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Tag Archives: Athens Convention

Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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Queen of Nanaimo sets course for Maritime Time-Bars

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Sperling v. Queen of Nanaimo (Ship), 2014 BCSC 326, clarified issues arising out of the potential conflict between maritime limitations and provincial limitations statutes: Passenger claims for injury arising out of … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea: Punitive and Aggravated Damages under the Athens Convention

On 22 March 2006, the Queen of the North grounded on Gil Island in Wright Sound, approximately 135km south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Rescue efforts failed to recover a number of passengers, and the relatives of these unfortunate victims … Continue reading

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