Payment agreement & Cancellation rules

All cancellations must be sent to [email protected] and confirmed by the company.

Payment agreement

The fee to participate as a deckhand on Götheborg of Sweden is split in two payments:
1. Sign-Up Fee
2. Final Payment

Sign-up fee

In connection with the admission notification, the first part of the payment (here called “sign-up fee”) to Rederi Götheborg AB is required. The sign-up fee is 20 % of the sailing leg’s total amount and needs to be paid to Rederi Götheborg AB within 7 days after receiving the admission e-mail. When paying the sign-up fee, the deckhand is guaranteed his/her offered position, and is obliged to pay the next part in accordance with the agreement.

Please note that the sign-up fee is non-refundable!

Final payment

Final payment (the additional 80 % of the total amount) must be paid to Rederi Götheborg AB within 30 days of admission notice. If amount for the voyage is not paid according to the agreement, Rederi Götheborg AB has the right to cancel the agreement and keep the sign-up fee.

Cancellation rules

The cancellation rules are valid in case of death, urgent illness, or a serious accident affecting the deckhand himself/herself or a close relative (partner, children, parents, sisters, brothers, or grandparents). When cancelling due to the above, a doctor’s certificate from a non-biased doctor must always be attached.

When cancelling earlier than 60 days before the day of departure (signing on), the final payment is refunded. When cancelling later than 60 days, but earlier than 20 days before the sign on date, 50 % of the final payment is refunded. When cancelling later than 20 days before signing on, Rederi Götheborg AB has the right to keep the whole amount.

Special conditions for free sailing period

When you sign up and are accepted to sail with us for the first six weeks free sailing period in 2023, you agree to participate in the entire sailing period. When cancelling later than ten days after being accepted, or not fulfilling the full sailing period without valid reasons, a penalty fee of €1000 will be issued. The cancellation rules are valid in case of death, urgent illness, or a serious accident affecting the deckhand himself/herself or a close relative (partner, children, parents, sisters, brothers, or grandparents). When cancelling due to the above, a doctor’s certificate from a non-biased doctor must always be attached.

Change in departure and arrival time

Rederi Götheborg AB reserves the right to make changes in departure and arrival dates and times on short notice if necessary. The paying deckhand has no right to reimbursements for additional costs due to changes in arrival and departure times. Rederi Götheborg AB is obligated to inform about any changes as soon as they are known.

Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have amended our cancellation policy. 

If a paying deckhand receives a positive Covid-19 PCR test result, or can provide a doctor’s certificate from a non-biased doctor, seven days or less prior to signing on, payment will be refunded. However, Rederi Götheborg AB will not reimburse extended costs, such as travel costs etc.

All cancellations due to a positive PCR test result, or a doctor’s certificate, must be sent to [email protected] and approved by Rederi Götheborg AB before it is valid. 

Rederi Götheborg AB reserves the right to test crew members and paying deckhands at any time. When applying to sail on board you accept that Rederi Götheborg AB reserves the right to refuse anyone who does not meet the requirements stated above.

Force Majeure

If, prior to a sailing leg, an extraordinary situation beyond the control of Rederi Götheborg AB, categorized under Swedish law as force majeure, occurs that makes it impossible to complete a sailing leg, the deckhand is to be informed as soon as possible. In such events, Rederi Götheborg AB may choose to suspend or terminate the sailing. If a sailing leg is cancelled due to a case of force majeure, the payment will not be refunded.

Force majeure includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, war, lockout, blockades, widespread disease, and strikes. Rederi Götheborg AB is not liable for any additional costs caused by the cancellation.

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