Mr Ferry - Conditions des compagnies

Conditions des compagnies

 

Caronte & Tourist

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF PASSENGERS (AND VEHICLES)

1 – DEFINITIONS By “Passenger” we intend any person travelling with a ticket issued by the Carrier and/or by authorised agencies. By “Carrier /or Company” we intend the Cartour. By “vehicle’’ we intend any vehicle with passenger/s not carrying goods. This includes any trailer and/or caravan, which are subject to different prices due to their size. The Carrier undertakes to transport passengers with their vehicle(s) under the following general transport conditions that can be consulted in full at authorised ticket offices, at the Carrier’s offices, on board our ships and on www.carontetourist.it. The conditions can also be found on all tickets and ticket purchase implies the understanding and acceptance of said conditions on behalf of the passenger.

2 – TRANSPORT REGULATIONS AND VALIDITY The object of this contract is the transport of passengers, their luggage and vehicles according to articles 396 (and following) of the Navigation Code and of regulations EC/392/2009 and EU/1177/2010. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience caused to passengers by cancelled or delayed departures, except in cases mentioned in articles 18, 19 and 20 of regulation EU/1177/2010. Responsibility relating to the transport of passengers, their luggage and vehicles, if not provided for in these conditions, is regulated by the Italian Navigation Code and regulation EU/1177/2010 and, successively by the Italian Civil Code. Passenger tickets are not transferable and are valid exclusively for the journey indicated on said ticket. Passengers are required to look after their tickets which must be shown to any member of staff on request. Any passenger travelling without a ticket must immediately inform the Ship’s command or is otherwise obliged to pay double the price of the ticket and is also liable to pay damages. It is the duty of the passenger to check that all travel details on the ticket correspond to his/her requirements. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for errors. Passengers in possession of prepaid bookings that attempt to embark with a vehicle that does not correspond to that mentioned on the booking must, before embarkation, pay the difference in price between the booked vehicle and the vehicle to embark. This procedure does not in any way compromise the right to embarkation provided that there is room on board to accommodate the vehicle involved.

3 – TICKET PRICE The price indicated on the ticket refers to that in force on the date of ticket issue. Payment by credit card is subject to charges established by the card issuer. Until the ticket is issued, the Company reserves the right to modify the price if there has been an increase in the price of fuel and/or port taxes and duties. The price of the ticket does not include food on board. Food can be purchased on board in the restaurant or self-service canteen. Any embarkation or disembarkation duties are indicated on the ticket. Tickets purchased at our ticket offices may be subject to a supplement for the use of the ticket office in the embarkation area. Booking fees from € 4.00 per passenger (for each journey) are applied to the price of the ticket. All special and/or promotional prices are subject to availability and are automatically established by the booking system. The application of special and/or promotional prices depends on the dates of booking and departure, the number of passengers, chosen seating and booking method used and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Bookings made with special and/or promotional prices can be modified only if they include the Flexibility Option and cannot be cancelled or reimbursed. The Flexibility Option does not release the client from paying any price differences deriving from requested variation but allows for changes in bookings made with special and/or promotional prices. Passengers in possession of a ticket bought as part of a convention must show all necessary documentation required by the Carrier for any single convention on the Carrier’s website, as well as a valid identity card, at the ticket office for check in, to prove they have the right to such convention (the number of which is written on the ticket). The passenger in this case must also appear on the Convention’s booked passenger list. Failure to provide necessary documentation or to observe the General Transport Conditions invalidates the booking and consequent permission to travel. In this case the passenger is obliged to purchase a new ticket in order to embark and pay the difference in price between the two tickets. The passenger, alternatively, can ask to be reimbursed for the unused ticket, on payment of a 25% penalty. Any promotions cannot be combined on a single ticket and in any case cannot be used with convention tickets.

4 – PRESENTATION FOR EMBARKATION Embarkation time, unless otherwise written, takes place two hours prior to departure for passengers with vehicles and one hour prior to departure for foot passengers Passengers who fail to observe these times lose their right to the booking and to full or partial reimbursement of the ticket price. Passengers who do not arrive on time for embarkation or who do not embark on the vessel indicated on the ticket cannot be guaranteed embarkation, reimbursement, compensation and/or refund.

