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Liability regulations


Currently, compulsory insurance exists for damage caused by oil pollution, by bunker oil as well as by oil carried in bulk as cargo, and for the carriage of passengers by sea. A certificate, attesting that the relevant insurance or other financial security is in force, must be carried on board and can be applied for at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie - BSH).

Civil Liability Certificates for seagoing vessels under the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution of 2001
(Bunkers Convention)

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Civil Liability Certificates for oil tankers under the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1992 (1992 Liability Convention)

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Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents

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