From: Erik Rosaeg <>

Subject: Letter to the Editor

Date: 25.3.2003




Dear Sir,


In Singapore Shipping Times 19 March, concerns were expressed in respect of the new regime for passenger liability. The shipping industry recommended that the 2002 Athens Convention should not be ratified, because it could cause too great overall exposure to the P&I Clubs. However, Article 19 of that Convention allows states to retain global limitation to avoid excessive catastrophe exposure. The fear expressed is thus no reason to deny passengers the benefits of the new Convention, namely a mandatory insurance scheme.


Yours sincerely,

Erik Røsæg