Annex VI of the Environment Protocol applies to ‘environmental emergencies’. These are defined as accidental events that result in, or imminently threaten to result in, any significant and harmful impact on the Antarctic environment. The UK P&I Club discusses why shipowners trading in the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities.
Annex VI of the Environment Protocol, which deals with liabilities arising from environmental emergencies, has not yet come into force, but shipowners trading to the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities under this instrument. The UK P&I Club has issued Legal Briefing to provide details of the application of Annex VI, a shipowners obligations and liabilities, and exemptions.
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