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Web Alert: Passenger Liability Regulations - Update regarding Class A vessels in domestic carriage

News & Insights 12 January 2017


As of 31 December 2016, the application of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the “PLR”) to Class A vessels will apply in certain countries.

As of 31 December 2016, the application of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the “PLR”) to Class A vessels will apply in the following countries:

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Portugal
  • UK

Vessels affected will require PLR Certificates.

For definitions of vessel classes and further information on the application of the PLR, please see the club circular dated 24 September 2012.

The Standard Club is always on hand to assist. If a member has any queries in relation to this issue, they should not hesitate to call their usual club contact

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