Consultation outcome

Shipowner insurance for maritime claims

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Consultation response

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Consultation response

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Detail of outcome

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on a proposal implementing European Union regulation requiring seagoing ship owners to have insurance for third party claims.

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on the Department for Transport’s draft statutory instrument that implements Directive 2009/20/EC. Under this directive, owners of seagoing ships of 300 gross tonnage and above are required to maintain insurance or other financial security to cover the vast majority of third party maritime claims up to the limits of liability that are established by the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims. The directive entered into force across the EU on 1 January 2012.

Documents

Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2009/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the insurance of shipowners for maritime claims

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Annex A: draft Merchant Shipping Regulations 2012

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Annex C: impact assessment

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Annex D: list of consultees

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Annex E: consultation criteria

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Published 4 April 2012