Decision ID: 000976

In February 1999 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee and the 1971 Fund Executive Committee noted that the shipowner/insurer had raised the issue of the application of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention to the incident. It was noted that the 1992 Protocols had entered into force in respect of Japan on 30 May 1996 and that the 1992 Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention were therefore in principle applicable to this incident.The Committees confirmed their position that, since the vessel was registered in the Russina Federation, which had not ratified the 1992 Protocols but was Party to the 1969 Civil Liability and 1971 Fund Conventions,the shipowner’s right of limitation was governed by the 1969 Civil Liability Convention as implemented into Japanese law.

Date: 01.02.1999
Category: Legal actions
Subject: Shipowner's right of limitation liability