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Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Act 1970

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5Notice of alterations

(1)Where a certificate issued under section 3 of this Act is in force in respect of a fishing vessel and—

(a)the certificate shows compliance with requirements of the fishing vessel construction rules and an alteration is made in the vessel's hull, equipment or machinery which affects the efficiency thereof or the seaworthiness of the vessel; or

(b)the certificate shows compliance with requirements of the rules for life-saving appliances and an alteration is made affecting the efficiency or completeness of the appliances or equipment which the vessel is required to carry by those rules ; or

(c)the certificate shows compliance with requirements of the rules mentioned in section 3(1)(c) of this Act and an alteration is made affecting the efficiency or completeness of the equipment which the vessel is required to carry by those rules ; the owner or master shall, as soon as possible after the alteration is made, give written notice containing full particulars of it to the Board of Trade or, if the certificate was issued by another person, to that person ; and if the notice is not given as required by this section the owner or master shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50.

(2)In this section " alteration " in relation to anything includes the renewal of any part of it.

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