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Belize v. MS Westerhaven Schiffahrts et al., Claim No. 45 of 2009 (2010.04.26) (Supreme Court of Belize) (Judgment) (Damages for ship grounding in reef)

Note - The Court of Appeal of Belize later limited the liability of the owners of the MS Westerhaven based on application of the Convention on Limitation of Liability in Maritime Claims (LLMC Convention) .  Although the lower court found the ship owners’ liability to be BZ$11,510,000, the Court of Appeals found that the Convention limited the liability to US$2,009,347 (based on the size of the ship involved).  See:

Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action v. Union of India, WP 664/1993 (1996.04.18) (Coastal Zone Case)

Indian Council For Enviro-Legal Action


Union of India and Others

Writ Petition (C) No. 664 of 1993

(Kuldip Singh, S. Saghir Ahmed, B.N. Kirpal JJ)



1. Concern for the protection of ecology and for preventing irreversible ecological damage to the coastal areas of the country has led to the filing of the present petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India as a public interest litigation.


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