Ευθύνη και αποζημίωση από τη μεταφορά επικίνδυνων φορτίων
KeywordsΕπικίνδυνα φορτία ; Θαλάσσια ασφάλιση ; Ευθύνη ; International Maritime Organization ; International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) ; Dangerous cargo ; Marine pollutants ; Insurance ; Liability (Law)
This dissertation examines the liability of the shipowner and charterer as well as of the carrier and the port’s systems where the dangerous cargo is loaded and unloaded. To this end a detailed analysis regarding the definition and the categories of dangerous cargoes is pursued while there is reference on the mandatory loading, packing, marking, labelling, stowage and operational procedures and requirements to ensure that the safety of the crew is maintained and the pollution of the sea will be prevented in case of an accident. We will emphasize on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) which is the main legislative tool setting the rules for the transport of dangerous goods. The legislation issued by the Hellenic Republic, European Union and International Organisations such as IMO will also be examined. Data used have been collected by maritime law literature and publications of IMO and European Union.