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Places of Refuge: Compensation for Damage Perspective

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The topics of 'places of refuge' and 'leper ships' have moved to the top of the agenda in the discussion of maritime issues. This chapter looks at the remedies available at common law, international law, and in terms of the international pollution damage conventions for damage caused in the port of refuge scenario. It addresses the issue of 'wrecks' in the context of places of refuge. The common law generally seems to be of doubtful utility in relation to compensation for pollution damage. There have been a number of oil pollution damage cases in common law but the outcome is undoubtedly unsatisfactory. The conventions so far tried and tested in relation to ship-source oil pollution damage are International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992 (CLC 1992) and the Fund Convention 1992, together with their precursors of 1969 and 1971.

Keywords: CLC 1992; international law; international pollution damage conventions; places of refuge



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