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(1)This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.) Act 1993; and this Act and the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1988 may be cited together as the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1993.
(2)This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may appoint by order made by statutory instrument, and different days may be appointed for different provisions or different purposes.
(3)An order under subsection (2) above may include such transitional, saving and supplementary provision (including modifications of any enactment) as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate in connection with the transition to the new register or the partial operation of section 1 or in connection with the amendments made by Schedule 4 to this Act.
(4)This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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