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Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Bill 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008

 

No. 76, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to give effect to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

4............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 5

5............ Extension to external Territories......................................................... 5

6............ Extraterritorial application.................................................................. 5

Part 2—Liability under Bunker Oil Convention                                                     6

Division 1—Application of Part                                                                                6

7............ Application of Part............................................................................. 6

8............ Overlap with Civil Liability Convention............................................ 6

9............ Government ships.............................................................................. 6

10.......... Concurrent State or Territory laws.................................................... 6

Division 2—Liability for pollution damage                                                         8

11.......... Liability for pollution damage............................................................ 8

Part 3—Insurance certificates relating to liability for pollution damage 9

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                             9

12.......... Application of Part............................................................................. 9

13.......... Unregistered ships.............................................................................. 9

14.......... Concurrent State or Territory laws.................................................... 9

15.......... Appropriate insurance certificate....................................................... 9

Division 2—Ships must carry insurance certificates                                   12

16.......... Ships must carry insurance certificate when entering or leaving ports in Australia etc.          12

17.......... Ships registered in Australia must carry insurance certificate when in operation   13

Division 3—Insurance certificates                                                                       14

Subdivision A—Issue of certificates                                                                       14

18.......... Issue of certificates for ships other than government ships............. 14

19.......... Issue of certificates for government ships........................................ 15

Subdivision B—Production of certificates                                                            17

20.......... Enforcement officer may require insurance certificate to be produced 17

Subdivision C—Detention of ships                                                                          18

21.......... Enforcement officer may detain ships.............................................. 18

Subdivision D—Certificates ceasing to be in force                                             19

22.......... Authority may cancel certificate...................................................... 19

23.......... When certificate automatically ceases to be in force........................ 19

Subdivision E—Review of decisions                                                                        20

24.......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 20

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                         21

25.......... No time limit for prosecution........................................................... 21

26.......... Submission to jurisdiction................................................................ 21

27.......... Regulations to give effect to Article 10 of the Bunker Oil Convention 21

28.......... Treatment of partnerships................................................................ 22

29.......... Treatment of unincorporated associations....................................... 22

30.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 23

 



 

 

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008

No. 76, 2008

 

 

 

An Act to give effect to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 12 July 2008 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: