Marine Liability Act

Version of section 28 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-09-20:


Marginal note:Liability for ships under 300 tons

  •  (1) The maximum liability for maritime claims that arise on any distinct occasion involving a ship with a gross tonnage of less than 300 tons, other than claims mentioned in section 29, is

    • (a) $1,000,000 in respect of claims for loss of life or personal injury; and

    • (b) $500,000 in respect of any other claims.

  • Marginal note:Calculation of tonnage

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a ship’s gross tonnage shall be calculated in accordance with the tonnage measurement rules contained in Annex I of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, concluded at London on June 23, 1969, including any amendments, whenever made, to the Annexes or Appendix to that Convention.

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