Decision ID: 003439

In June 1997 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee decided that since the spilled oil had entered one of the vessel’s cargo holds and then overflowed from the hatch of that hold, the Conventions’ criterion of being ‘carried on board as cargo’ had been fulfilled and the incident therefore fell within the scope of application of the 1969 Civil Liability and 1971 Fund Conventions.

Date: 31.05.1997
Category: Application of the Conventions
Subject: Interpretation of 'carriage of oil in bulk as cargo' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions