Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005
Actions for compensation under Convention.
16.—(1) An action for compensation under the Convention (hereafter in this section referred to as a “convention action”) shall be deemed for the purposes of every enactment and rule of law to be an action founded on tort.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not have the effect of applying to a convention action a provision of an enactment or rule of law that is inconsistent with a provision of the Convention.
(3) A convention action shall be brought in the High Court.