Marine Liability Act

Version of section 36 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-09-20:


Marginal note:Extended meaning of expressions

  •  (1) For the purposes of this Part and Articles 1 to 22 of the Convention,

    • (a) the definition ship in Article 1 of the Convention shall be read as including any vessel or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for navigation, without regard to method or lack of propulsion and whether seagoing or not, but not including an air cushion vehicle; and

    • (b) in the definition contract of carriage in Article 1 of the Convention, the expression “carriage by sea” shall be read as “carriage by water”.

  • Marginal note:Owners of ships

    (2) For greater certainty, in the application of the Convention under this Part, Article 19 of the Convention applies to owners of all ships, whether seagoing or not.

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