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Merchant Shipping Act 1974

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10Interpretation of Part II

(1)In this Part of this Act " the Conventions " means—

(a)Article VI his and Annex C of the International Convention, signed in London on 12th May 1954, for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, which Article and Annex were added on 15th October 1971 by resolution of the Assembly of the Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation ; and

(b)any other international convention, or amendment of an international convention, which relates in whole or in part to prevention of pollution of the sea by oil, and which has been signed for the United Kingdom before the passing of this Act, or later.

(2)In this Part of this Act " Convention country " means a country in respect of which a State is a party to any of the Conventions.

(3)If Her Majesty by Order in Council declares that any State specified in the Order is a party to any of the Conventions in respect of any country so specified, the Order shall, while in force, be conclusive evidence that that State is a party to the Convention in respect of that country.

(4)In this Part of this Act—

  • " oil tanker " means a ship which is constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil in bulk in its cargo spaces (whether or not it is also so constructed or adapted as to be capable of carrying other cargoes in those spaces),

  • " United Kingdom oil tanker " means an oil tanker registered in the United Kingdom,

  • "oil" means crude oil, fuel oil (including diesel oil) and lubricating oil,

  • " port" includes an off-shore terminal, and references to entering or leaving a port shall include references to using or ceasing to use an off-shore terminal.

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