5 – CANCELLATION AND REIMBURSEMENT Unless otherwise stated in article 400 of the Navigation Code, the Company grants passengers who no longer intend to or are unable to travel, partial reimbursement of the ticket price. In such cases, passengers must send written communication to the Messina offices via fax to 090.53416 or email to servizioclienti@carontetourist.it (for private clients) and agenzie@carontetourist.it (only for bookings made in travel agencies). Any communication must be forwarded by the passenger directly or via the travel agency where the ticket was bought. Any request to cancel a booking must be received by the Carrier not later than 24 working hours prior to the date of departure of the booked vessel. Cancellation requests cannot be sent on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and must reach the Company during office opening hours (Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.). Any communications that do not respect the above shall be registered with the date of the next working day (e.g. a request sent at 22:45 on Friday shall be registered by the Carrier the following Monday) In any case penalties are applied according to the actual date of registration by the Carrier. No reimbursements can be made if the cancellation was requested in the last 24 hours prior to the date shown on the ticket. Reimbursement claims registered in the last 24 hours prior to or after the departure of the booked vessel cannot be considered. Penalties in case of booking cancellation, which the Carrier can withhold from the price paid, are as follows: • 20% - if the cancellation request is registered more than 19 (nineteen) days before the departure date on the ticket; • 30% - if the cancellation request is registered in a period between 19 (nineteen) and 4 (four) days prior to the departure date on the ticket; • 50% - if the cancellation request is registered in a period between 3 (three) and 2 (two) days prior to the departure date on the ticket; • 75% - if the cancellation request is registered 1 (one) day before the departure date on the ticket (provided that the request is made before the last 24 hours prior to the departure date on the ticket); • 100% - if the cancellation request is registered in the last 24 hours prior to the departure date on the ticket; Penalties in the case of booking cancellations that have already been subject to variation are established according to the date of the original booking. In this case the request for variation of the original booking is to be considered the request for cancellation. Bookings made with promotional prices of limited availability cannot be cancelled or reimbursed. Reimbursements are calculated according to the date of registration of the cancellation on the part of the Carrier. No reimbursement can be made to passengers who do not arrive in the established time for embarkation unless they have communicated one of the circumstances referred to in article 400 of the navigation code to the Carrier. The same applies to passengers that communicate any partial cancellations during check-in.

6 – VARIATIONS Variations in bookings are subject to the following penalties (which the Carrier can deduct from the price paid): • 10% - if the request is registered more than 19 (nineteen) days before the departure date on the ticket; • 15% - if the request is registered in a period between 19 (nineteen) and 4 (four) days prior to the departure date on the ticket; • 25% - if the request is registered in a period between 3 (three) and 2 (two) days prior to the departure date on the ticket; • 100% - if the request is registered in the last 24 hours prior to the departure date on the ticket; Modifications and variations are subject to availability and, in the event that a passenger cancels due to the unavailability of places on board, the same penalties and conditions are applied as in article 5, the request for variation being considered as request for cancellation. Passengers with tickets issued with promotional prices are subject to pay the price difference if the new date or type of transport is not included in the same offer. At the time of booking it is possible to add our Flexibility Option available from 10.00 €. The Flexibility Option allows for a maximum of 2 (two) variations to the booking without the payment of penalties, but is not valid for cancellations in accordance with article. 5, nor does it exonerate the passenger from paying any price differences deriving from such variation. Requests for variations in bookings covered by the Flexibility Option can be registered until 8 hours prior to the date of departure shown on the ticket; after such time, and despite possession of the Flexibility Option, the passenger is subject to a penalty of 100%. In the case of multiple bookings using the Flexibility Option, single passengers cannot be reimbursed. Only entire bookings for all passengers can be refunded. The Flexibility Option is the only option available that allows for variations to bookings made with promotional prices with limited availability.

