OVERVIEW ON INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE IN CONNECTION WITH THE CARRIAGE OF HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES BY SEA (HNS) 1996

  • Oana Adascalitei Maritime University of Constantza

Abstract

The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS) 1996 provides for the first time a legal international framework dedicated to pollution from hazardous and noxious substances carried by ships. The HNS 1996 is largely modelled after the CLC-IOPC Fund regime, with a system of liability/compensation on two tiers sharing the costs between the ship-owner and the cargo receiver. A Protocol to the Convention – 2010 HNS Protocol – was adopted with a view to introduce modifications that facilitate a faster entry into force of the Convention. The herein Article aims to present the main features of the 1996 HNS Convention.

Published
Mar 20, 2019
How to Cite
ADASCALITEI, Oana. OVERVIEW ON INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE IN CONNECTION WITH THE CARRIAGE OF HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES BY SEA (HNS) 1996. Constanta Maritime University Annals, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 223, mar. 2019. ISSN 2067-0427. Available at: <http://annals.cmu-edu.eu/index.php/cmuannals/article/view/36>. Date accessed: 29 oct. 2020.
Section
Section VI - Maritime Economics, Logistics and Social Sciences