Chapter 2 Vessel Carriers
Section 3 Operation of Service
Any vessel carrierwho intends to engage in operation ofliner service,shall, prior to the commencement of operation, forward an application (see Attachment 9), along with an operation plan, certificates of the vessels’ nationalities and a shipping schedule, to the shipping administration for registration of the operation routes.
If any information registered in the above-stated procedure is altered or found omitted or erroneous, the vessel carrier shall forward another application (see Attachment 9), along with a Referenced List of Changes (see Attachment 10)to the shipping administration for registration of the changes.
Vessel carriers that operate passengers or cargoes transportation for offshore wind farms shall submit their transportation plans and entrusted contracts to the shipping administration for filing before executing the transportation, and the same process applies in the event of any changes. For those who have justified reasons for failing to submit for filing in time, they shall file with the shipping administration within three days from the execution of the transportation.
The transportation plan referred to in the preceding paragraph shall state the following items:
1.Water area where offshore wind farm is implemented.
2.Period of the plan.
3.Passenger and cargo transportation plan.
4.List of vessels to be used.
5.Main ports of entry and exit operations.
6.Other documents deemed necessary to submit by the shipping administration.
Any vessel carrier who terminate service or closesoperation of transportation, shall forward an application (see Attachment 5), along with a shareholder agreement or shareholder meeting minutes, and the originally issued certificate to the shipping administration for submission to the competent authority for termination and revocation of its permitwithin 30 days after the last day of business. In the event that any of such issued certificates is unavailable for the procedure of permit termination owing to missing or loss, the applicant shall forward a statement elaborating the cause(s) of such event.
Any vessel carrier rendering services by the vessels under leasing or chartering or entrustment for the purpose of meeting the need of passenger or cargo transportation shall forward an application (see Attachment 11) to the shipping administration.
A vessel carrier chartering out its vessels on the bareboat basis shall forward an application (see Attachment 11), along with a statement of reasons to the shipping administration for review and submission to the competent authority for filing.
Any vessel carrier who operates jointly with other carriers shall submit the contract or the evidencing documents subscribed by the parties concerned and the copy of Certificate of Ship's Nationality for registration. The carrier may only be permitted to solicit cargo and issue bills of lading in which the name of the relative vessel is shown after the registration is made.
Anyvessel carrier issuing passenger tickets is required to state the information regarding the owner of the vessel or carrier operator, name of vessel, port of departure, port of arrival, class, number of cabin/seat, ticket price, ticket number, scheduled departure time and time of issuance on the passenger tickets.
Designated passenger tickets shall bear the names and gender of the passengers and the name and official capacity of the issuer. Non-designated tickets shall bear the information of the expiration date.
A vessel carrier that engages in vessel carriage business to carry passengers shall not allow a passenger to board a vessel unless he or she holds a valid passenger ticket. A passenger falling within those enumerated below may, nevertheless, be exempted from holding a passenger ticket:
I. A child less than one year old, accompanying a passenger who boards a vessel of international route.
II. A child less than three years old, accompanying a passenger who boards a vessel of domestic route.
III. A passenger who holds a group carriage contract.
IV. Passengers of other categories as approved by the Shipping Administration.
A vessel carrier that engages in vessel carriage business to carry passengers shall provide exclusive cabin seats/berths and charge a half-rate of an adult ticket for children up to one year old in full and less than twelve years old in full in international routes and for children up to three years old in full and less than twelve years old in full in domestic routes.
A vessel carrier that engages in vessel carriage business to carry passengers shall offer complimentary carriage service to a child less than one year old in full in an international route, and to a child less than three years old in full in a domestic route if he or she is accompanied by an adult passenger to board the vessel. In case of a request for a cabin cabin seat/berth for such a child, the vessel carrier may charge half the adult ticket rate.
A vessel carrier that engages in vessel carriage business to carry passengers shall adopt appropriate barrier-free measures and facilities to assure to be accessible to physical challenges passengers. In the event that even if such appropriate barrier-free measures and facilities have been duly provided, a specific passenger still runs the risk against his or her health or against voyage safety, the vessel carrier may restrict access to such specific passenger.
To assure voyage and passenger safety, no passenger is permitted to carry or place weapons or dangerous goods inside his or her luggage. The vessel carrier may reject an offender from embarking the vessel. In the event that a passenger who must carry weapons in performance of duties under an extraordinary task, nevertheless, such passenger shall take the initiative to present a supporting certificate issued by his or her unit and shall take the initiative to request inspection over the weapon.
Concerning restriction on animals from being carried on board, the vessel carriers may propose restrictive rules and submit to the Shipping Administration for filing and future reference.
A passenger may carry on his or her luggage either in person or request the vessel carrier to carry on board; however, under no circumstances shall a passenger carry a contraband either in person or through checked luggage.
For number of pieces, weights, restriction on volume, criteria for complimentary carriage, rate for extra weight or volume of luggage carried by passengers either in person or through checked luggage, the vessel carriers shall propose the rules and criteria and submit to the Shipping Administration for filing and future reference.
A passenger shall present his or her passenger ticket for luggage in checked carrier. The luggage shall be carried through the same vessel of passengers.