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Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971

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(1)This Act may be cited as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971.

(2)It is hereby declared that this Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(3)The following enactments shall be repealed, that is—

(a)the M1Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1924,

(b)section 12(4)(a) of the M2Nuclear Installations Act 1965,

and without prejudice to section [F117(2)(a) of the M3Interpretation Act 1978], the reference to the said Act of 1924 in section 1(1)(i)(ii) of the M4Hovercraft Act 1968 shall include a reference to this Act.

[F2(4)It is hereby declared that for the purposes of Article VIII of the Rules section 186 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (which entirely exempts shipowners and others in certain circumstances for loss of, or damage to, goods) is a provision relating to limitation of liability.]

(5)This Act shall come into force on such day as Her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint, and, for the purposes of the transition from the law in force immediately before the day appointed under this subsection to the provisions of this Act, the Order appointing the day may provide that those provisions shall have effect subject to such transitional provisions as may be contained in the Order.

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