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Merchant Shipping Act 1979

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15In section 35 (under which a pilot who in pursuance of byelaws under the Pilotage Act 1913 has given a bond, of which the penalty must not exceed £100, shall not be liable for neglect or lack of skill beyond the penalty of the bond and the amount of his pilotage dues)—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)A licensed pilot, a person authorised to act as the assistant of a licensed pilot by the authority who licensed the pilot and the pilotage authority who employ a licensed pilot or such an assistant shall not be liable—

(a)in the case of a pilot or assistant, for neglect or want of skill; and

(b)in the case of a pilotage authority, for neglect or want of skill by the pilot or assistant or by the authority in employing the pilot or assistant,

beyond the amount of one hundred pounds and the amount of the pilotage dues in respect of the voyage during which the liability arose.;

(b)subsection (2) and in subsection (3) the words "his" and " pilot's " shall be omitted ; and

(c)in subsection (3) after the word " pilot" where it first occurs and the words " by the pilot" and the words " from the pilot" there shall be inserted the words

, assistant or pilotage authority.

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