​Labrador Marine Inc. agrees to carry passengers and goods to their destination, subject to specific terms and conditions which appear on each contract of carriage. The conditions of carriage include provisions which limit the liability of Labrador Marine, and thus the rights of passengers and shippers, to assert claims against the Company, including claims for delay, personal injury, loss or damage to baggage, shipped goods and/or vehicles. 
Please read the conditions of carriage as reproduced on this site or as made available from Labrador Marine Inc. upon request.

Contract of Carriage

This Contract of Carriage (the “Contract”) shall be governed by and subject to the laws of Canada.

The purchaser of this Contract of Carriage accepts for himself or herself and on behalf of any other person or child traveling under this ticket, including the owner of any vehicle carried hereunder, as well as the heirs and representatives of any person aforementioned, the terms and conditions herein and the terms and conditions contained in the Carrier’s tariff (available for inspection on request), or the specific monetary terms negotiated by the purchaser and Labrador Marine Inc.

  1. In this Contract, “Passenger” includes all persons traveling under this Contract and their heirs and representatives; “Carrier” includes the owner, operator, or charterer of the ship and their respective employees, successors and assigns.
  2. The Passenger assumes all risk of personal injury, or death or loss or damage to vehicle, or property caused by or attributable to perils of the sea, dangers of navigation, want of care of the management of the Vessel, Act of God or public enemies, fire, inherent or latent defects and any other cause which arose without the actual fault or negligence of the Carrier.
  3. Carrier shall have the full benefit of any applicable laws providing for limitation and exoneration from liability, and nothing in this Contract is intended to operate to limit or deprive Carrier of any such statutory limitation of or exoneration from liability. Without limiting the foregoing, Carrier claims benefit of all restrictions, exemptions and limitations of the Athens Convention as so defined and incorporated within the laws of Canada. The liability of the Carrier shall be subject to a deductible of 300 Special Drawing Rights in the case of damage to a vehicle and 135 Special Drawing Rights per passenger in the case of loss or damage to other property for which the Carrier is found to be at fault. Liability of Carrier may be increased if owner or operator of vehicle declares additional value and pays a charge thereon in accordance with Carrier’s tariff. If vehicle carried under this Contract of carriage is a tractor-trailer or other multiple unit vehicle, such vehicle, including contents, shall constitute a single vehicle for the purpose of limitation of liability of the Carrier.
  4. Doctors, nurses, and medical treatment (other than basic first aid) are not available on board. Any passenger travelling with a medical condition, whether or not such condition is brought to the attention of the Carrier, does so at their own risk and peril. The Carrier makes no warranties express or otherwise as to the availability of required dietary foods or medication, or of the availability of medical personnel.
  5. Carriage of vehicle pursuant to this Contract shall not be construed as delivery of vehicle to Carrier. Owner or operator shall be deemed to be in control of vehicle at all times and shall be fully responsible for operating and parking vehicle on the Carrier’s premises and on the vessel. The Carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage to vehicle while it is being operated by owner or operator on the Carrier’s premises or on the vessel. The Carrier shall not be responsible for loss or damage to any articles in vehicle howsoever caused.  Labrador Marine Inc. will not be held responsible for any damage to vehicles or personal injuries incurred as a result of low vehicle undercarriage. Low undercarriage is defined as any modifications to a vehicle that reduce the ground clearance of the vehicle below the original manufacturers specifications for that vehicle. This would apply to aftermarket add-ons such as moose racks on commercial units, drive lights mounted below the bumper, downward mount extensions for plow mounts on all vehicles, etc. This also applies to recreational vehicles (RVs), vehicles towing trailers, etc. i.e. the hook up between the vehicle and the trailer causing it to sag, or a jack not fully retracted, that hook or contact the ship structure causing damage is owner’s responsibility.
  6. Carrier agrees to carry vehicle to port of destination as soon as it is reasonably able to do so, however, Carrier reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute one ship for another, to deviate from or to cancel a scheduled sailing without notice and to refuse to load vehicle on ship if in the opinion of the Ship’s Master such loading would constitute a danger to life or to property. Carrier assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to delay which results from any of the foregoing events.
  7. Carrier shall not be liable for damage to vehicle or property unless owner or operator reports damage to Carrier before vehicle or property is removed from Carrier’s premises and Carrier is given a reasonable opportunity to inspect damage. Carrier shall be discharged from all liability for personal injuries or for loss, damage or delay arising out of this Contract unless an action for damages is commenced within two years from the date of disembarkation or from the date when disembarkation should have taken place, whichever is later.
  8. The Carrier does not undertake to make connections with other ships or transportation services and passengers shall be at their own expense for board, lodging or otherwise while waiting connections.
  9. It is agreed by and between the Passenger and Carrier that all disputes shall be litigated in and before a court of the Federal Court of Canada located in either the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia to the exclusion of the courts of any other country, province or territory. The Passenger hereby waives any venue or other objection to any such action being brought in any other court except as aforesaid.
  10. The Carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage to vehicle or property remaining in the possession, custody or control of the Passenger.