Decision ID: 001091

In October 1999 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee, noting that the United Kingdom Government was still pursuing its claim against the shipowner on the basis of strict liability and that the amount claimed was well below the limitation amount applicable to the vessel, considered that there was no need to decide whether the Santa Anna fell within the definition of ‘ship’ laid down in Article I.1 of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention. It was noted, however, that the issue would be reviewed at the request of the United Kingdom delegation if the United Kingdom Government was unable to recover its costs from the shipowner.

Date: 30.09.1999
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subject: Interpretation of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions