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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I BRITISH SHIPS

    1. 1. British ships and United Kingdom ships.

    2. 2. British flag.

    3. 3. Offences relating to British character of ship.

    4. 4. Penalty for carrying improper colours.

    5. 5. Duty to show British flag.

    6. 6. Duty to declare national character of ship.

    7. 7. Proceedings on forfeiture of a ship.

  3. Part II Registration

    1. General

      1. 8. Central register of British ships.

      2. 9. Registration of ships: basic provisions.

      3. 10. Registration regulations.

      4. 11. Tonnage ascertained for registration to be tonnage of ship.

      5. 12. Tonnage of ships of foreign countries adopting tonnage regulations.

      6. 13. Status of certificate of registration.

      7. 14. Offences relating to a ship’s British connection.

      8. 15. Supplementary provisions as respects fishing vessels.

      9. 16. Private law provisions for registered ships and liability as owner.

    2. Ships on bareboat charter

      1. 17. Ships bareboat chartered-in by British charterers.

    3. Supplemental

      1. 18. Regulation of registration in British possessions by reference to categories of registries.

      2. 19. Tonnage regulations.

      3. 20. Proceedings on forfeiture of ship.

      4. 21. Disclosure of information relating to registration by other government departments.

      5. 22. Forgery of documents: Scotland.

      6. 23. Interpretation.

  4. Part III Masters and Seamen

    1. Application of Part

      1. 24. Application of this Part.

    2. Engagement and discharge of crews

      1. 25. Crew agreements.

      2. 26. Regulations relating to crew agreements.

      3. 27. Discharge of seamen.

      4. 28. Seamen left behind abroad otherwise than on discharge.

      5. 29. Discharge of seamen when ship ceases to be registered in United Kingdom.

    3. Wages etc.

      1. 30. Payment of seamen’s wages.

      2. 31. Account of seaman’s wages.

      3. 32. Regulations relating to wages and accounts.

      4. 33. Power of superintendent or proper officer to decide disputes about wages.

      5. 34. Restriction on assignment of and charge upon wages.

      6. 35. Power of court to award interest on wages due otherwise than under crew agreement.

      7. 36. Allotment notes.

      8. 37. Right of person named in allotment to sue in own name.

      9. 38. Right, or loss of right, to wages in certain circumstances.

      10. 39. Protection of certain rights and remedies.

      11. 40. Claims against seaman’s wages for maintenance, etc. of dependants.

      12. 41. Remedies of master for remuneration, disbursements and liabilities.

    4. Safety, health and welfare

      1. 42. Obligation of shipowners as to seaworthiness.

      2. 43. Crew accommodation.

      3. 44. Complaints about provisions or water.

      4. 45. Expenses of medical and other treatment during voyage.

    5. Manning, qualifications, training and uniform

      1. 46. Application of sections 47 to 51.

      2. 47. Manning.

      3. 48. Power to exempt from manning requirements.

      4. 49. Prohibition of going to sea undermanned.

      5. 50. Production of certificates and other documents of qualification.

      6. 51. Crew’s knowledge of English.

      7. 52. Unqualified persons going to sea as qualified officers or seamen.

      8. 53. Medical treatment on board ship.

      9. 54. Special certificates of competence.

      10. 55. Young persons.

      11. 56. Financial assistance for training.

      12. 57. Uniform.

    6. Offences by seamen, etc

      1. 58. Conduct endangering ships, structures or individuals.

      2. 59. Concerted disobedience and neglect of duty.

    7. Disciplinary offences

      1. 60. Breaches by seamen of codes of conduct.

    8. Disqualification of seamen and inquiries

      1. 61. Inquiry into fitness or conduct of officer.

      2. 62. Disqualification of holder of certificate other than officer’s.

      3. 63. Inquiry into fitness or conduct of seaman other than officer.

      4. 64. Re-hearing of and appeal from inquiries.

      5. 65. Rules as to inquiries and appeals.

      6. 66. Failure to deliver cancelled or suspended certificate.

      7. 67. Power to restore certificate.

      8. 68. Power to summon witness to inquiry into fitness or conduct of officer or other seaman.

      9. 69. Procedure where inquiry into fitness or conduct of officer or other seaman is held by sheriff.

    9. Civil liability of seamen for offences

      1. 70. Civil liability for absence without leave.

      2. 71. Civil liability for smuggling.

      3. 72. Civil liability for fines imposed under immigration laws.

    10. Relief and repatriation and relief costs

      1. 73. Relief and return of seamen etc. left behind and shipwrecked.

      2. 74. Limit of employer’s liability under section 73.

      3. 75. Recovery of expenses incurred for relief and return, etc.

      4. 76. Financial assistance in respect of crew relief costs.

    11. Documentation

      1. 77. Official log books.

      2. 78. Lists of crew.

      3. 79. British seamen’s cards.

      4. 80. Discharge books.

      5. 81. Handing over of documents by master.

    12. Merchant Navy Reserve

      1. 82. Maintenance of Merchant Navy Reserve.

      2. 83. Supplementary provisions as respects the Reserve.

    13. Interpretation

      1. 84. Interpretation.

  5. Part IV Safety

    1. Safety and Health on Ships

      1. 85. Safety and health on ships.

      2. 86. Provisions supplementary to section 85: general.

      3. 87. Provisions supplementary to section 85: dangerous goods.

      4. 88. Safety of submersible and supporting apparatus.

    2. Special provisions

      1. 89. Load lines.

      2. 90. Charts and other information.

      3. 91. Report of dangers to navigation.

    3. Assistance at sea

      1. 92. Duty of ship to assist the other in case of collision.

      2. 93. Duty to assist aircraft in distress.

    4. Unsafe ships

      1. 94. Meaning of “dangerously unsafe ship”.

      2. 95. Power to detain dangerously unsafe ship.

      3. 96. References of detention notices to arbitration.

      4. 97. Compensation in connection with invalid detention of ship.

      5. 98. Owner and master liable in respect of dangerously unsafe ship.

      6. 99. Use of unsafe lighters, etc.

      7. 100. Owner liable for unsafe operation of ship.

    5. Temporary exclusion zones

      1. 100A. Power to establish temporary exclusion zones.

      2. 100B. Temporary exclusion zones: offences

    6. Power to require ships to be moved

      1. 100C. Power to require ships to be moved.

      2. 100D. Offences in relation to section 100C.

      3. 100E. Service of directions under section 100C.

      4. 100F. Requirements to be met by ships in respect of which trans-shipment licences in force.

      5. 100G. Failure to comply with prescribed standards in respect of ship in respect of which trans-shipment licence is in force.

    7. Control of, and returns as to, persons on ships

      1. 101. Offences in connection with passenger ships.

      2. 102. Power to exclude drunken passengers from certain passenger ships.

      3. 103. Stowaways.

      4. 104. Unauthorised presence on board ship.

      5. 105. Master’s power of arrest.

      6. 106. Unauthorised persons: offences relating to safety.

      7. 107. Return to be furnished by masters of ships as to passengers.

      8. 108. Returns of births and deaths in ships, etc.

  6. Part V Fishing Vessels

    1. Chapter I Skipper and Seamen

      1. Engagement and discharge of crews

        1. 109. Regulations relating to crew agreements.

      2. Wages

        1. 110. Payments of seamen’s wages.

        2. 111. Regulations relating to wages: deductions.

        3. 112. Accounts of wages and catch.

        4. 113. Restriction on assignment of and charge upon wages.

        5. 114. Right, or loss of right, to wages in certain circumstances.

      3. Safety, health and welfare

        1. 115. Hours of work.

      4. Manning and qualifications

        1. 116. Production of crew certificates and other documents of qualification.

      5. Offences by seamen

        1. 117. Drunkenness on duty.

        2. 118. Unauthorised liquor.

        3. 119. Disciplinary offences.

      6. Exemptions

        1. 120. Power to grant exemptions from this Chapter.

    2. Chapter II Safety

      1. 121. Fishing vessel construction rules.

      2. 122. Fishing vessel survey rules.

      3. 123. Fishing vessel certificates.

      4. 124. Provisions supplementary to section 123.

      5. 125. Prohibition on going to sea without appropriate certificate.

      6. 126. Notice of alterations.

      7. Training

        1. 127. Training in safety matters.

  7. Part VI Prevention of Pollution

    1. Chapter I Pollution Generally

      1. 128. Prevention of pollution from ships etc.

      2. 129. Further provision for prevention of pollution from ships.

      3. 130. Regulation of transfers between ships in territorial waters.

    2. Chapter IA Waste reception facilities at harbours

      1. 130A. General.

      2. 130B. Waste management plans.

      3. 130C. Charges for and use of waste reception facilities.

      4. 130D. Supplementary.

      5. 130E. Interpretation of Chapter IA.

    3. Chapter II Oil Pollution

      1. General provisions for preventing pollution

        1. 131. Discharge of oil from ships into certain United Kingdom waters.

        2. 132. Defences of owner or master charged with offence under section 131.

        3. 133. Defences of occupier charged with offence under section 131

        4. 134. Protection for acts done in exercise of certain powers of harbour authorities, etc.

        5. 135. Restrictions on transfer of oil at night.

        6. 136. Duty to report discharge of oil into waters of harbours.

        7. 136A. Discharges etc. authorised under other enactments.

      2. Shipping casualties

        1. 137. Shipping casualties.

        2. 138. Right to recover in respect of unreasonable loss or damage.

        3. 138A.Application of sections 137 and 138 to pollution by substances other than oil.

        4. 139. Offences in relation to section 137.

        5. 140. Service of directions under section 137.

        6. 141. Application of sections 137 to 140 to certain foreign and other ships.

      3. Enforcement

        1. 142. Oil records.

        2. 143. Prosecutions and enforcement of fines.

        3. 144. Power to detain ships for section 131 offences.

        4. 145. Interpretation of section 144

        5. 146. Enforcement and application of fines.

        6. 147. Enforcement of Conventions relating to oil pollution.

      4. Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 148. Power of Secretary of State to grant exemptions.

        2. 149. Application to Government ships.

        3. 150. Annual Report.

        4. 151. Interpretation.

    4. Chapter III Liability for Oil Pollution

      1. Preliminary

        1. 152. Meaning of “the Liability Convention” and related expressions.

      2. Liability

        1. 153. Liability for oil pollution in case of tankers.

        2. 154. Liability for oil pollution in case of other ships.

        3. 155. Exceptions from liability under sections 153 and 154.

        4. 156. Restriction of liability for oil pollution.

      3. Limitation of liability

        1. 157. Limitation of liability under section 153.

        2. 158. Limitation actions.

        3. 159. Restriction on enforcement after establishment of limitation fund.

        4. 160. Concurrent liabilities of owners and others.

        5. 161. Establishment of limitation fund outside United Kingdom.

        6. 162. Extinguishment of claims.

      4. Compulsory insurance

        1. 163. Compulsory insurance against liability for pollution.

        2. 164. Issue of certificate by Secretary of State.

        3. 165. Rights of third parties against insurers.

      5. Supplementary

        1. 166. Jurisdiction of United Kingdom courts and registration of foreign judgments.

        2. 167. Government ships.

        3. 168. Limitation of liability under section 154.

        4. 169. Saving for recourse actions.

        5. 170. Interpretation.

        6. 171. Transitory text of this Chapter and power to make transitional provisions.

    5. Chapter IV International Oil PollutionCompensation Fund

      1. Preliminary

        1. 172. Meaning of the “Liability Convention”, “the Fund Convention” and related expressions.

      2. Contributions to Fund

        1. 173. Contributions by importers of oil and others.

        2. 174. Power to obtain information.

      3. Compensation for persons suffering pollution damage

        1. 175. Liability of the Fund.

        2. 176. Limitation of Fund’s liability under section 175.

      4. Supplemental

        1. 177. Jurisdiction and effect of judgments.

        2. 178. Extinguishment of claims.

        3. 179. Subrogation.

        4. 180. Supplementary provisions as to proceedings involving the Fund.

        5. 181. Interpretation.

        6. 182. Transitory text of this Chapter and power to make transitional provisions.

    6. Chapter V Carriage of hazardous and noxious substances

      1. 182A. Introductory.

      2. 182B. Power to give effect to Convention.

      3. 182C. Power of Secretary of State to make orders.

  8. Part VII Liability of Shipowners and Others

    1. Carriage of passengers and luggage by sea

      1. 183. Scheduled convention to have force of law.

      2. 184. Application of Schedule 6 to carriage within British Islands.

    2. Limitation of liability of shipowners, etc and salvors for maritime claims

      1. 185. Limitation of liability for maritime claims.

      2. 186. Exclusion of liability.

    3. Multiple fault; apportionment, liability and contribution

      1. 187. Damage or loss: apportionment of liability.

      2. 188. Loss of life or personal injuries: joint and several liability.

      3. 189. Loss of life or personal injuries: right of contribution.

    4. Time limit for proceedings against owners or ship

      1. 190. Time limit for proceedings against owners or ship.

    5. Limitation of liability of harbour, conservancy, dock and canal authorities

      1. 191. Limitation of liability.

    6. Application to Crown and its ships

      1. 192. Application to Crown and its ships.

    7. Regulations requiring insurance or security

      1. 192A. Compulsory insurance or security

  9. Part VIII Lighthouses

    1. Lighthouse authorities

      1. 193. General and local lighthouse authorities.

    2. Information to Secretary of State

      1. 194. Returns and information to Secretary of State.

    3. Functions of general lighthouse authorities

      1. 195. General function of management of lighthouses, etc.

      2. 196. Joint discharge of functions.

      3. 197. General powers of general lighthouse authority.

      4. 198. Inspection of local lighthouses.

      5. 199. Control of local lighthouse authorities.

    4. Inspections by Secretary of State

      1. 200. Powers of inspection by Secretary of State.

    5. Powers of harbour authorities as local lighthouse authorities

      1. 201. Powers of harbour authorities.

