[The carrier shall provide at least this information to the passengers prior to or on departure to the extent this Regulation applies to their carriage. This summary has no legal value]
Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 on the liability of carriers of passengers in the event of accidents becomes applicable in the EU and EEA States  on 31 December 2012. It incorporates certain provisions of the 1974 Athens Convention (as amended by the 2002 Protocol) relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea.
The Regulation applies to all carriers in international carriage, including carriage between EU Member States, and certain types of domestic carriage, provided that:
- the ship is flying the flag of a Member State or is registered in a Member State, or
- the contract of carriage has been made in a Member State, or
- the place of departure or destination or both, according to the contract of carriage, are in a Member State.
It covers liability of the carrier in respect of passengers, their luggage and their vehicles, as well as mobility equipment, in the event of accidents.
This Regulation does not affect the right of carriers to limit their liability for accidents in accordance with the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims of 1976, as amended by the 1996 Protocol in its up to date form.
Accidents under the Regulation include both ‘shipping’  and ‘non-shipping’ incidents in the course of the carriage.