Decision ID: 000170

In October 1991 the 1971 Fund Executive agreed that the operations in the summer of 1991 to remove the vessel from its grounded position to a safe place, like the previous operations in the winter of 1991 to remove the Rio Orinoco and her bunker oil and cargo, fell within the definitions of ‘pollution damage’ and ‘preventive measures’ in Articles 1.6 and 1.7 of the Civil Liability Convention, since the primary purpose of these operations was to prevent pollution. The Committee approved the settlement of claims in respect of these operations for a total of £5 534 180.

Date: 30.09.1991
Categories: Application of the Conventions, Preventive measures
Subjects: Interpretation of 'preventive measures' in Article I.7 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Salvage operations involving preventive measures