|Name:||Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Tuvalu) Order, 1975 (CAP 48:30).|
|Country:||Tuvalu, United Kingdom|
|Subject(s):||Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws; Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line Tuvalu Legislation PDF of 2008 Revised Edition (consulted on 2020-04-09)
This Order extends to Tuvalu the provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act 1971, with the necessary adaptations, enabling effect to be given to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage opened for signature in Brussels on 29th November 1969 (Cmnd. 4403). The Order also extends the provisions of Parts I and V of, and of Schedule 1 to the Merchant Shipping Act 1974, with the necessary adaptations, enabling effect to be given to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage opened for signature in Brussels on 18th December 1971 (Cmnd. 5061). The 1969 Convention provides uniform rules and procedures for determining questions of liability and for awarding compensation when damage is caused by pollution resulting from the escape or discharge of oil from ships. The 1971 Convention sets up an international fund to provide a supplementary system for compensation and indemnification for such damage.