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Legal Briefing- Antarctic treaty
The latest briefing from the legal team covers the Antarctic Treaty and its Environment Protocol.
Annex VI of the Environment Protocol, which deals with liabilities arising from environmental emergencies, has not yet come into force, but shipowners trading to the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities under this instrument.
This briefing provides details of the application of Annex VI, a shipowners obligations and liabilities, and exemptions.
The UK Club’s Legal team will monitor the progress of the implementation of Annex VI and keep our Members updated.
Questions on this Legal Briefing may be directed to the Dinging Huang or additional information on Arctic Shipping and the Polar Code can be found here: