Schedules

Schedule 5Liability of shipowners and salvors: consequential amendments

The Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1900

1(1)In section 2(1) of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1900 for the reference to the actual fault or privity of the owners or authority there shall be substituted a reference to any such personal act or omission of the owners or authority as is mentioned in article 4 of the Convention in Part I of Schedule 4 to this Act.

(2)The limit of liability under that section shall be ascertained by applying to the ship mentioned in subsection (1) the method of calculation specified in paragraph 1(b) of article 6 of the Convention read with paragraph 5(1) and (2) of Part II of that Schedule.

(3)Articles 11 and 12 of the Convention in Part I of that Schedule and paragraphs 8 and 9 of Part U of that Schedule shall apply for the purposes of that section.

The Pilotage Authorities (Limitation of Liability) Act 1936

2(1)In section 1(1) of the Pilotage Authorities (Limitation of Liability) Act 1936 for the reference to the actual fault or privity of the pilotage authority there shall be substituted a reference to any such personal act or omission of the authority as is mentioned in article 4 of the Convention in Part I of Schedule 4 to this Act

(2)In section 4 of that Act for the words from "by or under" to " subsequent Acts " there shall be substituted the words

under section 17 or 18 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979.

The Crown Proceedings Act 1947

3For section 5 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947, including that Act as it applies in Northern Ireland, there shall be substituted—

5(1)The provisions of sections 17 and 18 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 and of Schedule 4 to that Act (liability of shipowners and salvors) shall apply in relation to His Majesty's ships as they apply in relation to other ships.

(2)In this section " ships " has the same meaning as in those provisions.