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PART I Liability and Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

Shipping and the Environment

PART I Liability and Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage Introduction and Historical Overview INTRODUCTION Liability and compensation for oil pollution from ships is in general governed by the law and practice of the jurisdiction where the pollution is suffered. A detailed review of the law in all coastal nations would be beyond the scope of any one book, but a substantially similar approach is taken in many parts of the world as a result of international treaties establishing uniform laws.

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