Decision ID: 002766

In October 2000 the 1971 Fund Administrative Council recalled that the 1971 Fund Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, had at its 62nd session decided that the July 1999 Amendments to MARPOL73/78 covered by Resolution MEPC.78(43) adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization were of an important character for the purpose of the prevention of oil pollution but that it was premature to take a decision at that session on whether to include these Amendments in the list of instruments contained in Article 5.3(a) of the 1971 Fund Convention, since it was not possible to determine whether these Amendments would enter into force. The Council, noting that it had been established that the Amendments would enter into force, decided to include these Amendments in that list of instruments, with effect from 1 May 2001. The Council decided not to include in the above-mentioned list the May 2000 Amendments to SOLAS 1974 and to the Protocol of 1988 thereto (Resolutions MSC.91 (72) and MSC.92 (72), respectively), since these Amendments were not relevant for the purpose of Article 5.3(a).

Date: 30.09.2000
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subject: Exoneration of the 1971 Fund to indemnify the shipowner and his guarantor under Article 5.3 of the 1971 Fund Convention