Consultation outcome

Sea carrier: passenger liability and compensation

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Government response to consultation on the implementation of EU Regulation (EC) 392/2009

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Government response to consultation on the implementation of EU Regulation (EC) 392/2009

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Detail of outcome

A summary of responses to the consultation with details of how the government has responded to views and comments.

Original consultation

Summary

Draft proposals for sea passenger claims against carriers implementing the EU Regulation (EC) 392/2009.

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Consultation description

The proposed plans are to:

  • allow parity for the passenger shipping industry
  • help ensure that UK citizens have access to the same levels of compensation when travelling between 2 different EU member states
  • increase the limits of liabilities for death or personal injuries to passengers being carried by sea
  • require carriers to have compulsory insurance
  • provides claimants with the right of taking direct action against the insurers
  • greater domestic passenger services

The plans provide an improved compensation framework in the event, while on a sea journey, of:

  • passenger death or personal injury
  • luggage loss or damage

Documents

Implementation of EU Regulation (EC) 392/2009

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Annex A the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers by Sea) Regulations 2012

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Annex B regulation (EC) No 392/2009

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Annex C regulatory impact assessment

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Annex D list of consultees

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Published 16 August 2012
Last updated 17 December 2012 + show all updates
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