Decision ID: 001281

In October 2001 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee, noting that the 1992 Fund had received a claim from a chemical supplier who had provided dispersants to the shipowner for use in the clean-up, and had been unable to obtain payment from the shipowner or his insurer (the latter having refused to pay on the grounds that the shipowner was in breach of the isurance policy), decided that the claimant should be informed that, in accordance with Article 4.1(b) of the 1992 Fund Convention, he should take all reasonable steps to pursue the legal remedies available to him to obtain compensation from the shipowner and/or the insurer.

Date: 30.09.2001
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subject: Interpretation of 'having taken all reasonable steps' to obtain compensation in Article 4.1(b) of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions