The document has the prior binding opinion of the Constitutional Court (CC) dated July 9 this year, in which it states that is in harmony with the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador.

Objectives and application

The Parties agree on the need to adopt uniform international rules and procedures to ensure that persons suffering damage to maritime transport of hazardous and noxious substances events receive adequate, prompt and effective compensation in addition to the economic impact of such damages must be shared by the shipping industry and the interests of the relevant charge.

The Convention shall apply to claims, other than claims arising out of any contract for the carriage of goods and passengers, for damage caused by the shipping of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS).

It does not apply to pollution damage as they are defined in the International Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Oil Pollution, 1969; damage caused by a radioactive material of Class 7, included in the International Marine Dangerous Goods Code.