Oman - Time Bars

Date: 27/01/2017
Author: Meena Mathews
Source: Gulf Agency Co. Oman L.L.C.

Oman Maritime Law 1981

Oman is not a signatory to the 1976 Convention of Liability for Maritime Claims but the provsions akin to it are incorporated into the Maritime Law.

Nature of ClaimTime Bar
Claims arising out of a maritime contract of carriage2 years from the date of delivery of goods or from the date on which the goods ought to have been delivered.
Claims for recovery of monies paid otherwise than by way of entitlement2 years from the date when the right to recovery arises
Collision - where liability rests on one vessel2 years from the date of the incident
Any claims towards personal injury or death as a result of a collision21 year from the date of death
Claims for remuneration for assistance/salvage2 years from the date of termination of such operations
General Average claims2 years from the date of arrival of the vessel at the port which was specified originally for arrival or at the port in which the sea voyage came to and end
Claims arising out an insurance contract2 years

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