7 – CHANGES IN TIMES OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE – CANCELLATIONS – CHANGES IN ROUTE The Company reserves the right to cancel any departure, to add or remove ports of call, to change port of departure, to change route, to hand over the vessel to other lines, to anticipate or delay departure dates and times (times are intended as merely indicative). The Captain reserves the right even without a pilot to tow or assist other vessels in any circumstance, to change course in any direction, for any distance and for any reason, to stop at any port or ports, whether or not on the vessels planned course, and in any direction, in any order and for any reason. The Captain also reserves the right to transfer passengers and vehicles to any other vessel or other means of transport, heading for the port of destination, whether or not such means belong to the Company. The time of arrival, if specified on the ticket or by other means communicated by the Company, its staff and/or crew, is to be considered merely indicative. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for any delays. Prior to departure, passengers are required to check that no variations have been made relative to the vessel or to the time shown on the ticket. In any case, any cancellation, delay or interruption is subject exclusively to Regulation EU/1177/2010, which can be consulted on www.carontetourist.it. With reference to interruptions the company reserves rights according to article 405 of the navigation code. In any case, cancellation, delay and/or interruption to a journey are regulated exclusively by Regulation EU/1177/2010, which can be consulted on www.carontetourist.it , unless referred to in article 405 of the Navigation Code regarding interruptions to journeys. Arrival times, where stated, are only to be considered indicative and can be subject to variation due to weather and sea conditions, port traffic, manoeuvres and/or any limits imposed by the competent Authorities or others not attributable to the Company. The vessel intended for transport is merely indicative, the Carrier reserving the right, at any time, to substitute a vessel for any other, even one of another carrier. The Commander reserves the right to lend aid to any person in difficulty in the sea and to assist any other vessel in danger and to change the established route in any direction according to weather and sea conditions to guarantee the safety of the vessel. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for any consequent delay and/or modification to the route taken.

8 – VEHICLE EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION Vehicles are required to embark in the order established by the captain and/or his crew and staff. Drivers are required on booking or embarkation to state if their vehicles are fuelled by methane or any other gas. Vehicle embarkation, including on board parking, disembarkation and any vehicle transfer from the car park to the vessel and/or from the vessel to the car park are all under the exclusive responsibility of the passenger. Drivers are obliged, once the car is parked on board, to leave the vehicle in the lowest gear with the handbrake on, remove keys from the ignition, turn off any lights and electrical devices, disable the alarm and ensure that doors and boots are securely closed. The Carrier declines any responsibility for any lost or damaged property inside the vehicle. It is forbidden to remain in vehicles, camper vans or caravans (from embarkation, during navigation and until the crew and/or staff have allowed passengers to return to their vehicles once destination has been reached. Drivers of camper vans and caravans are also obliged to turn off any gas supplies and to switch off all electrical devices. Vehicles must be left according to the regulations set out by the Maritime authorities. The passenger is also liable for any damaged caused to the vehicle and all it contains, as well as to him/herself and any other people in the vehicle. The passenger is also responsible for any damage caused to third parties, their vehicles, possessions and luggage. The driver or responsible party must, before embarkation, ensure that the vehicle with any goods or baggage is securely fastened to the vehicle. The driver as well as the owner of any goods and luggage (if different from the driver) is responsible for any damage caused to the Company or third parties due to failure to observe regulations. Vehicles with trailers or caravans including contents without a signed declaration from the owner are considered by the Carrier as of undeclared value. As such the Carrier can only be responsible for loss or damage within the limits of the law, except due exemptions .See clause 18.

9 – PASSENGER CONDUCT All passengers must observe all Italian, Community and foreign laws and any orders given by the ship’s Captain as well as Company regulations which passengers can consult at www.carontetourist.it or at our ticket offices. Passengers will also be held responsible towards the Company for any fines, violations and/or crimes for which the Company is subject to the Port Authorities, customs, health and other such authorities of any country. Minors between 14 and 18 years old may travel unaccompanied under the responsibility of their parents and /or guardians. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by their parents or an adult in charge at all times. In the event of an emergency passengers must obey orders given by the Captain and his crew and must carry out orders in a calm orderly fashion. According to antiterrorist laws in force, ship officials may at any time require identity documentation or luggage inspection. Passengers will also be held responsible towards the Company for any fines, violations and/or crimes for which the Company is subject to the Port Authorities, customs, health and other such authorities of any country. Minors must be accompanied by their parents or an adult in charge at all times. In the event of an emergency passengers must obey orders given by the Captain and his crew and must carry out orders in a calm orderly fashion. Vehicle owners are responsible for any damage caused to company property or that of third parties due to false or inexact declarations regarding the entity of transported goods and property. Considering this, and in line with the laws in force, ship officials may at any time require identity documentation or luggage inspection.

