Marine Liability Act

Civil Liability ConventionOn the other hand, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the occasion described in paragraph (b) does not take place. The ship-owner’s liability can only be exonerated if he proves that the damage resulted from acts of war or equivalent force majeure conditions, from wilful acts or omissions of a third party, or from negligence or other wrongful act of the authority responsible for the upkeep of navigational aids in the physical exercise of its functions. Issued in accordance with the provisions of Post VII of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969.

In witness whereof the undersigned being duly authorized by their respective Governments for that objective have signed this Convention. On presentation of this blue card to the flag state registry, an owner has received in return a CLC certificate. The total aggregate amount of compensation payable for one incident under the Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention is 203 million SDR.

As to the subsequent civil liability, the ruling holds all involved parties jointly and severally liable for damage brought on by the incident, ordering them to spend compensation totalling € 192.5 million. The 1992 Fund is financed by contributions levied on any entity or person who has received a lot more than 150,000 tonnes of persistent oil soon after sea transport per calendar year in countries that are Parties to the 1992 Fund Convention.

When oil has escaped or has been discharged from two or much more ships, and pollution damage final results therefrom, the owners of all the ships concerned, unless exonerated below Write-up III, shall be jointly and severally liable for all such damage which is not reasonably separable. The third tier of the scheme is offered by the Protocol of 2003 to the 1992 Fund Convention (the Supplementary Fund Protocol). This Convention is established in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages every text getting equally authentic.

Text is accessible beneath the Inventive Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License more terms might apply. The Minister have to announce by notice in the Gazette the day on which the Convention enters into force for Australia. As of 31 January 2012, 130 States had ratified the 1992 Civil Liability Convention, and 111 States had ratified the 1992 Fund Convention.