    6. Transfers between general and local lighthouse authorities

      1. 202. General transfer of local lighthouses from general lighthouse authorities to harbour authorities.

      2. 203. Individual transfers of local lighthouses to harbour authorities.

      3. 204. Surrender of local lighthouses.

    7. General light dues

      1. 205. Light dues leviable by general lighthouse authorities.

      2. 206. Information to determine light dues.

      3. 207. Recovery of general light dues.

      4. 208. Distress on ship for general light dues.

      5. 209. Receipt for general light dues and its production.

    8. Local light dues

      1. 210. Light dues leviable by local lighthouse authorities.

    9. Financial and administrative provisions

      1. 211. General Lighthouse Fund: expenses and receipts.

      2. 212. Establishments of general lighthouse authorities.

      3. 213. Estimates or accounts of expenses to Secretary of State.

      4. 214. Pension rights of certain employees.

      5. 215. Borrowing powers of general lighthouse authorities.

      6. 216. Limit on borrowings under section 215.

      7. 217. Guarantees by Secretary of State.

      8. 218. Accounts of general lighthouse authorities.

    10. Offences in connection with lighthouses, buoys, beacons, etc.

      1. 219. Damage etc. to lighthouses etc.

      2. 220. Prevention of false lights.

    11. Exemptions from taxes, duties, etc

      1. 221. Exemption from taxes, duties, rates etc.

      2. 222. Exemption from harbour dues.

      3. 222A. Disclosure of information to general lighthouse authorities.

    12. Supplemental

      1. 223. Interpretation, etc.

  10. Part IX Salvage and Wreck

    1. Chapter 1 Salvage

      1. 224. Salvage Convention 1989 to have force of law.

      2. 225. Valuation of property by receiver.

      3. 226. Detention of property liable for salvage by receiver.

      4. 227. Sale of detained property by receiver.

      5. 228. Apportionment of salvage under £5,000 by the receiver.

      6. 229. Apportionment of salvage by the court.

      7. 230. Salvage claims against the Crown and Crown rights of salvage and regulation thereof.

    2. Chapter II Wreck

      1. Vessels in distress

        1. 231. Application of, and discharge of functions under, sections 232, 233 234 and 235.

        2. 232. Duty of receiver where vessel in distress.

        3. 233. Powers of receiver in case of vessel in distress.

        4. 234. Power to pass over adjoining land.

        5. 235. Liability for damage in case of plundered vessel.

      2. Dealing with wreck

        1. 236. Duties of finder etc of wreck.

        2. 237. Provisions as respects cargo, etc.

        3. 238. Receiver to give notice of wreck.

        4. 239. Claims of owners to wreck.

        5. 240. Immediate sale of wreck in certain cases.

      3. Unclaimed wreck

        1. 241. Right of Crown to unclaimed wreck.

        2. 242. Notice of unclaimed wreck to be given to persons entitled.

        3. 243. Disposal of unclaimed wreck.

        4. 244. Effect of delivery of wreck etc under this Part.

      4. Offences in respect of wreck

        1. 245. Taking wreck to foreign port.

        2. 246. Interfering with wrecked vessel or wreck.

        3. 247. Powers of entry etc.

    3. Chapter III Supplemental

      1. Administration

        1. 248. Functions of Secretary of State as to wreck.

        2. 249. Expenses and fees of receivers.

      2. Coastguard services

        1. 250. Remuneration for services of coastguard.

      3. Release from customs and excise control

        1. 251. Release of goods from customs and excise control.

      4. Removal of wrecks

        1. 252. Powers of harbour and conservancy authorities in relation to wrecks.

        2. 253. Powers of lighthouse authorities in relation to wrecks.

        3. 254. Referral of questions as to powers between authorities.

      5. Interpretation

        1. 255. Interpretation.

  11. Part X Enforcement Officers and Powers

    1. Enforcement Officers

      1. 256. Appointment of inspectors and surveyors.

      2. 256A. Scottish officers

    2. Inspection etc powers

      1. 257. Powers to require production of ships documents.

      2. 258. Powers to inspect ships and their equipment, etc.

      3. 259. Powers of inspectors in relation to premises and ships.

      4. 260. Provisions supplementary to section 259.

    3. Improvement notices and prohibition notices

      1. 261. Improvement notices.

      2. 262. Prohibition notices.

      3. 263. Provisions supplementary to sections 261 and 262.

      4. 264. References of notices to arbitration.

      5. 265. Compensation in connection with invalid prohibition notices.

      6. 266. Offences.

  12. Part XI Accident Investigations and Inquiries

    1. Marine accident investigations

      1. 267. Investigation of marine accidents.

      2. 268. Formal investigation into marine accidents.

      3. 269. Re-hearing of and appeal from investigations.

      4. 270. Rules as to investigations and appeals.

    2. Inquiries into and reports on deaths and injuries

      1. 271. Inquiries into deaths of crew members and others.

      2. 272. Reports of and inquiries into injuries.

      3. 273. Transmission of particulars of certain deaths on ships.

  13. Part XII Legal Proceedings

    1. Prosecution of offences

      1. 274. Time limit for summary offences.

      2. 275. Time limit for summary orders.

      3. 276. Summary offences: Scotland.

      4. 277. Offences by officers of bodies corporate.

      5. 277A.Accessories and abettors

      6. 278. Offences by partners, etc. in Scotland.

    2. Jurisdiction

      1. 279. Jurisdiction in relation to offences.

      2. 280. Jurisdiction over ships lying off coasts.

      3. 281. Jurisdiction in case of offences on board ship.

      4. 282. Offences committed by British seamen.

    3. Return of offenders

      1. 283. Return of offenders.

    4. Detention of ship and distress on ship

      1. 284. Enforcing detention of ship.

      2. 285. Sums ordered to be paid leviable by distress on the ship.

    5. Special evidential provisions

      1. 286. Depositions of persons abroad admissible.

      2. 287. Admissibility in evidence and inspection of certain documents.

      3. 288. Admissibility of documents in evidence.

      4. 289. Inspection and admissibility in evidence of copies of certain documents.

      5. 290. Proof, etc of exemptions.

    6. Service of documents

      1. 291. Service of documents.

  14. Part XIII Supplemental

    1. Administration

      1. 292. General functions of Secretary of State.

      2. 293. Functions of Secretary of State in relation to marine pollution.

      3. 294. General power to dispense.

      4. 295. Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.

      5. 296. Mercantile marine superintendents.

      6. 297. Wreck commissioners, etc.

      7. 298. Transmission of documents to Registrar General.

      8. 299. Returns, etc to Secretary of State.

      9. 300. Forms.

      10. 301. Advisory committees.

    2. Financial Provisions

      1. 302. Fees.

      2. 302A. Funding of maritime services.

      3. 303. Expenses of Commissioners of Customs and Excise.

      4. 304. Expenses charged on money provided by Parliament.

      5. 305. Payments to be made into Consolidated Fund.

    3. Subordinate Legislation

      1. 306. Regulations, rules and orders, etc.

    4. Application of Act to certain descriptions of ships, etc.

      1. 307. Application of Act to non-United Kingdom ships.

      2. 308. Application of Act to government ships.

      3. 309. Application of Act to ships chartered by demise to the Crown.

      4. 310. Application of Act to hovercraft.

      5. 311. Application of Act to certain structures, etc.

    5. Special provisions for Scots law

      1. 312. Special provisions for Scots law.

    6. Final provisions

      1. 313. Definitions.

      2. 313A. Meaning of “qualifying foreign ship”.

      3. 314. Repeals, consequential amendments and transitional provisions.

      4. 315. Extent and application.

      5. 316. Short title and commencement.

  15. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Private Law Provisions for registered ships

      1. General

        1. 1.(1) Subject to any rights and powers appearing from the...

      2. Transfers etc of registered ships

        1. 2.(1) Any transfer of a registered ship, or a share...

        2. 3.(1) Where a registered ship, or a share in a...

        3. 4.(1) Where the property in a registered ship or share...

        4. 5.(1) Where any court (whether under paragraph 4 above or...

        5. 6.(1) The High Court or in Scotland the Court of...

      3. Mortgages of registered ships

        1. 7.(1) A registered ship, or share in a registered ship,...

      4. Priority of registered mortgages

        1. 8.(1) Where two or more mortgages are registered in respect...

      5. Registered mortgagee’s power of sale

        1. 9.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, every registered mortgagee shall...

      6. Protection of registered mortgagees

        1. 10.Where a ship or share is subject to a registered...

      7. Transfer of registered mortgage

        1. 11.(1) A registered mortgage may be transferred by an instrument...

      8. Transmission of registered mortgage by operation of law

        1. 12.Where the interest of a mortgagee in a registered mortgage...

      9. Discharge of registered mortgage

        1. 13.Where a registered mortgage has been discharged, the registrar shall,...

      10. Definitions

        1. 14.In this Schedule— “mortgage” shall be construed in accordance with...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Regulations Relating to Submersible and Supporting Apparatus

      1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “regulations” means regulations made under section...

      2. Registration of submersible apparatus

        1. 2.Regulations made by virtue of section 88(2)(e) of this Act...

      3. Offences

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, regulations—

      4. Exemptions from regulations

        1. 4.(1) The operation of any regulations may be excluded in...

      5. General

        1. 5.Regulations— (a) may provide for their operation anywhere outside the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. General Provisions

        1. Ships to which Schedule applies

          1. 1.This Schedule applies to all ships except—

        2. Load Line rules

          1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State shall make rules in accordance...

        3. United Kingdom ships Compliance with load line rules

          1. 3.(1) Subject to any exemption conferred by or under this...

          2. Submersion of load lines

            1. 4.(1) Where a United Kingdom ship to which this Schedule...

          3. Miscellaneous offences in relation to marks

            1. 5.Where a United Kingdom ship to which this Schedule applies...

          4. Issue of load line certificates

            1. 6.(1) Where a United Kingdom ship to which this Schedule...

          5. Effect of load line certificate

            1. 7.Where a certificate, issued in pursuance of paragraph 6 and...

          6. Duration, endorsement and cancellation of load line certificates

            1. 8.(1) The load line rules shall make provision for determining...

          7. Ships not to proceed to sea without load line certificate

            1. 9.(1) Subject to any exemption conferred by or under this...

          8. Publication of load line certificate and entry of particulars in official log book

            1. 10.(1) Where a certificate is issued in respect of a...

          9. Inspection of ships

            1. 11.A ship surveyor or engineer surveyor may inspect any United...

        4. Non-United Kingdom ships Valid Convention certificates

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies to any non-United Kingdom ship to...

          2. Compliance with load line rules

            1. 13.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, and to any exemption...

          3. Submersion of load lines

            1. 14.(1) Where a non-United Kingdom ship to which this Schedule...

          4. United Kingdom load line certificates

            1. 15.(1) Where a non-United Kingdom ship to which this Schedule...

          5. Production of certificate to customs and excise officer

            1. 16.(1) Subject to any exemption conferred by or under this...

          6. Provisions as to inspection

            1. 17.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a...

        5. Exemptions Power to make exemption orders

          1. 18.(1) If in the opinion of the Secretary of State...

          2. Further powers to exempt ships

            1. 19.(1) In this paragraph any reference to exempting a ship...

          3. Issue of exemption certificates

            1. 20.(1) Where the Secretary of State exempts a ship under...

          4. Duration and termination of exemptions, and duration, endorsement and cancellation of exemption certificates

            1. 21.(1) The load line rules shall make provision for determining...

          5. International Load Line Exemption Certificates

            1. 22.(1) The load line rules shall make such provision as...

        6. Subdivision load lines and deck cargo Subdivision load lines

          1. 23.(1) Where in pursuance of safety regulations a United Kingdom...

          2. Deck cargo

            1. 24.(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations (in this...

        7. Miscellaneous provisions Notice to consular officer of proceedings against foreign ships

          1. 25.(1) Where any non-United Kingdom ship is detained under this...

          2. Delivery up of certificates

            1. 26.(1) The Secretary of State may require any certificate which...

          3. Penalty for false statements etc.

            1. 27.(1) If any person intentionally makes, or assists in making,...

          4. Admissibility of certificates in evidence

            1. 28.Any certificate issued under this Schedule shall be admissible in...

          5. Convention countries

            1. 29.(1) Her Majesty, if satisfied— (a) that the Government of...

          6. Orders, rules and regulations

            1. 30.Any Order in Council, order, rules or regulations made under...

          7. Interpretation

            1. 31.(1) In this Schedule, except in so far as the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Prevention of Oil Pollution: Transitory Provisions

      1. Chapter III Liability for Oil Pollution (1) In this Chapter— “the Liability Convention” means the International...

        1. Chapter III Liability for Oil Pollution

          1. 152.(1) In this Chapter— “the Liability Convention” means the International...

          2. Liability

            1. 153. Liability for oil pollution in case of tankers.

            2. 154. Liability for oil pollution in case of other ships.

            3. 155. Exceptions from liability under section 153.

            4. 155A. Exceptions from liability under section 154.

            5. 156. Restriction of liability for oil pollution.

            6. 156A. Restriction of liability for oil pollution from ship within section 154.

          3. Limitation of liability

            1. 157. Limitation of liability under section 153.

            2. 158. Limitation actions.

            3. 159. Restriction on enforcement after establishment of limitation fund.

            4. 160. Concurrent liabilities of owners and others.

            5. 161. Establishment of limitation fund outside United Kingdom.

            6. 162. Extinguishment of claims.

          4. Compulsory insurance

            1. 163. Compulsory insurance against liability for pollution.

            2. 164. Issue of certificate by Secretary of State.

            3. 165. Rights of third parties against insurers.

          5. Supplementary

            1. 166. Jurisdiction of United Kingdom courts and registration of foreign judgments.

            2. 167. Government ships.

            3. 168. Limitation of liability under section 154.

            4. 169. Saving for recourse actions.

            5. 170. Interpretation.

        2. Chapter IV International Oil Pollution

        3. Compensation Fund

          1. Preliminary

            1. 172. Meaning of “Liability Convention”, “the Fund Convention” and related expressions.

          2. Contributions to Fund

            1. 173. Contributions by importers of oil and others.

            2. 174. Power to obtain information.

          3. Compensation for persons suffering pollution damage

            1. 175. Liability of the Fund.

            2. 176. Limitation of Fund’s liability under section 175.

          4. Indemnification of shipowners

            1. 176A. Indemnification where damage is caused by ship registered in Fund Convention country.

          5. Supplemental

            1. 177. Jurisdiction and effect of judgments.

            2. 178. Extinguishment of claims.

            3. 179. Subrogation.

            4. 181. Interpretation.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Overall Limit on Liability of Fund

      1. Part I Permanent provision

        1. Article 4 — paragraphs 4 and 5

          1. 4.(a) Except as otherwise provided in sub-paragraphs (b) and (c)...

          2. 5.Where the amount of established claims against the Fund exceeds...

      2. Part II Transitory Provision

        1. Article 4 — paragraphs 4, 5 and 6

          1. 4.(a) Except as otherwise provided in sub-paragraph (b) of this...

          2. 5.Where the amount of established claims against the Fund exceeds...

          3. 6.The Assembly of the Fund (hereinafter referred to as “the...

    6. SCHEDULE 5A

      1. Text of International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

      2. Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS

        1. Definitions

          1. Article 1

        2. Annexes

          1. Article 2

        3. Scope of application

          1. Article 3

          2. Article 4

          3. Article 5

        4. Duties of State Parties

          1. Article 6

      3. Chapter II LIABILITY

        1. Liability of the owner

          1. Article 7

        2. Incidents involving two or more ships

          1. Article 8

        3. Limitation of liability

          1. Article 9

          2. Article 10

        4. Death and injury

          1. Article 11

        5. Compulsory insurance of the owner

          1. Article 12

      4. Chapter III COMPENSATION BY THE INTERNATIONAL HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES FUND (HNS FUND)

        1. Establishment of the HNS Fund

          1. Article 13

        2. Compensation

          1. Article 14

        3. Related tasks of the HNS Fund

          1. Article 15

        4. General provisions on contributions

          1. Article 16

        5. General provisions on annual contributions

          1. Article 17

        6. Annual contributions to the general account

          1. Article 18

        7. Annual contributions to separate accounts

          1. Article 19

        8. Initial contributions

          1. Article 20

        9. Reports

          1. Article 21

        10. Non-payment of contributions

          1. Article 22

        11. Optional liability of States Parties for the payment of contributions

          1. Article 23

        12. Organization and administration

          1. Article 24

        13. Assembly

          1. Article 25

          2. Article 26

          3. Article 27

          4. Article 28

        14. Secretariat

          1. Article 29

          2. Article 30

          3. Article 31

        15. Finances

          1. Article 32

        16. Voting

          1. Article 33

          2. Article 34

        17. Tax exemptions and currency regulations

          1. Article 35

        18. Confidentiality of information

          1. Article 36

      5. Chapter IV CLAIMS AND ACTIONS

        1. Limitation of actions

          1. Article 37

        2. Jurisdiction in respect of action against the owner

          1. Article 38

        3. Jurisdiction in respect of action against the HNS Fund or taken by the HNS Fund

          1. Article 39

        4. Recognition and enforcement

          1. Article 40

        5. Subrogation and recourse

          1. Article 41

        6. Supersession clause

          1. Article 42

      6. Chapter V TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

        1. Information on contributing cargo

          1. Article 43

        2. First session of the Assembly

          1. Article 44

      7. Chapter VI FINAL CLAUSES

        1. Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession

          1. Article 45

        2. Entry into force

          1. Article 46

        3. Revision and amendment

          1. Article 47

        4. Amendment of limits

          1. Article 48

        5. Article 49

        6. Extraordinary sessions of the Assembly

          1. Article 50

        7. Cessation

          1. Article 51

        8. Winding up of the HNS Fund

          1. Article 52

        9. Depositary

          1. Article 53

        10. Languages

          1. Article 54

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea

      1. Part I Text of Convention

        1. Article 1

          1. Definitions

            1. 1.(a) “carrier” means a person by or on behalf of...

            2. 2.“contract of carriage” means a contract made by or on...

            3. 3.“ship” means only a seagoing vessel, excluding an air-cushion vehicle;...

            4. 4.“passenger” means any person carried in a ship,

            5. 5.“luggage” means any article or vehicle carried by the carrier...

            6. 6.“cabin luggage” means luggage which the passenger has in his...

            7. 7.“loss of or damage to luggage” includes pecuniary loss resulting...

            8. 8.“carriage” covers the following periods: (a) with regard to the...

            9. 9.“international carriage” means any carriage in which, according to the...

        2. Article 2

          1. Application

            1. 1.This Convention shall apply to any international carriage if:

            2. 2.Notwithstanding paragraph 1 of this Article, this Convention shall not...

        3. Article 3

          1. Liability of the carrier

            1. 1.The carrier shall be liable for the damage suffered as...

            2. 2.The burden of proving that the incident which caused the...

            3. 3.Fault or neglect of the carrier or of his servants...

        4. Article 4

          1. Performing carrier

            1. 1.If the performance of the carriage or part thereof has...

            2. 2.The carrier shall, in relation to the carriage performed by...

            3. 3.Any special agreement under which the carrier assumes obligations not...

            4. 4.Where and to the extent that both the carrier and...

            5. 5.Nothing in this Article shall prejudice any right of recourse...

        5. Article 5

          1. Valuables

        6. Article 6

          1. Contributory fault

        7. Article 7

          1. Limit of liability for personal injury

            1. 1.The liability of the carrier for the death of or...

            2. 2.Notwithstanding paragraph 1 of this Article, the national law of...

        8. Article 8

          1. Limit of liability for loss of or damage to luggage

            1. 1.The liability of the carrier for the loss of or...

            2. 2.The liability of the carrier for the loss of or...

            3. 3.The liability of the carrier for the loss of or...

            4. 4.The carrier and the passenger may agree that the liability...

        9. Article 9

          1. Unit of account and conversion

        10. Article 10

          1. Supplementary provisions on limits of liability

            1. 1.The carrier and the passenger may agree, expressly and in...

            2. 2.Interest on damages and legal costs shall not be included...

        11. Article 11

          1. Defences and limits for carriers’ servants

        12. Article 12

          1. Aggregation of claims

            1. 1.Where the limits of liability prescribed in Articles 7 and...

            2. 2.In relation to the carriage performed by a performing carrier,...

            3. 3.In any case where a servant or agent of the...

        13. Article 13

          1. Loss of right to limit liability

            1. 1.The carrier shall not be entitled to the benefit of...

            2. 2.The servant or agent of the carrier or of the...

        14. Article 14

          1. Basis for claims

        15. Article 15

          1. Notice of loss or damage to luggage

            1. 1.The passenger shall give written notice to the carrier or...

