We are consulting on proposed amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (an Act of Parliament) as it is applied to the Island.
The main amendments are to the sections of the Act which implement the Convention on Limitation of Maritime Claims 1976 as amended by the 1996 Protocol (LLMC).
There are two main proposals:
- To implement the new higher limits of liability under LLMC which came into effect internationally on 8 June 2015
- To exclude shipowners right to limit liability under LLMC for wreck removal
To view the consultation in full, click here. Please note that the consultation will close on 22nd August 2017.