Compensation for Maritime Ecological Damages in China Judicial Practice

Fei TANG, Xiaoli RONG


The Article discusses the judicial experience of compensation for maritime ecological damages in China. The discussion focusse on the verdict of “Tasman sea” oil spill case. Scope and methods of assessment of ecological damages are major part of the discussion. Because of the absence of legislation on compensation for maritime ecological damages, the verdict is a significant guide to similar case trial in the future.


Compensation; Maritime; Ecological damages; Oil spill

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