Canadian Legislation and revised draft report

Posted: 28/01/2015

By: Thomas Liebert

François MarierDear Members of the Correspondence Group,

Thank you to Jan Gabrielson for sharing the Danish legislation via this Blog, which is very helpful.  I would also like to provide a link to the Canadian legislation. The amendments are part of a larger Act named the Marine Liability Act, a copy of which has also been added under the documents section of the blog.  In respect of the amendments, it should be noted that some are in force and others are not pending ratification:


In English:

In French:

I have also drafted the following paragraph which has been added to the draft Correspondence Group’s report in order to inform the Legal Committee of the availability of national legislation:

National Legislation and Status of 2010 HNS Convention Chart

 7              One of the main purposes of the Correspondence Group is to provide states and others the ability to easily share and disseminate information, such as examples of national legislation implementing the 2010 HNS Convention. This is particularly useful for the provisions dealing with the HNS contributing cargo reporting requirements. To date, Canada and Denmark have made their national legislation available on the HNS Blog under the “Documents” tab of the Blog: Other states are encouraged to also share their legislation, regulations or relevant orders.


François Marier