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Merchant Shipping Act 1988

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6In section 9 (declaration of ownership on registry)—

(a)omit paragraph (iii);

(b)in paragraph (iv), for the words from “of which” onwards substitute “the legal title to which is vested in him or (as the case may be) the corporation, whether alone or jointly with any other person or persons:”;

(c)for paragraph (v) substitute—

(v)A declaration that, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a majority interest in the ship is owned by persons qualified to be owners of British ships, and the ship is otherwise entitled to be registered; and

(d)at the end add—

(vi)In the case of a ship which is for the time being registered under the law of any country outside the United Kingdom, a declaration that, if the ship is still so registered at the time when it becomes registered under this Part of this Act, he will take all reasonable steps to secure the termination of the ship’s registration under the law of that country.

In the application of this section to a ship which is not wholly owned by persons qualified to be owners of British ships, paragraph (i) above shall have effect only in relation to persons who are so qualified.

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