Legal Update: Singapore: Intention to implement the 1996 Protocol to LLMC 1976 and the International Convention on Salvage, 1989
On 14 January 2019, the Singapore Parliament passed the Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill. The main objectives of the Bill are to amend the Merchant Shipping Act to implement i) the 1996 Protocol to the 1976 LLMC; and ii) the International Convention on Salvage, 1989.
Although the Bill has been passed by the Singapore Parliament, the amendments have yet to come into force and a further update will be provided in due course.
Microsoft Word - Singapore - 1996 Protocol and Salvage Convention (31.1.2019).docx (78 KB)
You may also be interested in:
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the subject of Salvage and wreck removal.
On 1 February 2021, the Singapore parliament passed the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill2 which adopts the UNICTRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (“Model Law”), with certain modifications.
On 29 December 2019, Singapore implemented the Protocol of 1996 to Amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (the “1996 Protocol”).
The regulations in Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) address air pollution from ships and include energy efficiency and fuel quality requirements designed to reduce harmful emissions from shipping.