The LLMC 1996 Protocol to enter into force in the UAE from May 2021


The United Arab Emirates deposited to the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization the instrument of accession to the Protocol of 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 ( LLMC 1976). The protocol will enter into force in the United Arab Emirates from May 23, 2021 in accordance with article 11(2) of the Protocol. There are, at present, 62 Contracting States to the Protocol.

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure being the federal maritime authority of United Arab Emirates will be hosting a virtual seminar in due course to brief the maritime community on the LLMC 1996 Protocol.