Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

Canada Ratifies Bunkers Convention

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001, deals with oil pollution from the bunkers of all ships other than tankers. Bunker fuel is considered to be any fuel used in the propulsion and operation of the ship and is carried on all motorized vessels. As a result, it is more frequently involved in pollution incidents than spills from oil tankers. Ratification of this convention enables Canada to rely on the compulsory insurance provisions introduced in the convention as a means of ensuring that the shipowner has the necessary coverage in the event of a bunker oil spill.

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