Decision ID: 003148
In October 2006 the 1992 Fund Assembly decided not to widen the Fund’s admissibility criteria relating to costs of preventive measures so as to include social and/or political considerations. The Assembly also decided that when considering the reasonableness of preventive measures account should be take of the potential environmental damage that could be caused if the measures were not taken and that the Fund’s Claims Manual should be amended accordingly. The Assembly further decided that the Fund should adopt specific sub-criteria for claims for costs of removing oil from sunken vessels and to develop appropriate text to this effect to be included in the Claims Manual. The Director was instructed to develop such text in consultation with the delegations of France and Spain and to present his recommendations to the Assembly at its next session.