309

Last News Received

2016
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