ATHENS CONVENTION RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS AND THEIR LUGGAGE BY SEA, 1974
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The Athens Convention on Passengers and Their Luggage was adopted in 1974 in Greece with subsequent entering into force in 1987. The provisions of the subject convention are considered applicable to all international carriage if the vessel flies the flag or has been registered in a state that is a party to the convention, or if the contract for transportation includes such state, or the place of destination/departure, as per the above mentioned contract, is in a state that is a party.
Here, the term “international carriage” means the transportation in which, as per the carriage contract, the places of destination and departure of the vessel, represent different states or in a single state, provided that the intermediate port is in place. The carriers are considered as bearing the liability for any damage that has been suffered as a result from a personal injury or death of the passenger and/or loss of the luggage or its damage that has taken place because of either fault or the neglect of the carrier…
The publication is a must-know for all people dealing with the maritime transportation of people since it plays a core role in provision of the subject services within the appropriate regulatory framework.
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