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The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Virgin Islands) Order 1997

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Meaning of “the Liability Convention” and related expressions.

152.—(1) In this Chapter –

“the Liability Convention” means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992;

“Liability Convention country” means a country in respect of which the Liability Convention is in force, and includes the United Kingdom and any relevant British possession to which the Liability Convention has been extended; and

“Liability Convention State” means a State which is a party to the Convention.

(2) If Her Majesty by Order in Council made declares that any State specified in the Order is a party to the Liability Convention in respect of any country so specified the Order shall, while in force, be conclusive evidence that that State is a party to the Liability Convention in respect of that country.

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