Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 10/1994

Read the first time on 23rd May 1994.
An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act (Chapter 180 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Act 1994.
New section 16A
2.  The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 16, the following section:
Restriction on enforcement of judgments given by court in country not party to Convention
16A.  Notwithstanding Part I of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act [Cap. 265] and any rule of law relating to recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, any judgment given by a court in a country which is not a Convention country in respect of any liability for oil pollution incurred by the owner of a ship in that country may be recognised and enforced by the Court only up to the limit of liability prescribed by section 6.”.