Decision ID: 003249

In January 2001 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee, recalling that the Dolly had sunk in Robert Bay, Martinique, while carrying some 200 tonnes of bitumen, considered that in view of the location of the wreck in an environmentally sensitive area, an operation to remove the threat of pollution by bitumen would in priciple constitute preventive measures as defined in the 1992 Conventions. The Director was instructed to examine with the Fund’s experts and the French authorities the proposed measures to remove the bitumen.

Date: 01.01.2001
Categories: Application of the Conventions, Preventive measures
Subjects: Interpretation of 'preventive measures' in Article I.7 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Admissibility criteria, Removal of oil from sunken wrecks