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Rec'd No:105Information Date:30-Nov-1997
Main subject:No Longer Applicable (since 1 July HK Ref:111PRC Ref:

Subject matter:Marine Pollution - Liability and Compensation
Treaty:Protocol to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution

Acronym:CLC PROT 1992Short title:
Date of adoption:27-Nov-1992Entry into force:30-May-1996
Place of conclusion/adoption:London
Adopted by:International Legal Conference on Marine Pollution.
Text:IMO Doc LEG/CONF.9/15; Misc 36 (1994), Cmnd 2657 (source: Bowman & Harris) -

Reprinted in Transport: International Transport Treaties (The Hague, Kluwer Law

International, 1986-); - Reprinted in Richard L. Wallace (ed), The Marine Mammal

Commission Compendium of Selected Treaties, International Agreements, and Other

Relevant Documents on Marine Resources, Wildlife, and the Environment (Washington

DC, Marine Mammal Commission, 1994), Vol 2, p 1700 (including Convention and 1976, 84

and 92 Protocols).
Internet(other info) [ENTRI] for signatories; for summary of

the Protocol and general information on IMO.
Depositary:Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation
Bowman & Harris reference:Treaty 1015Entry into force for HK:
Application to HK Prior to 1 July 1997: UK accession 29 Sep 1994, entered into force 30 May 1996. (source:
before 1 July 1997:ENTRI)

Note: UK did not extend its accession to HK. (source: depositary)

From 1 July 1997: not applicable. See Comment below.
Declarations Prior
to 1/7/1997:
UK Notifcation:
Application to HK
from 1/7/1997:
Implementing Merchant Shipping (Liability and Compensation for Oil Pollution) Ordinance, Cap 414.
legislation UK/HK:
Other measures:
Is PRC a party?:No
Date of Chinese

ratification or accession:
Status with respect
to PRC:
Summary of treaty:"In order to increase the amount of compensation available from shipowners to victims of

oil spills under the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

(CLC), IMO adopted the 1984 Protocol (see for text). Unfortunately

that Protocol never entered into force and it became apparent that it was unlikely to do so

in the foreseeable future. This Protocol therefore reproduces the substantive provisions

of the 1984 version but incorporates less onerous provisions for entry into force. This

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