10 – PASSENGER HEALTH The Commander reserves the right to deny embarkation to any passenger he deems to be in a physical or psychological condition unsuitable for travel or to be under the influence of drugs, hallucinogenics or alcohol that could be a danger for the other passengers or the vessel. In such cases the passenger has no right to compensation and is liable for any damaged caused to the vessel, its contents and equipment, third parties and the property of third parties as well as for any delays caused. The Company’s acceptance of passengers on board does not waiver the Company’s right to take action against a passenger and/or to claim damages. Such rights on the part of the Captain or the Company are in accordance with current law and, regarding people with limited mobility, in accordance with articles 7 and 8 of EU Regulation n. 1177/2010. Pregnant women must accept any risks involved due to the absence onboard of medical staff or specialised medical assistance or structures suitable to dealing with any emergency deriving from the state of pregnancy. Cartour and its staff cannot be held responsible for any problems regarding travel due to weather or sea conditions or to difficulties in access to external assistance.

11 – PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES The vessel, according to laws in force, has a limited number of cabins available for people with disabilities. The Carrier accepts bookings from persons with disabilities on the same conditions with which it accepts all other passengers. In compliance with EU Regulation EU/1177/2010, people with disabilities and limited mobility must record in writing, at the time of booking or pre-departure ticket purchase, any specific requirements regarding seating, services, and any medical equipment or apparatus. In view of the above such passengers are required to inform, even by email, the Carrier or terminal operator with at least 48 hours notice and present themselves in an established place at least 60 minutes prior to departure. The Carrier has the right to refuse a booking, to issue a ticket or to allow embarkation of a person with disabilities or with limited mobility in accordance with relevant national, European and International laws regarding safety and security as well as regulations applied by the competent Authorities, particularly when the design of the vessel or the infrastructure and equipment of the port impedes safe and secure embarkation, disembarkation or transport. In this case, the Carrier shall inform the passengers concerned and shall refund the price of the ticket If strictly necessary the Carrier can require passengers with disabilities or limited mobility to be accompanied by a person capable of giving assistance. According to Regulation EU/1177/2010, in the event of loss or damage to any mobility aids or equipment, compensation shall correspond to the replacement or repair of the equipment in question.

12 – EXPLOSIVES, INFLAMMABLE AND DANGEROUS MATERIALS Any industrial waste, inflammable and/or explosive substances or any other dangerous substances that could in any way cause harm to the vessel, the crew, its passengers or any property, are severely prohibited. In the event of violation the Captain is authorised to confiscate and destroy such substances for which the passenger cannot claim compensation. The passenger is also responsible for any consequences deriving from any violation of this regulation.

13 – WEAPONS On embarkation passengers are obliged to hand in any firearm or weapon to the Captain of the vessel. In the event of any violation of this law any weapon can be confiscated and the passenger referred to the competent judicial authorities.

14 – LUGGAGE AND PROPERTY Any objects of value, jewellery, cash, credit cards, traveller’s cheques etc. can be left in the appropriate safes on board or left in sealed, signed bags or envelopes with the Vessel’s Commissariat that will issue a receipt without checking the contents. The Carrier’s responsibility for property not entrusted to the Carrier is limited by law.

15 – ANIMALS The transport of pets and other small domestic animals (dogs, cats, etc.), is permitted when the owner/s are in possession of the enrollment in the canine registry, a certificate of good health issued by the veterinary as well as the required ticket. In compliance with regulations regarding health and safety, pets and domestic animals, once accepted by the Company, must travel in the places provided. Passengers are forbidden to take them into public areas (except when pet cabins are provided). Passengers are responsible for any damage caused by their animals to any third party. The Carrier denies any responsibility for any confiscation or suppression of animals by the port authorities, as it does also for the loss, injury or death of such animals during embarkation, disembarkation and navigation. The embarkation of larger animals is subject to the incontestable discretion of the Captain. Authorised large dogs must wear a muzzle and be kept on a leash from embarkation and during navigation. The transport of all animals (regardless of size) is the exclusive responsibility of the passenger and/or the owner. Acceptance on board does in no way imply legal responsibility on behalf of the vessel or Carrier

16 – ACCOMMODATION Passengers must occupy seats or berths indicated on the ticket or assigned by the Commander or Commissariat on board. The Company reserves the right to change a passenger’s accommodation if necessary: if the new accommodation assigned is of a superior type the passenger is not required to pay the difference.

