Decision ID: 000867

In February 1998 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considerd whether the Pontoon 300 (a flat-top barge designed for deck cargoes, but which was carrying fuel oil in its buoyancy tanks at the time of the incident) fell within the definition of ‘ship’ laid down in the 1969 Civil Liability Convention. The Committee took the view that it was the factual situation that was of primary importance, and decided that since the barge was actually carrying oil in bulk as cargo from one place to another it fell within the definition of ‘ship’ in the Convention.

Date: 01.02.1998
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subject: Interpretation of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions