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Merchant Shipping Act 1988

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4(1)Regulations may make provision with respect to the transfer to the register of—

(a)fishing vessels to which section 13(3) applies where those vessels are eligible to be registered as British fishing vessels, and

(b)undischarged mortgages affecting those vessels,

and with respect to matters consequential on the termination of the registration of fishing vessels under any of the enactments specified in section 13(2) (including vessels which are not transferred to the register).

(2)Any such regulations may make provision—

(a)for any of the matters specified in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (i) of paragraph 2;

(b)for applications under sections 19(3) and 20(1) to be treated, in cases where those provisions apply by virtue of section 13(4), as applications for registration of the vessels in question;

(c)for the issue of certificates of registration under this Part (including temporary certificates) and for the surrender of certificates of registration issued under any of the enactments specified in section 13(2);

(d)for preserving the effect of entries in any register kept under either of the enactments specified in section 13(2)(a) and (c) so far as those entries relate to undischarged mortgages affecting vessels which are not transferred to the register kept under this Part.

(3)Nothing in this paragraph prejudices the generality of paragraph 2.

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