            2. 2.If the passenger fails to comply with this Article, he...

            3. 3.The notice in writing need not be given if the...

        16. Article 16

          1. Time-bar for actions

            1. 1.Any action for damages arising out of the death of...

            2. 2.The limitation period shall be calculated as follows:

            3. 3.The law of the court seized of the case shall...

            4. 4.Notwithstanding paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article, the...

        17. Article 17

          1. Competent jurisdiction

            1. 1.An action arising under this Convention shall, at the option...

            2. 2.After the occurrence of the incident which has caused the...

        18. Article 18

          1. Invalidity of contractual provisions

        19. Article 19

          1. Other conventions on limitation of liability

        20. Article 20

          1. Nuclear damage

        21. Article 21

          1. Commercial carriage by public authorities

      2. Part II Provisions having effect in connection with Convention

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Part of this Schedule any reference to a...

        2. Provisions adapting or supplementing specified articles of the Convention

          1. 2.For the purposes of paragraph 2 of article 2, provisions...

          2. 3.The reference to the law of the court in article...

          3. 4.The Secretary of State may by order provide that, in...

          4. 5.(1) For the purpose of converting from special drawing rights...

          5. 6.It is hereby declared that by virtue of article 12...

          6. 7.Article 16 shall apply to arbitral proceedings as it applies...

          7. 8.The court before which proceedings are brought in pursuance of...

        3. Other provisions adapting or supplementing the Convention

          1. 9.Any reference in the Convention to a contract of carriage...

          2. 10.If Her Majesty by Order in Council declares that any...

          3. 11.The Secretary of State may by order make provision—

        4. Application of ss. 185 and 186 of this Act

          1. 12.It is hereby declared that nothing in the Convention affects...

          2. 13.Nothing is section 186 of this Act (which among other...

    8. SCHEDULE 7

      Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976

      1. Part I Text of Convention

        1. Chapter I. The Right of Limitation

        2. Article 1

          1. Persons entitled to limit liability

            1. 1.Shipowners and salvors, as hereinafter defined, may limit their liability...

            2. 2.The term “shipowner” shall mean the owner, charterer, manager or...

            3. 3.Salvor shall mean any person rendering services in direct connection...

            4. 4.If any claims set out in Article 2 are made...

            5. 5.In this Convention the liability of a shipowner shall include...

            6. 6.An insurer of liability for claims subject to limitation in...

            7. 7.The act of invoking limitation of liability shall not constitute...

        3. Article 2

          1. Claims subject to limitation

            1. 1.Subject to Articles 3 and 4 the following claims, whatever...

            2. 2.Claims set out in paragraph 1 shall be subject to...

        4. Article 3

          1. Claims excepted from limitation

        5. Article 4

          1. Conduct barring limitation

        6. Article 5

          1. Counterclaims

        7. Chapter II. Limits of Liability

        8. Article 6

          1. The general limits

            1. 1.The limits of liability for claims other than those mentioned...

            2. 2.Where the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 1(a) is...

            3. 4.The limits of liability for any salvor not operating from...

        9. Article 7

          1. The limit for passenger claims

            1. 1.In respect of claims arising on any distinct occasion for...

            2. 2.For the purpose of this Article “claims for loss of...

        10. Article 8

          1. Unit of Account

        11. Article 9

          1. Aggregation of claims

            1. 1.The limits of liability determined in accordance with Article 6...

            2. 2.The limits of liability determined in accordance with Article 7...

        12. Article 10

          1. Limitation of liability without constitution of a limitation fund

            1. 1.Limitation of liability may be invoked notwithstanding that a limitation...

            2. 2.If limitation of liability is invoked without the constitution of...

            3. 3.Questions of procedure arising under the rules of this Article...

        13. Chapter III. The Limitation Fund

        14. Article 11

          1. Constitution of the Fund

            1. 1.Any person alleged to be liable may constitute a fund...

            2. 2.A fund may be constituted, either by depositing the sum,...

            3. 3.A fund constituted by one of the persons mentioned in...

        15. Article 12

          1. Distribution of the fund

            1. 1.Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 of...

            2. 2.If, before the fund is distributed, the person liable, or...

            3. 3.The right of subrogation provided for in paragraph 2 may...

            4. 4.Where the person liable or any other person establishes that...

        16. Article 13

          1. Bar to other actions

            1. 1.Where a limitation fund has been constituted in accordance with...

            2. 2.After a limitation fund has been constituted in accordance with...

            3. 3.The rules of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall apply only...

        17. Article 14

          1. Governing law

        18. Chapter IV. Scope of Application

        19. Article 15

          1. 2.A State Party may regulate by specific provisions of national...

        20. ARTICLE 18 Reservations

          1. 1.Any State may, at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance,...

      2. Part II Provisions having effect in connection with Convention

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Part of this Schedule any reference to a...

        2. Right to limit liability

          1. 2.Subject to paragraph 6 below,the right to limit liability under...

          2. 2A.Paragraph 1(a) of article 2 shall have effect as if...

        3. Claims subject to limitation

          1. 3.(1) Paragraph 1(d) of article 2 shall not apply unless...

        4. Claims excluded from limitation

          1. 4.(1) Claims for Damages within the meaning of the international...

        5. The general limits

          1. 5.(1) In the application of article 6 to a ship...

        6. Limit for passenger claims

          1. 6.(1) Article 7 shall not apply in respect of any...

        7. Units of Account

          1. 7.(1) For the purpose of converting the amounts mentioned in...

        8. Constitution of fund

          1. 8.(1) The Secretary of State may, with the concurrence of...

        9. Distribution of fund

          1. 9.No lien or other right in respect of any ship...

        10. Bar to other actions

          1. 10.Where the release of a ship or other property is...

        11. Meaning of “court”

          1. 11.References in the Convention and the preceding provisions of this...

        12. Meaning of “ship”

          1. 12.References in the Convention and in the preceding provisions of...

        13. Meaning of “State Party”

          1. 13.An Order in Council made for the purposes of this...

    9. SCHEDULE 8

      Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses

      1. 1.(1) The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses shall continue to exist...

      2. 2.(1) The Commissioners may elect, as members of their body,...

      3. 3.A person appointed by the Secretary of State under paragraph...

      4. 4.(1) Any five of the Commissioners shall constitute a quorum....

      5. 5.In this Schedule “council” means a council constituted under section...

    10. SCHEDULE 9

      1. 1.(1) Before such date as may be specified in a...

      2. 2.(1) The proposals submitted by each general lighthouse authority shall—...

      3. 3.Before submitting any proposals under paragraph 1 above a general...

      4. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may make such modifications of...

      5. 5.On such day as the Secretary of State may by...

    11. SCHEDULE 10

      Local Light Dues: Objections

      1. The modifications to which section 31 of the Harbours Act...

    12. SCHEDULE 11

      International Convention on Salvage 1989

      1. Part I Text of Convention

        1. Chapter I — General Provisions

        2. Article 1

          1. Definitions

        3. Article 2

          1. Application of the Convention

        4. Article 3

          1. Platforms and drilling units

        5. Article 4

          1. State-owned vessels

            1. 1.Without prejudice to article 5, this Convention shall not apply...

