Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
Sachgebiet S 43
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Nicole Patzelt
Phone: +49 40 3190-7431
Fax: +49 40 3190-5008
Mail: clc@bsh.de

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Liability for oil pollution

Liability for pollution by oil carried in bulk as cargo

The owner of a ship which carries oil in bulk as cargo is strictly liable for damage caused by oil pollution under the 1992 Liability Convention. For this, the owner has to maintain insurance or other financial security.

Liability for pollution caused by bunker oil

Under the Bunkers Convention shipowners are liable for pollution damage caused by bunker oil. For this, the registered owner has to maintain insurance or other financial security.

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