The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EE) organises a National Workshop on Oil Spill Pollution Compensation in Cairo, Egypt, in collaboration with REMPEC – Jul 17, 2007

Forty participants from various authorities and stakeholders (EEAA, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Red Sea Ports, Alexandria Port, Domyat Port and Port Said, Egyptian Navy, Shell Egypt, Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Arab Petroleum Pipelines Co./SUMED, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), as well as Red Sea and Alexandria Governorates) attended a Workshop on Oil Spill Pollution Compensation organized by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in collaboration with REMPEC. The workshop was sponsored by Shell Egypt and took place in Cairo, Egypt, between the 17 and 19 July 2007.

The objectives of the Workshop were to raise awareness on the international regime for oil pollution liability and compensation and to provide accurate knowledge on admissibility, presentation and assessment of claims. Lecturers from EEAA, the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds), the International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), the UK P&I Club and REMPEC delivered presentations. The Workshop also included a desktop spill response and cost recovery exercise, including calculation of applicable rates for response equipment, simulated spill response to a spill incident and preparation of a claim for compensation.

Mrs. Mawaheb Abdel Moneim Abou EL AZM, Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), who presided the closing session of the Workshop, expressed her appreciation to REMPEC for the support provided and to the lecturers for their valuable contribution to the Workshop.