17 – APPLICABLE LAW, JURISDICTION AND COMPETENT FORUM Contracts regarding passengers, luggage and vehicles are regulated by and are in accordance with Italian law. Any controversy, relative to the interpretation and/or implementation of this transport contract is the exclusive competence of the court of Messina The court of Messina has exclusive jurisdiction

18 – CLAIMS The Carrier cannot be held responsible for damage or loss to vehicles and/or their contents before or during embarkation, on board or during navigation (except in the hypothesis of serious negligence on the part of the Carrier), as well as during, or subsequent to, disembarkation. In view of the above, any damage caused to vehicles or other during transport must be reported by the passenger to the ship’s command and/or to the on board officers – failure to do so would invalidate claim – prior to disembarkation. Passengers should thus present their claims to an on board official who will provide the appropriate forms to be completed and signed by the passenger. In the event of accident or damage on board, the passenger must report the fact immediately to the Captain who shall, if necessary, draw up a report for insurance purposes. The Company cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused on board or in the embarkation areas if the passenger fails to produce aforesaid report. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any luggage or possessions not consigned by the passenger to the Carrier, unless the passenger can prove that such damage was caused by the Carrier itself. The Carrier cannot be held responsible for damage caused by third parties. Responsibility for any property entrusted to the Carrier is governed by article 412 of the Navigation Code. In compliance with all applicable laws, the responsibility of the Carrier is any case subject to a deductible allowance of 330 Euros, in the event of damage to a vehicle, and to a deductible allowance of 149 Euros (per passenger), in the event of loss or damage to luggage or property.

19 – PASSENGER INFORMATION In accordance with the ministerial decree 13 October 1999 following the EEC 98/41 directives (18.06.1998) and regulations regarding the application of the ISPS code regarding terrorism, all passengers are required to produce, at the time of booking, personal details including : surname, name or initial, gender, age category (newborn, child, minors between 14 and 18, adult), date and place of birth, phone number. Personal data collected according to laws in force are only kept for the necessary time established by such laws and in compliance with the legislative decree 196/2003.

General terms and conditions for the transport of passengers and accompanying vehicles Strait of Messina

1 - Definitions

By "Passenger", it is intended each person being transported on the basis of a travel ticket issued by the Carrier. "Carrier" and/or "Company" means CARONTE & TOURIST. The Carrier undertakes to transport the passenger and the vehicle/s under the following conditions which, prior to the purchase of the ticket, may be consulted by the passenger on the carontetourist.it website, at the ticket offices and onboard the ships and which, upon purchasing the ticket, the passenger must observe in full.

2 - Travel ticket

To travel on the Company's ships, on the Messina - Villa San Giovanni - Messina route, each passenger must first have a regular ticket (being an equivalent of a travel permit), to be purchased from the ticket offices at the boarding areas and/or enabled by the service or booking online at carontetourist.it. The simple purchase and utilisation of the ticket implies the acceptance without reservation of these general conditions of carriage. The ticket is personal, non-assignable, non-transferable and must be diligently kept and exhibited by the passenger - before embarkation or upon request - to the personnel in charge. Prior to boarding or upon arrival, the ticket must always be validated by the personnel responsible, to whim the passenger is obliged to present the ticket. Passenger travel passes are personal, non-assignable, non-transferable and must be carefully kept by the passenger and exhibited - before embarkation or upon request - to the personnel involved in the checking procedure. In order to ascertain the identity of the holder, the person in charge may require the passenger to exhibit an identity document in conjunction with the travel pass. The use of the passenger travel pass is subject to these general conditions of carriage, as well as those printed on the transit pass, which are all understood and accepted by the passenger, or the equivalent travel pass. Passengers with accompanying vehicles, who have a regular ticket or equivalent travel pass have the right to embark - in the order determined by the Commander and/or his/her staff - with precedence in respect to passengers without vehicles, who may only board after the completion of the boarding of the vehicles, and - in any case - until the maximum legal number of passengers transportable on the ship is reached. In accordance with Article 399 of the Maritime Code, any passenger without a regular ticket (or equivalent travel pass) onboard the vessel and who has not immediately notified the ship's Commander, is required to pay twice the amount of the full-price ticket, without prejudice to the Company's right to damages. Passengers in possession of a travel document without any relative validation are required to pay double the amount of the full-price ticket, without prejudice to the Company's right to damages.

