Brexit and the 2001 Bunker Oil Pollution Convention.

 

Another legislative casualty of the EU referendum will be the UK’s implementation of the 2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (Bunkers Convention). This was done by inserting s.153A into the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, pursuant to The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Bunkers Convention) Regulations SI 2006/1244. As this secondary legislation was made pursuant to the Secretary of State’s powers under s.2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, it will fall away when the Act is repealed at the culmination of the withdrawal process. Section.153A will then cease to have effect.

 

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