THE EUROPEAN Commission has called for EU legislation that would insist that passenger ferry companies take out compulsory insurance, which would cover them for no-fault strict liability claims of up to Euro 250,000 per passenger.

In a Communication, (discussion paper), "on the enhanced safety of passenger ships," Brussels also suggests that if a carrier is at fault, unlimited liability should apply. Indicating that the time for lobbying is now most certainly ripe, the document says that the Commission will propose legislation in the ...

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