Decision ID: 003441

In June 1997 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee took the view that if were confirmed that the spilt oil was the same crude oil that was being loaded on to the vessel, then it would appear that the oil that escaped via a defective coupling in the ballast line had first been loaded into the cargo tanks, ie the oil was carried on board as cargo, and the incident would fall within the scope of the 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