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1999/06/15

第99-004号 シンガポール寄港におけるCLC証書提示要求について

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第99-004号
1999年06月15日
外航タンカー組合員各位

シンガポール寄港におけるCLC証書提示要求について



シンガポールでは、1998年9月18日に1992CLC(1969CLC条約に関する1992年の議定書)が発効し、同日以降同国に寄港するタンカー(持続性鉱物油を輸送するもの)は1992CLC証書の所持が必要になりました。

1998年8月に出されたシンガポール海運港湾局の通達によりますと、同国寄港の際は1992CLC締約国発行の1992CLC証書またはシンガポール1992 CLC申請用のブルーカードが必要で、ブルーカードの所持のみで入港した場合は、同カードを同国海運港湾局船舶課へ提出し出港までに同課よりCLC証書の交付を受けることになります。(提出後、1日以内に発行される由。)

最近、シンガポールにおいて1992CLCのオリジナル証書を所持していなかったために、当組合法務代理人を通じ確認を求められるということが数件続いてありました。

同国ではオリジナルの証書の提示を要求され証書のコピーでは出港許可が下りず、出港が遅れることも有り得ます。従いまして、組合員各位におかれましては、シンガポール寄港予定がある場合は、十分な時間的余裕をもって1992CLC締約国から証書を取得し、同港寄港前に本船にオリジナル証書を備え置くようお願い致します。

ご参考までに1998年8月5日付シンガポール海運港湾局発行の船主向サーキュラーを添付致します。(特に第5節及び第6節にご注意願います。)

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MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPOREMARINE CIRCULAR TO SHIPOWNERS NO.6 OF 1998


Shipping Division, MPA1 Maritime Square #09-66
World Trade Centre
Singapore 099253
Fax: 3756231

Date: 5 Aug 98


THE 1992 PROTOCOL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVILLIABILITY FOR OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE 1969

In 1969, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the InternationalConvention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC 69). The Conventionlays down the principle of strict liability for the shipowner and requires him to takeout liability insurance for pollution damage caused by spills of oil from laden tankers.The shipowner is normally entitled to limit his liability to an amount that is linked tothe tonnage of the ship. Singapore acceded to CLC 69 in 1981. The Merchant Shipping OilPollution Act (Cap.180) gives effect to CLC 69.

2. In Nov 1992, IMO adopted a protocol to amend CLC 69. On 30 May 1996, the Protocol(CLC 92) came into force internationally. CLC 92 provides higher limit of compensationand a wider scope of application than CLC 69.

3. Under CLC 92, the limit of compensation has been raised from about 14 million specialdrawing rights (SDR) (S$32 million) (in CLC 69) to about 59.7 million SDR (S$135million). The new limit was set to keep pace with inflation, world currency factors andcostly means of dealing with oil spills. Not having been adjusted since 1969, theliability under CLC 69 has been substantially reduced in real terms.

4. The main differences between CLC 69 and CLC 92 are as follows:

○ Under CLC 92, owners of ships not exceeding 5,000 units of gross tonnage can limit their liability to a fixed sum of 3 million SDR (about S$7 million).

○ For a ship between 5,000 and 140,000 unites of gross tonnage under CLC 92, the limit is 3 million SDR (S$7 million) plus an additional 420 SDR (S$949) for each additional unit of gross tonnage above 5,000 units.

○ For a ship of 140,000 units of gross tonnage or above under CLC 92, the limit is 59.7 million SDR (S$135million).

○ Expenses incurred for preventive measures under CLC 92 are recoverable even where no spill of oil occurs, provided that there was a grave and imminent threat of pollution damage.

○ CLC 92 applies to pollution damage both in the territory (including the territorial sea) and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of a party to the Protocol.

○ CLC 92 applies to spills from sea-going vessels constructed or adapted to carry oil in bulk as cargo, whether laden or unladen, and applies to spills of bunker oil from such ships.

5. Singapore acceded to CLC 92 on 18 Sep 1997. The Protocol will come into force forSingapore on 18 Sep 1998. The Merchant Shipping (Civil Liability and Compensation forOil Pollution) Bill, 1998, which gives effect to CLC 92, was passed in Parliament on 31July 98. It will replace the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act (Cap.180).

6. CLC 92 requires ships carrying more than 2000 tons of oil cargo to maintain insuranceagainst oil pollution damage up to CLC 92 limits. With effect from 18 Sep 98, alltankers (including those registered in Singapore) carrying more than 2,000 tons of oil inbulk as cargo should carry CLC 92 certificates or CLC 92 blue cards before they areallowed entry into Singapore port. Application for a CLC 92 certificate for tankerscarrying only a CLC 92 blue card should be made at the Shipping Division, MPA immediatelyafter the tankers enter the port. This is to avoid unnecessary delays.

7. Any enquiries relating to this circular may be directed to Ms. Sim Wei Ling atTel:3756227 or Mr. Chandru S R at Tel:3756217.

LEE SENG KONGDIRECTOR OF MARINEMARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE


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