LLMC 1996 PDF

On 13th February Malta became the 10th state to accede to the Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims LLMC , thereby triggering the entry into force of the protocol 90 days from that date, on 13th May The LLMC Protocol provides for considerably higher amounts of compensation for maritime claims for loss of life or personal injury and loss or damage to property than those in the LLMC. As under the LLMC, the limits under the protocol are global limits. Claims to which the protocol will apply In the countries where it is applicable, the LLMC Protocol will apply to claims arising out of occurrences which take place after its entry into force on 13th May Main amendments — The minimum tonnage for limitation purposes is increased from GT to 2, GT; — The per-ton limit is increased throughout the tonnage levels; — The overall limit for passenger claims is removed and the limit of liability per passenger is increased. There is no absolute maximum limit for such claims under the protocol.

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It also provides for the limits to be amended by means of tacit acceptance. With effect from 29 December , the Protocol will be implemented in Singapore following amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act pursuant to the partial commencement of the Merchant Shipping Miscellaneous Amendments Act The implementation of the Protocol does not apply in relation to any liability arising out of an occurrence which took place before 29 December According to the Minister for Transport, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will implement the amendments to the Protocol and, with that, raise the liability limits to the limits as required of all contracting states of the Protocol by updating the Schedule of the Merchant Shipping Act.

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Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC)

The LLMC Convention sets specified limits of liability for two types of claims against shipowners - claims for loss of life or personal injury, and property claims such as damage to other ships, property or harbour works. Taking into account the experience of incidents, as well as inflation rates, the limits set in the Protocol have, in recent years, been seen to be inadequate to cover the costs of claims, especially those arising from incidents involving bunker fuel spills. The new limits are expected to enter into force 36 months from the date of adoption, on 19 April , under the tacit acceptance procedure. The Convention provides for a virtually unbreakable system of limiting liability. The limit of liability for claims for loss of life or personal injury on ships not exceeding 2, gross tonnage is 3. For larger ships, the following additional amounts are used in calculating the limitation amount:.

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1996 Protocol to the 1976 Limitation Convention comes into force

It also provides for the limits to be amended by means of tacit acceptance. With effect from 29 December , the Protocol will be implemented in Singapore following amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act pursuant to the partial commencement of the Merchant Shipping Miscellaneous Amendments Act The implementation of the Protocol does not apply in relation to any liability arising out of an occurrence which took place before 29 December According to the Minister for Transport, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will implement the amendments to the Protocol and, with that, raise the liability limits to the limits as required of all contracting states of the Protocol by updating the Schedule of the Merchant Shipping Act. The following materials are available on the Singapore Statutes Online website sso. Circular No. Download PDF.

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