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Merchant Shipping Act 1979

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13Miscellaneous amendments etc of Pilotage Act 1913

(1)The Pilotage Act 1913 shall have effect with the amendments specified in Schedule 2 to this Act, and in that Schedule references to sections are to sections of that Act.

(2)In each provision of the Pilotage Act 1913 which is specified in the first column of the following table, for the words specified in relation to that provision in the second and third columns of the table (which state respectively the amount of the maximum fine authorised by that provision for Great Britain and the Isle of Man and for other places) there shall be substituted the words specified in relation to that provision in the fourth column of the table.

Table

Provision of ActOld amount for Great Britain and Isle of ManOld amount for other placesNew amount
Sections 20(4), 36(2) and 50.Twenty-five poundsTen poundsTwo hundred pounds
Sections 34(1) and 37.Fifty poundsTwenty poundsOne thousand pounds
Sections 30(3) and (4), 41 and 42.Fifty poundsFifty poundsFive hundred pounds
Section 48(1) and (2).One hundred poundsOne hundred poundsFive hundred pounds
Section 47.One hundred poundsOne hundred poundsOne thousand pounds

(3)In the following provisions of the Pilotage Act 1913 as in force elsewhere than in Great Britain and the Isle of Man, namely sections 17(1)(e), 39(2), 43(3) and 45(3) (which authorise fines not exceeding twenty pounds), for the words " twenty pounds " there shall be substituted the words

fifty pounds.

(4)Nothing in any of the preceding provisions of this section applies to an offence committed before the provision comes into force.

(5)It is hereby declared that any reference to a ship in section 30 of the Pilotage Act 1913 (which authorises a licensed pilot to supersede an unlicensed pilot) and section 43(2) of that Act (which relates to the display of a pilot signal) does not include a ship which a person is piloting or ordered to pilot, in a dockyard port within the meaning of the Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865, in the course of his duties as a servant of the Crown ; but nothing in this subsection shall be construed as derogating from any immunity which affects a ship apart from this subsection.

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