Under the amendments to the Protocol, the limits are raised as follows: The limit of liability for claims for loss of life or personal injury on. Members will recall that substantial increases in the liability limits set by the London Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime. The Protocol to the Limitation Convention ( LLMC) In May , the IMO introduced a Protocol to amend the Convention on the.
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It has removed the cap of SDR 25, which applied to such claims under the Limitation Convention. Nevertheless, those States which are not members of the International Monetary Fund and whose law does not permit the application of the provisions of paragraph 1 may, at the time of signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval or at the time of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession or at any time thereafter, declare lkmc the limits of liability provided for in this Convention to be applied in their territories shall be fixed as follows: The new limits will apply to incidents occurring on or after 30 November A denunciation shall take effect twelve months, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, after its deposit with the Secretary-General.
This Protocol will come into force 3 llc after 10 states have become signatories. On this basis, ll,c limit of liability for a Handymax Bulk Carrier, of 30,gt, would be calculated as follows:. The Protocol has also increased the limits of liability in respect of loss of life or personal injury to passengers, from SDR 46, up to SDR , multiplied by the number of passengers which the vessel is authorised to carry. Any amendment adopted in accordance with paragraph 4 shall be notified by the Organization to all Contracting States.
Such denunciation shall take effect when the amendment enters into force. Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of denunciation with the Secretary-General.
No other reservations shall be admissible to the substantive provisions of this Convention. Article 15 Languages This Protocol is established in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. Limits are specified for two types of claims – claims for loss of life or personal injury, and property claims such as damage to other ships, property or harbour works.
Any comments to this article can be e-mailed to the Gard News Editor. The Organization shall convene a conference of Contracting States to this Protocol for revising or amending it at the request of not less than one-third of 19996 Contracting Parties.
When an amendment has been adopted but the eighteen-month period for its acceptance has not yet expired, a State which becomes a Contracting State during that period shall be bound by the amendment if it enters into force. Article 4 Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Convention is replaced by the following text: It should be noted that the minimum limitation fund has been increased substantially to SDR 2, A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Protocol may be convened by the Organization.
In respect of claims arising on any distinct occasion for loss of life or personal injury to passengers of a ship, the limit of liability of the shipowner thereof shall llmd an amount ofUnits of Account multiplied by the number of passengers which the ship is authorized to carry according to the ship’s certificate.
Article 14 Depositary 1.
Bunker Convention 19996 the Wreck Removal Convention automatically incorporate the amended LLMC limits, there is no need to amend the blue cards issued under those Conventions. This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis.
1996 Protocol to the 1976 Limitation Convention comes into force
Upon the request of at least one half, but in no case less than six, of the States Parties to this Protocol, any proposal to amend the limits specified in article 6, paragraph 1, article 7, paragraph I and article 8, paragraph 2 of the Convention as amended by this Protocol shall be circulated by the Secretary-General to all Members of the Organization and to all Contracting States.
Paragraphs 2 and 3 llmv Article 6 apply correspondingly to subparagraphs a and b of this paragraph. The working languages are English, French and Spanish.
Article 2 Article 3, subparagraph a of the Convention is replaced by the following text: Any State may, at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, or at any time thereafter, reserve the right: LLMCamendment. United Kingdom ratification 1. Other claims limitation values in SDR.
In the cases referred to in this paragraph, a State becomes bound by an amendment when that amendment enters into force, or when this Protocol enters into force for that State, if later. Russian Federation accession 1. Article 8 Amendment of limits 1. A State which becomes a Contracting State after that period shall be bound by an amendment which has been accepted in accordance with paragraph 7. All Contracting States shall be bound by the amendment, unless they denounce this Protocol in accordance with paragraphs I and 2 of article 12 at least six months before the amendment enters into force.
New Limits Under Protocol to LLMC – In force in the UK from 30 November – UK P&I
19996 amendments — The minimum tonnage for limitation purposes is increased from GT to 2, GT; — The per-ton limit is increased throughout the tonnage levels; — The overall limit for passenger claims is removed and the limit of liability per passenger is increased.
A denunciation shall take effect twelve months, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, llnc its deposit with the Secretary-General. When acting on a proposal to amend the limits, the Legal Committee shall take into account the experience of incidents and, in particular, the amount of damage resulting therefrom, changes in the monetary values and the effect of the proposed amendment on the cost of insurance.
Any amendment proposed and circulated as above shall be submitted to the Legal Committee of the Organization the Legal Committee 1996 consideration at a date at least six months after the date of its circulation.
Article 11 Entry into force 1.