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The summary of responses and next steps to this consultation. The next steps are that we will proceed with the proposed package of measures, excluding the option of removing the ship-owner’s right to limit their liability in respect of:
- death of passengers
- personal injury to passengers
- loss or damage to their luggage
We will now proceed to lay the relevant order in Parliament.
We seek your views on our proposals, and assessment of the impacts, from increasing the maritime liability limits and simplify existing maritime legislation.
Maritime liability limits are set out in the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976, amended by the 1996 Protocol. They came into force internationally on 8 June 2015 and would take effect in the UK through secondary legislation.