What is meant by strict liability?

Tort liability imposed on a defendant without the requirement for the plaintiff to prove intent, negligence or fault. If damage is done by the defendant or his property, the defendant is liable. Criminal offences of strict liability are those for which it is not necessary for the prosecution to establish that the accused person had a particular state of mind, e. g. knowledge or intention, at the time of the criminal act.

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What is an example of strict liability in shipping?

To whom (or what) does a shipmaster owe a duty of care?