Poland - Time Bars

Date: 31/01/2017
Source: Morska Agencja Gdynia

Time bars applicable under Polish law:

Nature of ClaimTime Bar
Claims arising from the bill of lading1 year
Other claims arising from the contract of carriage by sea including passenger claims2 years
Claims arising from the time charter2 years
Claims related to agency services2 years
Towage and pilotage2 years
Rescue at sea2 years
Ships' collisions2 years
Marine insurance5 years

Only these terms can be extended by parties' activities

Claims "ex tort liability" (for example: damage to piers, buoys, personal injury, outsider injury, personal injury arising from a contract of employment

3 years

Other claims arising from economic activity, i.e. outstanding dues3 years

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