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Liability for Oil Pollution and Collisions

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ISBN13: 9781859781791
ISBN: 1859781799
Published: February 1998
Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00 - Unavailable at Publisher

Tackles the complex problem of the law relating to marine pollution and collisions. This work provides a detailed analysis of the legal framework relating to oil pollution and collisions, including the numerous international conventions and protocols, and domestic legislation - including OPA 90. It covers not only the substantive law and insurance cover, but also factors which can affect the outcome, including the identity of the shipowner, the flag and registration, jurisdiction and limitation of liability.

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Part 1 Ownership: the concept of ownership; registration; maritime flag; relevant International Law; the UN convention on conditions for registration of ships, 1986; nationality; definition of ownership under contracts of carriage by sea.
Part 2 Collision: introduction to the Law of Collisions; basis of collision liability; insurance aspects.
Part 3 Oil pollution: introduction; oil pollution from ships and the public International Law approach; marine pollution conventions - global regional marine pollution conventions and the UNEP regional seas programme; states parties to regional and bilateral agreements; liability and compensation for marine pollution; the US Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Part 4 Limitation of liability: the origins of limitation of shipowners' liability; international variations of limitation of liability; British concepts of limitation of liability; The Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime claims 1976; conflicts of law; the insurance viewpoint; the exclusion clauses.
Part 5 Jurisdiction over the sea and ships: the Law of the Sea; admiralty jurisdiction; restrictions on the exercise of jurisdiction; the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgement Act 1982.