The object of these General Conditions complemented by the Special Conditions of Carriage of Goods (the “General Conditions”) is to govern the conditions of purchase, subscription and use of tickets for use on the maritime connections operated by Compagnie Océane (the “Ticket(s)”).
By public service concession, the Brittany Regional Authority (Conseil Régional de Bretagne) has entrusted Compagnie Océan (the “Operator”) with the management and operation of the maritime public transport service for passengers, vehicles and goods between the mainland and islands of Southern Brittany (Belle-Île-en-Mer, Île de Groix, Île de Houat and Île de Hoëdic). Compagnie Océane is a société par actions simplifiée with a capital of EUR 290 000, registered with the Lorient business register (RCS Lorient) under number 492 497 490, with registered address: Gare Maritime, Rue Gahinet, CS 55582, 56325 Lorient Cedex (the “Carrier” or “Compagnie Océane”).
The General Conditions shall apply to all passengers or shippers (“Passenger(s)”), whether buyers or holders of a Ticket, in whatever form. They shall be subject, for maritime passenger transport, to Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of 23 April 2009 and Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 of 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway, and, for maritime goods transport, to the French Transport Code (Code des Transports). These General Conditions, taken in conjunction with the aforementioned European regulations and, where applicable, the aforementioned Transport Code, shall together form the contract of carriage governing the obligations between the Passenger and Compagnie Océane, applicable to all maritime connections operated by the latter and represented by the Ticket.
By agreeing to travel on Compagnie Océane’s vessels and purchasing Tickets to make a journey or send a shipment, the Passenger agrees without reservation to these General Conditions, in his/her own name and on behalf of his/her heirs or beneficiaries. That agreement also concerns any person travelling with the Passenger, namely children or any person travelling under the Passenger’s protection, charge or supervision, and their insurers.
Boarding implies the strict application of all the conditions of carriage of Compagnie Océane, including the current fare conditions, the latter (see annex, “Fare Conditions”) also being applicable to these General Conditions.
The provisions of these General Conditions shall be applicable in the event that a replacement vessel is chartered by Compagnie Océane from another shipowner.
The General Conditions are available upon request at the ferry terminal, as a hard copy or in electronic format, and may be consulted, saved and printed at any time from the Compagnie Océane website, accessible to all: www.compagnie-oceane.fr/fr/Conditions-générales-transport-et-ventes.
Compagnie Océane reserves the right to update the General Conditions (in particular as regards fare amendments). The new General Conditions shall be notified to Passengers by means of posters in the ferry terminals and on the website. Accordingly, Passengers are advised to read the General Conditions carefully whenever they visit Compagnie Océane’s website.
The date on which the General Conditions were last updated shall be stated on the document.