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Decision ID: 000176
In October 1991 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee endorsed the position taken by the Director in the court proceedings in Sweden that the vessel should not be considered as having actually carried oil in bulk as cargo at the time of the incident and that therefore the Civil Liability and Fund Conventions did not apply even if it were proved that the polluting oil originated from the vessel.
Date: 30.09.1991 Category: Application of the Conventions Subjects: Interpretation of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Interpretation of 'carriage of oil in bulk as cargo' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Applicability of the 1992 Fund Convention to pollution damage caused by spills from unidentified sources