Decision ID: 001490

In October 2003 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that in September 2003 the Swedish Government had taken legal action in the Stockholm District Court against the shipowner and his insurer maintaining that the oil in question originated from the Alambra and claiming compensation of £400,000 for clean-up costs. It was noted that the Government had also taken legal action against the 1992 Fund as a protective measure to prevent its claim against the Fund becoming time-barred, invoking the liability of the Fund if neither the shipowner nor the insurer were to be held liable to pay compensation. The Committee further noted that the Fund had requested the Court to suspend the action against it pending a final judgement in the action against the shipowner/insurer. It was also noted that the Fund had informed the Court that it shared the Swedish Government’s view that the Alambra was the most likely source of the pollution.

Date: 30.09.2003
Categories: Application of the Conventions, Legal actions
Subjects: Applicability of the 1992 Fund Convention to pollution damage caused by spills from unidentified sources, Legal actions against shipowners