According to Article 22 of Presidential Decree 633 of 26.10.72 and subsequent amendments, invoices for the tickets valid for the Messina-Villa San Giovanni line can only be requested at the time of purchasing the travel pass and prior to issuing the ticket.

2.1 - Online purchase of a ticket only for passengers with motor vehicles, motorbikes, caravans or coaches, excluding commercial means of transport.

In the case of online purchases, the travel ticket is regulated as follows:

- for ticket purchases online, the passenger must first register on the carontetourist.it website, providing personal data and any billing data;

- following the initial registration, a personal code with relevant passwords to be used by the passenger for subsequent access will be sent by email;

- the passenger must select the route, departure date (not the time) and type of ticket;

- tickets purchased online can only be paid by credit card;

- after paying for the ticket, the passenger will receive the ticket/invoice, sent to the email address provided at the time of registration;

- on the day of departure, the customer, with the aforementioned ticket, must go to the Company's ticket office, where there is a dedicated Web Check-in line;

- the Web Check-in operator, via the barcode or the PNR (alphanumeric 5-digit code) affixed to the ticket sent by email, will print the RFID ticket and hand it over to the customer;

- only with the RFID ticket provided by the ticket office may the customer to proceed to the embarkation point;

- before embarkation, the RFID ticket must be shown to the crew present at the boarding area to proceed with the electronic stamping of the ticket;

- if not utilised, the ticket is refundable;

- in the case of a round-trip ticket, if the ticket is used only for one trip, the same is refundable by deducting the cost of the single ticket from the total, withholding the discount for round-trip tickets;

- refunding unused tickets can be requested by sending an email to the address, servizioclienti@carontetourist.it;

- if the refund is requested before the RFID ticket is issued, the refund may be made via returning the payment to the credit card use.

Purchasing tickets online does not provide passengers with an accompanying vehicle any boarding privileges.

3 - Price of passage

The price indicated on the ticket is that in effect on the date of its issue. In addition and where applicable, any charges, taxes, boarding and landing fees, stamp duty, etc., are to be borne by the client. If the ticket is purchased from the ticket office in the boarding area of Villa San Giovanni, the price of the ticket is subject to a € 3.00 surcharge for use of the ticket office for tickets valid for the carriage of passengers with vehicles and of € 8.00 for coaches and commercial vehicles. In the case of credit card payments, the fee corresponding to the cost applied by the card company shall be applied.

4 - Early/delayed departure/arrival - Cancellation of departure - Route changes

The Company may cancel the announced departure, add or omit stops, commence the journey from a port other than that established, change the itinerary, divert the ship to another line, anticipate or delay the date or time of departure (with the timetable being considered as merely indicative). It is at the Commander's complete discretion to proceed without a pilot, to tow and assist other ships under any circumstances, to deviate from the ordinary route in any direction for any distance and any purpose, to stop before or after departure at any port or harbour that is found or otherwise on the itinerary of the ship, even if it is in the opposite direction or beyond the usual route, both by retracting or advancing in any order and for any purpose, one or more times, to transfer passengers and vehicles to any other ship or means of transport, whether belonging to the Company or not, headed to the port of destination. The arrival time, if specified on the ticket, or otherwise communicated by the Company or its agents, is purely indicative and the Carrier is not responsible for any delays. In any case, as stated above, the cancellation of the journey, the delaying and interruption of the journey are governed exclusively by the Regulation EU/1177/2010, which can be seen on the carontetourist.it website, at the ticket offices and on board the ships, subject only to the provisions of Article 405 of the Maritime Code with reference to the interruption of the journey.