            2. 2.Where a State Party decides to apply the Convention to...

        6. Article 5

          1. Salvage operations controlled by public authorities

            1. 1.This Convention shall not affect any provisions of national law...

            2. 2.Nevertheless, salvors carrying out such salvage operations shall be entitled...

            3. 3.The extent to which a public authority under a duty...

        7. Article 6

          1. Salvage contracts

            1. 1.This Convention shall apply to any salvage operations save to...

            2. 2.The master shall have the authority to conclude contracts for...

            3. 3.Nothing in this article shall affect the application of article...

        8. Article 7

          1. Annulment and modification of contracts

        9. Chapter II — Performance of Salvage Operations

        10. Article 8

          1. Duties of the salvor and of the owner and master

            1. 1.The salvor shall owe a duty to the owner of...

            2. 2.The owner and master of the vessel or the owner...

        11. Article 9

          1. Rights of coastal States

        12. Article 10

          1. Duty to render assistance

            1. 1.Every master is bound, so far as he can do...

            2. 2.The States Parties shall adopt the measures necessary to enforce...

            3. 3.The owner of the vessel shall incur no liability for...

        13. Article 11

          1. Co-operation

        14. Chapter III — Rights of Salvors

        15. Article 12

          1. Conditions for reward

            1. 1.Salvage operations which have had a useful result give right...

            2. 2.Except as otherwise provided, no payment is due under this...

            3. 3.This chapter shall apply, notwithstanding that the salved vessel and...

        16. Article 13

          1. Criteria for fixing the reward

            1. 1.The reward shall be fixed with a view to encouraging...

            2. 2.Payment of a reward fixed according to paragraph 1 shall...

            3. 3.The rewards, exclusive of any interest and recoverable legal costs...

        17. Article 14

          1. Special compensation

            1. 1.If the salvor has carried out salvage operations in respect...

            2. 2.If, in the circumstances set out in paragraph 1, the...

            3. 3.Salvor’s expenses for the purpose of paragraphs 1 and 2...

            4. 4.The total special compensation under this article shall be paid...

            5. 5.If the salvor has been negligent and has thereby failed...

            6. 6.Nothing in this article shall affect any right of recourse...

        18. Article 15

          1. Apportionment between salvors

            1. 1.The apportionment of a reward under article 13 between salvors...

            2. 2.The apportionment between the owner, master and other persons in...

        19. Article 16

          1. Salvage of persons

            1. 1.No remuneration is due from persons whose lives are saved,...

            2. 2.A salvor of human life, who has taken part in...

        20. Article 17

          1. Services rendered under existing contracts

        21. Article 18

          1. The effect of salvor’s misconduct

        22. Article 19

          1. Prohibition of salvage operations

        23. Chapter IV — Claims and Actions

        24. Article 20

          1. Maritime lien

            1. 1.Nothing in this Convention shall affect the salvor’s maritime lien...

            2. 2.The salvor may not enforce his maritime lien when satisfactory...

        25. Article 21

          1. Duty to provide security

            1. 1.Upon the request of the salvor a person liable for...

            2. 2.Without prejudice to paragraph 1, the owner of the salved...

            3. 3.The salved vessel and other property shall not, without the...

        26. Article 22

          1. Interim payment

            1. 1.The tribunal having jurisdiction over the claim of the salvor...

            2. 2.In the event of an interim payment under this article...

        27. Article 23

          1. Limitation of actions

            1. 1.Any action relating to payment under this Convention shall be...

            2. 2.The person against whom a claim is made may at...

            3. 3.An action for indemnity by a person liable may be...

        28. Article 24

          1. Interest

        29. Article 25

          1. State-owned cargoes

        30. Article 26

          1. Humanitarian cargoes

        31. Article 27

          1. Publication of arbitral awards

      2. Part II Provisions having effect in connection with Convention

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Part of this Schedule “the Convention” means the...

        2. Claims excluded from Convention

          1. 2.(1) The provisions of the Convention do not apply—

        3. Assistance to persons in danger at sea

          1. 3.(1) The master of a vessel who fails to comply...

        4. The reward and special compensation: the common understanding

          1. 4.In fixing a reward under article 13 and assessing special...

        5. Recourse for life salvage payment

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) services are rendered wholly...

        6. Meaning of “judicial proceedings”

          1. 6.References in the Convention to judicial proceedings are references to...

        7. Meaning of “State Party”

          1. 7.(1) An Order in Council made for the purposes of...

    13. Schedule 11A

      Funding of maritime services

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “general light dues” and “general lighthouse authority”...

      2. Charges in respect of maritime matters

        1. 2.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may make provision imposing charges...

      3. Charges relating to expenses payable out of General Lighthouse Fund

        1. 3.(1) If— (a) any Community obligation, or

      4. Ships in respect of which charges may be imposed

        1. 4.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may not require a charge...

      5. Persons by whom charges to be paid

        1. 5.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may not require a charge...

      6. Amount of charges

        1. 6.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may impose a charge—

      7. Powers to require information

        1. 7.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may include provision requiring any...

      8. Disclosure of information

        1. 8.(1) No obligation as to secrecy or other restriction on...

      9. Collection and recovery, etc.

        1. 9.(1) Regulations under this Schedule may make provision—

        2. 10.Regulations under this Schedule may make provision for appeals against...

      10. Distress

        1. 11.Regulations under this Schedule may make provision in respect of...

      11. Further powers in relation to General Lighthouse Fund etc

        1. 12.If regulations under this Schedule make any provision by virtue...

        2. 13.If regulations under this Schedule make any provision by virtue...

      12. Supplementary

        1. 14.Regulations under this Schedule may include such transitional, incidental or...

        2. 15.Any sums received in consequence of regulations under this Schedule...

        3. 16.(1) Regulations under this Schedule shall be made by the...

    14. SCHEDULE 12

      Repeals

    15. SCHEDULE 13

      Consequential Amendments

      1. General Pier and Harbour Act 1861 Amendment Act 1862 (c. 19)

        1. 1.In section 21 of the General Pier and Harbour Act...

      2. Sea Fisheries Act 1868 (c. 45)

        1. 2.For section 26 of the Sea Fisheries Act 1868 substitute—...

      3. Lloyd’s Act 1871 (c. xxi)

        1. 3.In section 41 of the Lloyd’s Act 1871, for “Merchant...

      4. Slave Trade Act 1873 (c. 88)

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. Explosives Act 1875 (c. 17)

        1. 5.In the Explosives Act 1875— (a) in section 58(b), for...

      6. Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

        1. 6.In section 8(2) of the Explosive Substances Act 1883, for...

      7. Submarine Telegraph Act 1885 (c. 49)

        1. 7.In the Submarine Telegraph Act 1885— (a) in section 5(1),...

      8. Foreign Jurisdiction Act 1890 (c. 37)

        1. 8.In Schedule 1 to the Foreign Jurisdiction Act 1890, at...

