Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 12.3
The Environmental Injury Compensation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-12.3-2

§ 46-12.3-2. Strict liability.

The owner, operator, and/or his or her or its agent of any seagoing vessel, as defined in § 46-9-2, entering the waters or waterways of this state who shall violate the provisions of chapter 9 or 9.1 of title 46, regarding the obligation of a vessel to have a licensed pilot on board prior to entering a navigable waterway of the state or chapter 12 of title 46, regarding water pollution or any violation of any permit, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, shall be strictly liable for any injury or damage resulting from the violation, including, but not limited to, damage or injury to the environment or natural resources of the state, injury to the person, property damage, or economic loss to any individual, corporation, partnership, or other business entity.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 198, § 1.