5 - Boarding and disembarking of vehicles

Vehicles will be called for embarkation in the order determined by the Commander of the ship and/or their auxiliaries and officers. The embarkation operations for vehicles, including their placement in the assigned spot on board, the disembarking operations and the possible transfer of the vehicle from the parking place to the ship and/or the transfer of the vehicle from the ship to the parking place, are always to be carried out by the passenger at their exclusive care, risk and responsibility. The passenger is solely responsible for any damage to his or her vehicle, the goods and luggage contained therein, to his/her own person, as well as to the persons present in the vehicle. The passenger is also solely responsible for any eventual damage to third parties, their vehicles, goods and luggage. The driver or the person in charge of the cargo must arrange for the load to be covered before boarding the vessel. Therefore, the driver remains liable together with the owner of the load and the consignor/sender (if different from the driver) for damages to the company and third parties resulting from the failure to comply with these requirements. The vehicle, including any trailer and/or caravan, with the contents contained therein, in the absence of a specific written statement of the passenger, is understood as being accepted by the Carrier without any declaration of value. Therefore, the liability of the Carrier for loss and/or damage to the vehicle, the exonerations and the deductible provided for in the following clause no. 12, may not exceed the legal limit. It is compulsory for the driver of the onboard vehicles, upon completion of the embarkation operations, to: engage a low gear and activate the parking brake, remove the keys from the ignition and turn off all electrical devices, turn off the alarm system, make sure that the car doors and luggage compartment are properly closed, so as to not facilitate the loss of any baggage and/or personal belongings within the vehicle. It is also forbidden to travel within the motor vehicles, campervans and coaches after boarding, for the entire duration of the trip and, in any case, until the ship has reached the port of arrival and the personnel on board have allowed passengers access to the local garage. It is also mandatory for all Camper and Caravan drivers to engage the gas shut-off valves and disconnect the electrical equipment. The state in which the vehicle is left must comply with the procedures laid out by the Maritime Authority. It is mandatory to declare at the time of purchasing the ticket or to the Command on board, or at the latest before embarkation, the transport of vehicles fuelled with GPL/methane or other gases.

6 - Rules to be observed by passengers

Passengers must comply with the Italian, EU and foreign laws, as well as the Company's regulations and the provisions of the ship's Commander. In addition, the passenger is directly liable to the Company for any offense, harassment, fines and expenses incurred, owing to their actions, by the Sea Port Authority, Customs, Health and/or any other Authority of any country. In addition, it is also agreed upon that minors must be kept under constant surveillance by their parents and/or guardians and cannot move about the ship without being accompanied. In the event of an emergency, passengers must make themselves available to the Commander and Officers and must strictly carry out the orders and instructions that they are given. The motor vehicle owner is liable for damages and any problems that may result to the company and/or third parties from the untruthful or incorrect declarations regarding the quality of the transported goods. Without prejudice to the foregoing, in accordance with the applicable regulations, passengers may at any time be subject to baggage inspection and/or requests to show identity documents to the ship's Officers.

7 - Passenger health conditions

The Commander has the right to refuse passage to any person who, in the opinion of the Company itself, is in a physical or mental condition such that it does not allow him/her to travel or to anyone who is found to be abusing drugs, hallucinogens, alcohol, is suffering from illness or infirmity, considered dangerous for other passengers. In such cases, the passenger is not entitled to claim for damages and is liable for damage caused to the ship, to all its fittings and equipment, to third parties, as well as to third-party property. The Company's acceptance of a passenger on board shall not be considered as a waiver of the Company's right to subsequently declare its reservations regarding the conditions of the passenger, whether or not known by the Company at the time of embarkation and/or departure of the ship. The exercise of such discretion by the Commander and/or the Company shall be in accordance with the regulations in force and, with regards to persons with reduced mobility, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 and 8 of the EU Regulation no. 1177/2010.

8 - Explosive, flammable and hazardous substances

It is strictly forbidden for passengers to include in their luggage or property, placed in his/her own vehicles aboard, industrial waste or substances that are explosive and/or flammable or otherwise dangerous for the safety of the ship, the load or the safety of the other passengers and of the crew members. The driver and/or the owner of the cargo must declare, under their personal responsibility, that the vehicle does contain any goods or materials that are flammable, explosive, corrosive or otherwise dangerous for the ferry. The motor vehicle owner is liable for damages and any problems that may result to the company and/or third parties from the untruthful or incorrect declarations regarding the quality of the transported goods. In the event of a breach of this prohibition, the Commander is authorised to seize or destroy such substances without the passenger being able to claim any compensation. In addition, the passenger is responsible for the consequences of violating this prohibition.

