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《Annual of China Maritime Law》 2010-04
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Marine offshore engineering and the oil pollutions:a comment on the problem of limitation of liability for maritime claims in the Gulf of Mexico oil pollution accident

PENG Xian-wei(Haitong&Partners,Beijing 100028,China)  
This paper firstly introduced the Deepwater Horizon oil rig pollution accident in the Gulf of Mexico and the limitation of liability for maritime claim to the owner of the oil rig.Then this paper briefed the marine offshore engineering installations and their technical specifications,analyzed the US judicial practice regarding the offshore engineering installations,as well as illustrating the IOPC FUND research report and the civil ruling of Greek Supreme Court.This paper proposes that a international treaty should be framed to deal with the oil pollution liabilities of the offshore engineering installations;or we may construe the offshore engineering installation as ship to entertain its limitation of liability for maritime claims.
【CateGory Index】: D971.2;DD912.6
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