Bunker Convention Advisement

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The US Coast Guard published an informal notice advising owners and operators of US-flag vessels that trade internationally of means for compliance with the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (Bunker Convention). Because the United States is not party to the Convention, but party states require covered vessels to provide evidence of compliance, owners and operators of US-flag vessels should consider applying for the Bunker Convention Certificate from a party state or they may elect to cooperate with their third party liability insurance provider.

(Source: Holland & Knight)

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