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Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Pollution) Act 1994

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5Liability and compensation for oil pollution damage: 1992 Protocols

(1)For the purpose of enabling effect to be given to the 1992 Protocols, the [1971 c. 59.] Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act 1971 and the [1974 c. 43.] Merchant Shipping Act 1974 shall have effect subject to the amendments contained in Parts I and II respectively of Schedule 4 to the [1988 c. 12.] Merchant Shipping Act 1988 with the substitution, in the definition in section 19(1) of the 1971 Act of “the Convention” and in the definitions in section 1(1) of the 1974 Act of “the Liability Convention” and “the Fund Convention”, of “1992” for “1984”.

(2)Accordingly—

(a)the word “1984” shall be omitted from the section 4A(1) of the 1974 Act and the paragraph 4(a) and (d) constituting Schedule 1 to the 1974 Act as respectively inserted and substituted by Part II of Schedule 4 to the 1988 Act; and

(b)paragraph 18 of Schedule 4 to the [1993 c. 22.] Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.) Act 1993 (which provides that section 34 of and Schedule 4 to the 1988 Act shall not have effect) is hereby repealed and the entry for Schedule 4 to the 1988 Act shall be deemed not to have been included in Part II of Schedule 5 to the 1993 Act (pre-consolidation repeals).

(3)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make such provision as appears to Her Majesty to be appropriate in connection with the implementation of any transitional provisions contained in the 1992 Protocols or the Conventions which they amend; and any such Order may in particular provide, in relation to occurrences of any description specified in the Order—

(a)for provisions of the 1971 Act or the 1974 Act to have effect—

(i)to such extent as is so specified, as if Schedule 4 to the 1988 Act were not in force, and

(ii)to such extent as is so specified, as if that Schedule were in force;

(b)for any such provisions to have effect (whether as amended by that Schedule or not) subject to such modifications as are so specified.

(4)In this section “the 1992 Protocols” means—

(a)the Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1969 signed in London on 27th November 1992; and

(b)the Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1971 signed in London on 27th November 1992.

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