27. Period of limitation in relation to actions under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

An action under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 may not be brought if the death occurred when the person injured could no longer maintain an action and recover damages in respect of the injury1; nor may an action under that Act be brought after the expiration of three years from the date of death, or the date of knowledge of the person for whose benefit the action is brought, whichever is the later2. In the case of damages for loss of life or other personal injury caused by the fault of a ship to any person on board another