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Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Pollution) Act 1994

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County Courts Act 1984

7(1)Section 27 of the [1984 c. 28.] County Courts Act 1984 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for paragraph (f) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(f)any claim—

(i)under the Salvage Convention 1989;

(ii)under any contract for or in relation to salvage services; or

(iii)in the nature of salvage not falling within (i) or (ii) above;

or any corresponding claim in connection with an aircraft;.

(3)In subsection (2), for the words “in the nature of salvage” there shall be substituted the words “falling within paragraph (f) of that subsection”.

(4)For subsection (3), there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(3)In subsection (1)(f)—

(a)the “Salvage Convention 1989” means the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 as it has effect under section 1 of the Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Pollution) Act 1994;

(b)the reference to salvage services includes services rendered in saving life from a ship and the reference to any claim under any contract for or in relation to salvage services includes any claim arising out of such a contract whether or not arising during the provision of the services;

(c)the reference to a corresponding claim in connection with an aircraft is a reference to any claim corresponding to any claim mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) or (ii) of paragraph (f) which is available under section 87 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

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