Tag Archives: Maritime

Court extends indemnity in the BP-Transocean Drilling Contract to include Transocean’s “gross negligence,” but excludes indemnity for civil penalties and punitive damages.




On January 26, 2012, the Court entered its finding(s) 1) That BP is required to indemnify Transocean for compensatory damages asserted by third parties against Transocean related to pollution that did not originate on or above the surface of the … Continue reading

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ARE CRUISE LINES GETTING AWAY WITH 1974 PRICES FOR INJURY OR DEATH – IT IS TIME TO ADOPT THE 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974?




As of January 28, 2011, the signatories to the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention were Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom (all subject to ratification/acceptance).  (Contracting States: Albania, Latvia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Syrian Arab Republic). EC … Continue reading

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