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The Merchant Shipping (Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims) (Amendment) Order 1998

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Limits of Liability

4.  In the text of the Convention as set out in Part I of Schedule 7 to the Act, in Chapter II—

(a)for paragraph 1 of Article 6 there shall be substituted—

1.  The limits of liability for claims other than those mentioned in Article 7, arising on any distinct occasion, shall be calculated as follows:

(a)in respect of claims for loss of life or personal injury,

(i)2 million Units of Account for a ship with a tonnage not exceeding 2,000 tons,

(ii)for a ship with a tonnage in excess thereof, the following amount in addition to that mentioned in (i):

  • for each ton from 2,001 to 30,000 tons, 800 Units of Account;

  • for each ton from 30,001 to 70,000 tons, 600 Units of Account; and

  • for each ton in excess of 70,000 tons, 400 Units of Account,

(b)in respect of any other claims,

(i)1 million Units of Account for a ship with a tonnage not exceeding 2,000 tons,

(ii)for a ship with a tonnage in excess thereof the following amount in addition to that mentioned in (i):

  • for each ton from 2,001 to 30,000 tons, 400 Units of Account;

  • for each ton from 30,001 to 70,000 tons, 300 Units of Account; and

  • for each ton in excess of 70,000 tons, 200 Units of Account.; and

(b)for paragraph 1 of Article 7 there shall be substituted—

1.  In respect of claims arising on any distinct occasion for loss of life or personal injury to passengers of ship, the limit of liability of the shipowner thereof shall be an amount of 175,000 Units of Account multiplied by the number of passengers which the ship is authorised to carry according to the ship’s certificate..

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