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Merchant Shipping Act 1979

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20(1)In section 44(2) (which requires a master of a ship who accepts the services of a pilot to facilitate his getting on board the ship) for the words " getting on board " there shall be substituted the words

and any assistant of his getting on board and subsequently leaving.

(2)In section 44(3) (which provides that a master who fails to comply with the provisions of that section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding double the amount of the dues that could be demanded for the conduct of the ship) after the word " fails " there shall be inserted the words

without reasonable excuse,

after the word " liable " there shall be inserted the words

on summary conviction

and for the words " could be demanded for the conduct of the ship " there shall be substituted the words

(disregarding any increase in the dues attributable to failure to comply with the requirements of byelaws in force in the district about requests for pilots) are payable in respect of the ship or would have been so payable if he had complied with those provisions or five hundred pounds, whichever is the greater.

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