Month: January 2017

Draft Report of the HNS Correspondence Group

François MarierDear Members of the Correspondence Group,

Please find here the draft report for submission to the 104th session of the Legal Committee. Please note that the presentation will be inserted at Annex 2.

I apologize for sending this to you so late, however the deadline for submitting the report is Tuesday, January 24th. Should you have any comments on the document, please provide them to me by Monday, January 23rd.

Best regards,


François Marier


HNS Incident Scenarios Presentation

FrancoisDear Members of the Correspondence Group,

The first item in the mandate of the Correspondence Group is to develop a presentation for the consideration of the Legal Committee based on the outline that was presented at the Committee’s last session.

Following consultations with the IMO and IOPC Funds Secretariats, ITOPF and the IG of P&I, a draft has been developed and is available at this link:

Due to the presentation’s size, we have made it available on Dropbox but it will be compressed in time for inclusion in the Correspondence Group’s report.

I would ask that you provide me any views by January 13 at the latest. I apologize for the short timelines but it took a long time to get the presentation ready for distribution. The deadline for submitting the Correspondence Group’s report is January 24 and thus I hope to complete the substantial work before finalizing the report.


François Marier

Draft Resolution on the HNS Protocol

François MarierDear Members of the Correspondence Group,

Thank you to those who replied and provided comments.

Specifically, I would like to thank Ms. Olsen of Denmark for her revisions in the text of the Resolution and there was support for those modifications to the Resolution. This includes removing what was the second operative paragraph as it was repetitive and not to single out certain states.  Please provide any further comments on the revised draft Resolution by January 11.

François Marier