The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer.

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In all probability, S.S. Rustbucket would be successful because the accident was not deliberate or intentional nor caused by negligence or lowered degree of care on the part of the tanker. Marine history is witness to an instance of major oil spillages, including the worst in American history, when in March 1989, Exxon Valdez, loaded with 1264,155 barrels of crude oil, spilled 20% of the cargo into the sea.

The 1973 Convention maintained the oil discharge criteria prescribed in the 1969 amendments to the 1954 Oil Pollution Convention, without substantial changes, namely, that operational discharges of oil from tankers are allowed only when all of the following conditions are met:

The total quantity of oil which a tanker may offload during the course of any voyage cannot exceed / 30,000 of the total cargo carrying capacity of the vessel. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL) The rate at which oil may be discharged must not exceed 60 liters/mile of travel by that tanker, and finally, no discharge of any oil must be made from the cargo spaces of a tanker within the radius of 50 miles from the nearest land.

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Academic.Tips. (2021, October 9). The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer. Retrieved from https://academic.tips/question/the-s-s-rust-bucket-an-oil-tanker-flying-the-flag-of-state-v-a-small-but-sound-developing-country-had-a-terrible-leak-as-the-tanker-steamed-across-the-high-seas-near-state-w-it-discharged-some-20/

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Academic.Tips. 2021. "The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer." October 9, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/the-s-s-rust-bucket-an-oil-tanker-flying-the-flag-of-state-v-a-small-but-sound-developing-country-had-a-terrible-leak-as-the-tanker-steamed-across-the-high-seas-near-state-w-it-discharged-some-20/.

1. Academic.Tips. "The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer." October 9, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/the-s-s-rust-bucket-an-oil-tanker-flying-the-flag-of-state-v-a-small-but-sound-developing-country-had-a-terrible-leak-as-the-tanker-steamed-across-the-high-seas-near-state-w-it-discharged-some-20/.


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Academic.Tips. "The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer." October 9, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/the-s-s-rust-bucket-an-oil-tanker-flying-the-flag-of-state-v-a-small-but-sound-developing-country-had-a-terrible-leak-as-the-tanker-steamed-across-the-high-seas-near-state-w-it-discharged-some-20/.

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"The S.S Rust bucket, an oil tanker flying the flag of State V, a small but sound developing country, had a terrible leak. As the tanker steamed across the high seas near State W, it discharged some 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a very rich fishing area, killing huge quantities of fish and other aquatic animals. A warship from State W detained the Rust bucket until barges could be brought alongside and all of the oil on the tanker pumped off. The Rust bucket has proven to the court that it was in full compliance with the pollution control regulations of State V and should not be held liable for the discharge. Will the Rust bucket be successful? Defend your answer." Academic.Tips, 9 Oct. 2021, academic.tips/question/the-s-s-rust-bucket-an-oil-tanker-flying-the-flag-of-state-v-a-small-but-sound-developing-country-had-a-terrible-leak-as-the-tanker-steamed-across-the-high-seas-near-state-w-it-discharged-some-20/.

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