Draft Merchant Shipping (international oil pollution fund) Bill

26th August 2005

The above mentioned draft bill is hereby published for comments. This Bill implements the 1992 Protocol to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971 (the Fund Convention). It will allow the Republic to participate in the regime established by the Civil Liability and Fund Conventions, which Parliament has approved under section 231(2) of the Constitution.