Decision ID: 003503

In June 2008 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee took note of the judgement rendered in February 2008 by the Court of Appeal in respect of two claims brought against the 1992 Fund for compensation for costs of clean-up operations and preventive measures. The Committee recalled that in June 2006 the Supreme Court, overturning a judgement by the Court of Appeal, had held that at the time of the incident the Slops should be regarded as a ‘ship’ as defined in the 1992 Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention and had referred the case back to the Court of Appeal for examination of the merits of the claims. It was noted that the Court of Appeal had in the judgement awarded the claimants the amount claimed, i.e. €2 323 360 (£1.8 million) plus legal interests and costs. It was also noted that since the Court of Appeal‘s judgement was final and enforceable against the 1992 Fund under Article 8 of the 1992 Fund Convention, the 1992 Fund was making the necessary arrangements to pay the amounts awarded.

Date: 31.05.2008
Categories: Application of the Conventions, Legal actions
Subjects: Interpretation of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions, Judgements in respect of the interpretation of the definition of 'ship' in Article I.1 of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions