50th Anniverary Achievement Display

Exhibition to mark 50 years of government and industry working together to address the risk of oil pollution from ships to be reproduced at Interspill.

In 1967, the grounding of the Torrey Canyon focused the world's attention on the risks and environmental impact of major marine oil spills. The incident became a catalyst for positive change throughout the industry, and since then the result is the introduction of a comprehensive regulatory framework, safer shipping, improved preparedness and response and adequate compensation. 

At the beginning of 2017, IMO, IOPC Funds, IPIECA, ITOPF, OCIMF, IG P&I, ISU, ISCO and ICS collaborated to produce an exhibition to mark the achievements between government and industry over the past 50 years to achieve a dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships; to establish effective systems for preparedness and response if there is an incident; and to create a comprehensive mechanism for providing compensation.

The exhibition showcased significant milestones over the fifty years and included highlights of our collective work on oil spill preparedness and response. Following its opening at IMO in 2017, it will now be re-displayed at Interspill 2018 at ExCel.

Co-organised by:

In partnership with Interspill Ltd.

Interspill Committee

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