The conditions of carriage are supplemented by the Maritime Act of 24 June 1994 No. 39, chapter 15.
Responsibility for passengers
The carrier is obliged to compensate for losses caused by the death or injury of a passenger during the carriage due to maritime incidents, including shipwrecks, collisions, strandings, explosions, fires or faults in the ship. The carrier's liability is limited upwards to 250,000 SDRs per passenger. If the maritime incident is due to fault or negligence on the part of the carrier or someone for whom it is responsible, liability is limited to a maximum of 400,000 SDRs per passenger.
The carrier is obliged to compensate for losses caused by the death or injury of a passenger during carriage as a result of fault or negligence on the part of the carrier or someone for whom it is responsible, and which is not due to a maritime incident. Liability is limited to a maximum of 400,000 SDRs per passenger.
The carrier is obliged to compensate for losses resulting from delay of carriage with passengers. For money, securities and other valuables, such as gold, silver, jewels, jewelry and art objects, the carrier is not liable unless they are received by him to be kept safe.
Responsibility for moving equipment
If, by fault or negligence, the carrier has caused loss or damage to moving equipment or other special equipment used by a person with a disability or a person with reduced mobility, the carrier shall pay compensation equal to the replacement value of the equipment in question or, if it is possible to repair the equipment, corresponding to the repair costs.
Safety regulations. Prohibition of dangerous cargo
Passengers shall not carry dangerous objects or substances without the knowledge of the carrier. For some items and substances, the carrier's permission is also required. Special mention is made of dangerous objects and substances that are flammable, corrosive or potentially explosive, such as fireworks. If the passenger is uncertain about the rules that apply to the object or substance brought, the carrier must be contacted.
The carrier is not liable under the rules of clause 1 in the following cases:
For personal injury and delay occurred before the passenger boards and after disembarking. The carrier is not liable for any loss or damage caused to the passenger himself or a third person. The above also applies if the claim against the carrier is not based on the contract of carriage.
Limitation of carrier liability
Liability for personal injury shall not exceed 400,000 SDRs for each passenger.
The liability for delay in carriage of the passenger shall not exceed 4,694 SDRs.
The rules on the carrier's objections and the limits of the carrier's liability apply even if the claim is not based on the contract of carriage.
Reglene gjelder også tilsvarende hvis kravet rettes mot noen transportør svarer for og vedkommende godtgjør å ha handlet i tjenesten eller for å fullføre oppdraget.
The carrier is entitled to deduct up to: 20 SDRs per passenger in the event of loss due to delay.
Rerouting of routes and use of ships. Mutual right of cancellation
The carrier reserves the right to make deviations from the route with regard to the stated stops or their mutual order. Likewise, he may fulfil the freight agreement with another ship of the same standard than stated without effect for the ticket price.
If a suitable ship cannot be provided after a breakdown, the freight agreement is cancelled against a full refund of the ticket price for the relevant voyage.
If the passenger does not join the journey or interrupt it, the carrier is entitled to the agreed remuneration unless the passenger is dead or obstructed by illness or other reasonable cause and the carrier is notified without undue delay.
The carrier's liability for personal injury or for delay expires 2 years from the day the passenger left the ship. If deaths have occurred after disembarkation, the deadline is 2 years from the date of death, but no more than 3 years from disembarkation.
Governing Law and Venue
Subject to the Norwegian Maritime Act of 24 June 1994 No. 39.
Proceedings relating to the carriage of passengers may only be brought in court, (a) at the place where the defendant has his domicile or principal place of residence or principal place of business, (b) at the place of departure or destination pursuant to the contract of carriage; (c) in the state in which the claimant is domiciled, if the defendant has a place of business in that state and may be sued there, or (d) in the state in which the contract of carriage was entered into; if the defendant has a place of business in that state and can be sued there.
After a dispute has arisen, the parties may agree that it will be heard by another court or by arbitration.
SDR (Special Drawing Rights) means the special drawing right established by the International Monetary Fund. The value of 1 SDR is included in the daily lists of exchange rates of banks.