Shipowners face strict liability for oil pollution

Strict liability for oil pollution damage and the costs of oil pollution prevention measures is to be imposed for the first time on owners of ships other than laden oil tankers. The measure is being introduced via a Private Member's Bill with full support from the Government, which has also promised to explore how voluntary groups which assist in oil spill clean-ups may have their costs reimbursed.

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