MARITIME CLAIMS SUBJECT TO LIABILITY LIMITATION IN NIGERIA: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

MARITIME CLAIMS SUBJECT TO LIABILITY LIMITATION IN NIGERIA: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Author by Dr. Nzeribe E. Abangwu

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Current Research

Volume/Edition: 11

Language: English

Pages: 6347 - 6350

Abstract

This article examines the maritime claims that are subject to liability limitation as provided for in both the Nigerian Merchant Shipping Act, 2007 and the repealed Merchant Shipping Act 1963. It identifies some distinctions inherent in the application of the two Acts in respect of limitable claims. It concludes by stating that the legal provision allowing ship owners and their representatives to limit liability for loss or injury suffered by cargo owners due to delay in the delivery of goods under a contract of carriage should be abolished as the law is not in the best interest of Nigeria and its cargo owners.


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