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Small Claims Form

Claimants who have incurred damages of less than $15,000 in cleanup or pollution prevention costs can use the attached form to file their claim (the use of this form is not mandatory). The important point is to submit the available supporting documentation.

Professional Opportunities

Upcoming Webinars: How to file a claim with the Fund

These short 45-minute webinars will allow potential claimants better understand what types of damages the Fund can indemnify, how to file a claim, and what is the claim settlement process. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to receive answers.

Participation to the webinar is free, but participants must register in advance.

Webinars delivered in French Registration before :
May 2, 2018 (12:45 pm EST) – NEW DATE / SAME TIME May 1st, 2018 Register

If you cannot attend any of these webinars and you want to be notified of future opportunities, please register on the distribution list.


SOPF Workshop

Transboundary Oil Spill Liability & Compensation Workshop – Ottawa, Ontario
The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF) hosted a three-day Transboundary Liability and Compensation Workshop November 15th, 16th, and 17th in Ottawa, Ontario.

The workshop aimed to facilitate a collaborative discussion on strategies for mitigating issues of liability and compensation in the event of a transboundary oil spill.

Representatives from the US Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, the International Group of P&Is, the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) were given the opportunity to collaborate and share lessons learned and their experiences.

The workshop was successful in the facilitation of discussions on the issues of liability of claims. Going forward, a working paper is being developed to encapsulate the valuable discussions that were held and to prepare the groundwork for further collaboration.