Decision ID: 001428

In February 2003 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that in December 2002 Societe Rina Spa and Registro Italiano Navale (the certifying registry of the Erika) had commenced legal action against the registered owner of the Erika (Tevere Shipping Co Ltd), the P&I insurer (Steamship Mutual), the manager of the ship (Panship Management & Services Srl) and the Total Fina Group of companies in the Commercial Court of Nanterre, reserving their positions as regards the ongoing litigation in Italy, and requesting that, in the event that any judgement should be rendered against them, the defendants should be held liable to reimburse them for any amount they had to pay in compensation for pollution damage caused by the Erika incident.

Category: Legal actions
Subjects: Direct action against insurers, Legal actions against shipowners