Consultation outcome

Seagoing ship owners: increases to liability limits

This consultation has concluded

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Consultation on changes to domestic legislation implementing certain international maritime liability conventions: final outcome

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposed changes to UK legislation to increase international maritime liability conventions.

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Consultation description

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.

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Consultation on changes to domestic legislation implementing certain international maritime liability conventions

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Published 22 December 2015
Last updated 8 November 2016 + show all updates
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