Damage during the journey

Your boat must be insured before it can travel on the Göta Canal. Should your vessel incur any damage during your trip, read more here about what to do. This information is also in your Skippers’ Guide, which you receive on check-in.

Accident with another vessel
Should you have an accident with another traveller on the canal, please resolve it without involving the Göta Canal Company. 

Other damage
Should your vessel incur damage and you wish to claim compensation from the Göta Canal Company – claims will be adjusted by an insurance company – immediately contact the nearest lock host, who will contact their management.

You must remain at the site of the incident and provide your version of the events in writing on a damage report form. In general all travel on the canal is taken at the boat owner’s own risk. All vessels on the Göta Canal must at least have liability insurance.