Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005

PART 3

Miscellaneous

Construction of certain references in Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1996.

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28.—(1) References in Part II of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1996 (other than section 7(2)), to the 1976 Convention shall be construed as references to that Convention as amended by the Protocol of 1996 (other than Article 8 of that Protocol).

(2) For convenience of reference, the text, in the English language, of the Protocol of 1996 is set out in Schedule 2.

(3) In this section “the Protocol of 1996” means the Protocol of 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976, done at London on the 2nd day of May, 1996.