Decision ID: 003098

In October 2005 the 1992 Fund Assembly considered the question of whether certain floating storage units (FSUs) involved in ship-to-ship (STS) operations fell within the definition of ‘ship’ under the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions and the extent to which persistent oil received by such vessels should be considered as ‘received’ for the purpose of Article 10.1(a) of the 1992 Fund Convention. The Director was instructed to undertake an in-depth study of the issues involved and report to the Assembly as its next session.

Date: 30.09.2005
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subjects: Interpretation of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Interpretation of 'received' in Article 10.1 of the 1971 and 1992 Fund Conventions