Liability and Compensation for Marine Pollution
14.1 Merchant Shipping Act 1995
Chapter III – Liability for Oil Pollution
Meaning of [“the Bunkers Convention,”] “the Liability Convention” and related expressions
152 – (1) In this Chapter –
[“the Bunkers Convention” means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001;
“Bunkers Convention country” means a country in respect of which the Bunkers Convention is in force;
“Bunkers Convention State” means a State which is a party to the Bunkers Convention;]
“the Liability Convention” means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992;
“Liability Convention country” means a country in respect of which the Liability Convention is in force; and
“Liability Convention State” is a State which is a party to the [Liability] Convention.
(2) If Her Majesty by Order in Council declares that any State specified in the Order is a party to the Liability Convention [or the Bunkers Convention] in respect of any country so specified the Order shall, while in force, be conclusive evidence that that State is a party to [that Convention] in respect of that country.
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