9 - Weapons

At the time of boarding, the passenger is obliged to hand over to the Commander all melee weapons and/or firearms in his or her possession. In the case of non-compliance, the offenders are subject to the confiscation of weapons and referral to the competent judicial Authority.

10 - Animals

The transport of small pets (cats, dogs, etc.) accompanying the passengers is permitted, provided they are accompanied by a certificate of good health. In accordance with hygienic and sanitary regulations, pets - when accepted by the Company - must travel in the areas reserved for them, as it is strictly forbidden for passengers to keep animals in the common rooms. Passengers are responsible for any damage caused to things or third parties by their pets. The Carrier declines any responsibility for the seizure or removal of animals by the Health Authorities at the port of embarking/disembarking, as well as for the injury, loss or death of the animals during transport or during embarkation and/or disembarkation. Larger-sized pets are subject to the incontestable permission of the ship's Commander. In the case of authorisation to board, larger-size dogs must be fitted with a muzzle and a leash during the entire journey. In any case, the transport of all animals (small or otherwise) is always at the sole risk of the passenger and/or their owner and their admission on board by the Commander does not constitute any liability on the part of the ship or the Carrier.

11 - Applicable law and jurisdiction

The contract of carriage for passengers, their baggage and vehicles to be followed is governed by and interpreted in accordance with Italian law. Any dispute relating to the interpretation and/or execution of this contract of carriage is falls exclusively to the jurisdiction of Messina.

12 - Complaints

The Carrier is not liable for any loss and/or damage to vehicles or to goods/merchandise contained therein, which may occur before and during boarding, aboard the ship, during the passage (except in the sole hypothesis of gross negligence of the Carrier), as well as during or after disembarking. Without prejudice to that stated above, the passenger must bring any damage to vehicles or the occurrence of any other damaging event during the transportation to the attention of the ship's Command or to the agents and/or the Officers on board - at the risk of forfeiture - prior to disembarking. To this end, the passenger must lodge a complaint with one of the officers on board, who shall supply the appropriate form, which must be signed by the passenger. In the event of an accident on board, the passenger must in any case immediately report the incident to the Commander who, if necessary, will draw up a report to start the appropriate insurance procedure. Otherwise, and therefore in the absence of a report from the Commander in service, the Company cannot accept any complaints regarding claims on board ships and/or within the areas under its jurisdiction. For luggage and items not delivered by the passenger to the Carrier, the latter is not liable for loss and/or damage unless the passenger proves that they have been determined by causes attributable to the Carrier directly. The Carrier shall not be liable for damages and/or breakdowns attributable to acts or omissions of third parties. Subject to all applicable laws, the liability of the Carrier is in any case subject to a deductible of 330 units of currency in the event of damage to a vehicle and a deductible of 149 units of currency (per passenger) in the event of loss or damages to other items of luggage.

13 - Passengers with disabilities/persons with reduced mobility

The Carrier accepts reservations for persons with disabilities and reduced mobility under the same conditions applicable to all other passengers. In accordance with the Regulation EU/1177/2010, even so as to allow the Carrier to fulfil its own duties, it is the responsibility of the disabled person and of the person with reduced mobility to report in writing, upon booking or at the time of advanced ticket purchase, their specific requirements for accommodation, for a place to be seated, the services requested or the need to transport medical devices. Without prejudice to the foregoing, they must also inform the Carrier or the operator of the terminal electronically at least 48 hours in advance and present at a designated place at least 60 minutes before departure. The Carrier may refuse to accept a reservation, to issue a ticket or to board a person who is disabled or has reduced mobility for the purpose of complying with applicable safety requirements established by international, European or national law or for the purpose of compliance with the safety obligations established by the competent Authorities, or where the design of the ship or the infrastructure and equipment of the port renders it impossible to embark, disembark or travel in safe conditions. In such a case, the Carrier shall inform the person who is disabled or has reduced mobility and will reimburse the ticket issued. If strictly necessary, the Carrier may require that a person with reduced mobility be accompanied by another person who can provide assistance. Without prejudice to the rights under Regulation EU/1177/2010, in the event of loss or damage to mobility aids or other specific equipment used by a passenger with reduced mobility, the compensation corresponds to the replacement value of the equipment in question or, where appropriate, to the cost of repairs.