Following a proposal made by the Commission in December 2008 the Council and the European Parliament adopted on 24 November 2010 Regulation 1177/2010 concerning rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway. The Regulation was published on 17 December 2010 in the Official Journal of the EU and its provisions will apply as from 18 December 2012.
Regulation 392/2009 , adopted on 23 April 2009, on liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents deals specifically with the rights of passengers in case of loss or damage resulting from an accident. The Regulation will apply [112 KB] as from 31 December 2012.
Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004