Decision ID: 000536

In December 1995 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee took the view that claims by claimants who had filed criminal accusation against four individuals (but not against the shipowner and the insurer) but had not submitted claims for compensation in these criminal proceedings, having merely reserved their right to claim compensation in future civil proceedings, were time-barred vis-a-vis the Fund, since the claimants had neither brought legal action against the Fund within the prescribed time period, nor notified the Fund of an action for compensation against the shipowner and insurer.

Date: 01.12.1995
Category: Time bar provisions
Subject: Interpretation/application of the time-bar provisions in Article VIII of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions and Article 6 of the 1971 and 1992 Fund Conventions