Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006


Amendment of Harbours Act 1996

Amendment of Harbours Act 1996.

38.— The Harbours Act 1996 is amended by inserting the following after section 95:

“Immunity of certain persons.

95A.— No action or other proceedings shall lie or be maintainable against—

(a) a harbour authority within the meaning of section 2 of the Harbours Act 1946 ,

(b) a company within the meaning of section 2, or

(c) the servants or agents of an authority or company to which paragraph (a) or (b) relates,

for the recovery of damages in respect of any injury to persons, damage to property or other loss alleged to have been caused or contributed to by a failure to perform or to comply with any of the functions conferred on them under the Dangerous Substances Act 1972 .”.