This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 8 June 2015, notifies new limits of liability for maritime claims that are to apply instead of the limits specified in the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (the Act).
Schedule 8 of the Act sets out the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) (the Convention) and Schedule 9 of the Act sets out the Protocol of 1996 to Amend the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) (the Protocol). Article 9 of the Protocol provides that the Convention and the Protocol are to be read and interpreted together as a single instrument. Section 84A of the Act gives the Convention as amended by the Protocol the force of law in New Zealand.
Article 6 of the Convention sets out the general limits of liability for maritime claims that are subject to limitation. The limits were amended by Article 3 of the Protocol in 2004 and have now been further amended in accordance with the process set out in Article 8 of the Protocol. The further amendments will enter into force on 8 June 2015. More information can be found at http://www.imo.org/About/Conventions/ListOfConventions/Pages/Convention-on-Limitation-of-Liability-for-Maritime-Claims-(LLMC).aspx
This order notifies the new limits of liability that will have effect on and from 8 June 2015 instead of the limits specified in Schedules 8 and 9 of the Act.
Date of notification in Gazette: 28 May 2015.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Transport.