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U.K.

Merchant Shipping Act 1970

1970 CHAPTER 36

An Act to make fresh provision in place of certain enactments relating to merchant ships and seamen and to repeal some of those enactments without replacement; to make further provision relating to merchant ships and seamen; and for purposes connected therewith.

[29th May 1970]

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Power to modify Act conferred by Merchant Shipping Act 1979 (c. 39), s. 22(3)(a)

C2Power to amend Act conferred by Merchant Shipping Act 1979 (c. 39, SIF 111), s. 41

C3Functions of the Board of Trade which were exercisable concurrently by the Secretary of State: S.I. 1970/1537, art. 2(1) have ceased to be exercisable by the Board of Trade: S.I. 1983/1127, art. 2(4)

C4Act amended by S.I. 1983/708, regs. 1(3)(4)(b), 2

C5Act modified: by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 47(2)(b), (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1); by S.I. 1989/1991, art. 10; (13.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1293, arts. 7(4),10(1), (with art. 9); (12.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1294, art.10

C6Act excluded: by S.I. 1989/1991, arts. 11–13; (13.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1293, art.11 (with art. 9); (12.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1294, arts.11 - 13

C7Act (other than certain provisions) excluded by S.I. 1989/1911, art. 14, Sch.

Engagement and discharge of crewsU.K.

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F22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Wages, etc.U.K.

F77. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F88. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F99. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1111. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1414. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1515. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1616. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1717. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F1818. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Safety, health and welfareU.K.

F1919. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

F2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F21U.K.

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F2222. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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23 Other complaints.U.K.

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F23S. 23 repealed by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), ss. 48, 57(5), Schs. 5, 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

24 Medical stores.U.K.

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F2525. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F2626. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Offences by seamen, etc.U.K.

F2727. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F2828. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F29U.K.

F3030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F31U.K.

F3232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Defence of drug taken for medical purposesU.K.

F3333. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Disciplinary offencesU.K.

34–38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F34U.K.

Civil liability for absence without leave, smuggling and fines imposed under immigration lawsU.K.

F3539. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F3640. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F3741. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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42 Trade disputesU.K.

F38(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F39

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F40

Manning and certificationU.K.

F4143. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4244. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4345. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4446. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4547. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4648. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4749. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4850. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F4951. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Disqualification of seamen, inquiries and investigations.U.K.

F5052. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5153. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5254. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F53U.K.

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F53S. 55 repealed by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 57(5), Sch. 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

F5456. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5557. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5658. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5759. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5860. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F5961. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Relief and repatriation of seamen left behindU.K.

F6062. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6163. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6264. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Property of deceased seamenU.K.

65, 66.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F63U.K.

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F63Ss. 65, 66 repealed by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c.1 2, SIF 111), ss. 48, 57(5), Schs. 5, 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

Application of sections 62 to 66 to mastersU.K.

F6467. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Documentation, reports and returnsU.K.

F6568. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6669. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6770. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6871. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F6972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7073. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

F7174. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7275. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7375A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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InspectionsU.K.

F7476. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Stowaways, unauthorised presence on board ship and master’s power of arrestU.K.

F7577. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7678. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7779. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Administrative provisionsU.K.

F7880. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F7981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8082. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8284. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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MiscellaneousU.K.

F8385. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8486. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8587. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

F8688. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8789. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F87S. 89 repealed (1.6.1994) by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), ss. 48, 57(5), Schs. 5, 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1); S.I. 1994/1201, art. 2, Sch.

F8890. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F8991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Unregistered ships and ships registered outside the United KingdomU.K.

F9092. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F9193. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F9294. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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Fishing vessels and non-sea-going shipsU.K.

F9395. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F9496. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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SupplementaryU.K.

F9597. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F9698. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F9799. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F98100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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F99101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

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SCHEDULES

F100SCHEDULE 1U.K.

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F101SCHEDULE 2U.K.

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Part IU.K. Additional Provisions

Regulations relating to crew agreementsU.K.

1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Prospective

Production of certificates and other documents of qualificationU.K.

3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M1

Prospective

Hours of workU.K.

4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Prospective

Reports of and inquiries into injuriesU.K.

5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Part IIU.K. Sections 7 and 8 set out as they apply to Fishing Vessels and Persons Employed in them

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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F108SCHEDULE 3U.K.

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The Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act 1875U.K.

F1091. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M3 The Merchant Shipping Act 1894U.K.

Marginal Citations

2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M4 The Pilotage Act 1913U.K.

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M41913 c. 31. (2 & 3 Geo. 5.)

5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F110M5 The Illegal Trawling (Scotland) Act 1934]U.K.

8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M6 The Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939U.K.

Marginal Citations

9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M7The Merchant Shipping Act 1964U.K.

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10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M8The Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965U.K.

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11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M9 The Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967U.K.

Marginal Citations

12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The M10Hovercraft Act 1968U.K.

Marginal Citations

13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M11The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970U.K.

Marginal Citations

14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F111SCHEDULE 4U.K.

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F112SCHEDULE 5U.K.

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