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Merchant Shipping Act 1974

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1(1)Oil tanker construction rules may provide for any surveys or inspections under the rules to be undertaken, and certificates to be issued, in such circumstances as may be specified in the rules, by persons appointed by such organisations as may be authorised for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall have effect notwithstanding section 86 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (which requires certain surveys and measurements to be carried out by officers of the Secretary of State).

(3)The rules may apply any of the following provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 with such exceptions or modifications as may be prescribed by the rules, that is—

(a)section 272(2) (surveyor to deliver declaration of survey to owner),

(b)section 273 (owner to deliver declaration to Secretary of State),

(c)section 275 (appeal to court of survey),

(d)section 276 and sections 278 to 281 (provisions about certificates),

(e)section 282 (forgery of certificate or declaration of survey).

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