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Lloyd's Law Reporter


[2017] EWCA Civ 2222, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Lord Justice Hamblen, 27 November 2017

Carriage (passengers) - Meaning of international carriage - Meaning of "contractual carrier" - Whether accident occurred in the course of carriage - Fault or neglect - Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974

While on a cruise from and to Venice, with flights from and to the UK, the claimant boarded a tender owned and operated by the Union Boatmen of Santorini to be taken from the cruise ship to the island. On board the tender, he tripped and injured himself. The claimant sought and won compensation from the defendant for personal injury for negligence in the sum of £5,197. This was the cruise ship operator's application for permission to appeal against the decision of the Admiralty Registrar dated 16 May 2016, wherein the AR agreed that the incident had occurred during the course of international carriage so that the Athens Convention 1974 applied, and that the defendant was at fault or in neglect under article 3 of the Convention.

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