      9. Fisheries Act 1891 (c. 37)

        1. 9.In section 2(1) of the Fisheries Act 1891, for “in...

      10. Commissioners for Oaths Act 1891 (c. 50)

        1. 10.In section 1 of the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1891,...

      11. Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1895 (c.21)

        1. 11.In the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1895—

      12. Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912 (c. 10)

        1. 12.In section 3 of the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act...

      13. Trustee Act 1925 (c. 19)

        1. 13.In section 51(6) of the Trustee Act 1925, for “Acts...

      14. Whaling Industry (Regulations) Act 1934 (c. 49)

        1. 14.In section 17(1) of the Whaling Industry (Regulations) Act 1934,...

      15. Public Health Act 1936 (c. 49)

        1. 15.In section 343(1) of the Public Health Act 1936, in...

      16. Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Act 1937 (c. 40)

        1. 16.In section 14 of the Public Health (Drainage of Trade...

      17. Superannuation (Various Services) Act 1938 (c. 13)

        1. 17.In Part I of the Schedule to the Superannuation (Various...

      18. Compensation (Defence) Act 1939 (c. 75)

        1. 18.In section 17(1) of the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939, in...

      19. Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939 (c. 83)

        1. 19.In the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine)...

      20. Public Health (Scotland) Act 1945 (c.15)

        1. 20.In section 1(8) of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1945,...

      21. Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (c. 44)

        1. 21.In section 38(2) of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947—

      22. British Nationality Act 1948 (c. 56)

        1. 22.In section 3(1) of the British Nationality Act 1948, for...

      23. Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1948 (c. 23 (N.I.))

        1. 23.In section 4(2) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

      24. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c. 54)

        1. 24.In section 19(7) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949, for...

      25. Coast Protection Act 1949 (c. 74)

        1. 25.In section 49(1) of the Coast Protection Act 1949, in...

      26. Registered Designs Act 1949 (c. 88)

        1. 26.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      27. Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951 (c.66)

        1. 27.In section 29(4) of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland)...

      28. Post Office Act 1953 (c. 36)

        1. 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      29. Administration of Justice Act 1956 (c. 46)

        1. 29.(1) The Administration of the Justice Act 1956 shall be...

      30. Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958 (c. 23 (N.I.))

        1. 30.In section 51(7) of the Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958,...

      31. Factories Act 1961 (c. 34)

        1. 31.In section 176(1) of the Factories Act 1961, for the...

      32. Pipe-Lines Act 1962 (c. 58)

        1. 32.In section 39(4) of the Pipe-Lines Act 1962, for “section...

      33. Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40)

        1. 33.In section 57(1) of the Harbours Act 1964—

      34. Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 19 (N.I.))

        1. 34.In section 6(1)(c) of the Contracts of Employment and Redundancy...

      35. Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 20 (N.I.))

        1. 35.In section 176(1) of the Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965,...

      36. Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 17 (N.I.))

        1. 36.In the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966—

      37. Finance Act 1966 (c. 18)

        1. 37.In section 2(5)(a) of the Finance Act 1966, for “Merchant...

      38. Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967 (c. 84)

        1. 38.In the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967—

      39. Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (c. 36 (N.I.))

        1. 39.In section 32 of the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland)...

      40. Consular Relations Act 1968 (c. 18)

        1. 40.In the Consular Relations Act 1968— (a) in section 13(3),...

      41. Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41)

        1. 41.In section 13(6)(a) of the Countryside Act 1968, for “Merchant...

      42. Hovercraft Act 1968 (c. 59)

        1. 42.In section 1(1)(i) of the Hovercraft Act 1968—

      43. Sea Fisheries Act 1968 (c. 77)

        1. 43.In the Sea Fisheries Act 1968— (a) in section 8(6)—...

      44. Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 1 (N.I.))

        1. 44.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Harbours Act...

      45. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 (c. 19)

        1. 45.(1) The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 shall...

      46. Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

        1. 46.In section 24(3) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971,...

      47. Industry Act 1972 (c. 63)

        1. 47.In section 12(2)(a) of the Industry Act 1972, for “1...

      48. Education (Work Experience) Act 1973 (c. 23)

        1. 48.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      49. Fishery Limits Act 1976 (c. 86)

        1. 49.In section 8 of the Fishery Limits Act 1976—

      50. Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industry Act 1977 (c. 3)

        1. 50.In paragraph 5(1)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Aircraft and...

      51. Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (S.I. 1977/2157 (NI 28))

        1. 51.In the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977—

      52. Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

        1. 52.In section 46 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978,...

      53. Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)

        1. 53.(1) The Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 shall be...

      54. Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 (c. 5)

        1. 54.In section 19(1)(a) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979,...

      55. Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

        1. 55.After section 3 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 insert...

      56. Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44)

        1. 56.In section 123(2)(b) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, for...

      57. Private Streets (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/1086 (NI 12))

        1. 57.In Article 2(2) of the Private Streets (Northern Ireland) Order...

      58. Animal Health Act 1981 (c. 22)

        1. 58.In the Animal Health Act 1981— (a) in section 49(4),...

      59. Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

        1. 59.(1) The Supreme Court Act 1981 shall be amended as...

      60. Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/226 (NI 6))

        1. 60.In the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland ) Order 1981—

      61. Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/158 (NI 14))

        1. 61.In Article 29(6) of the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order...

      62. Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1115 (NI 22))

        1. 62.In Article 48(3) of the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland)...

      63. Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (NI 26))

        1. 63.After Article 17 of the Magistrates’ Courts Order 1981 insert...

      64. Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16)

        1. 64.In the Civil Aviation Act 1982— (a) in section 75(6),...

      65. Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982 (c. 23)

        1. 65.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      66. Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

        1. 66.In the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982—

      67. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45)

        1. 67.In section 38(4)(a) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982,...

      68. British Fishing Boats Act 1983 (c. 8)

        1. 68.In section 9 of the British Fishing Boats Act 1983—...

      69. Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (c. 22)

        1. 69.In the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984—

      70. Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 26)

        1. 70.In section 9(1) of the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984—...

      71. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)

        1. 71.In section 133(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,...

      72. County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

        1. 72.(1) The County Courts Act 1984 shall be amended as...

      73. Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 (c. 47)

        1. 73.In section 5(6) of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984,...

      74. Dangerous Vessels Act 1985 (c. 22)

        1. 74.In section 2(b) of the Dangerous Vessels Act 1985, for...

      75. Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (c. 48)

        1. 75.In section 24(1) of the Food and Environment Protection Act...

      76. Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (c. 35)

        1. 76.In section 9 of the Protection of Military Remains Act...

      77. Wages Act 1986 (c. 48)

        1. 77.In section 30(3) of the Wages Act 1986, for “Merchant...

      78. Petroleum Act 1987 (c. 12)

        1. 78.In section 23(8) of the Petroleum Act 1987, for “16(2)...

      79. Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 18)

        1. 79.In section 73(4) of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987—

      80. Pilotage Act 1987 (c. 21)

        1. 80.In the Pilotage Act 1987— (a) in section 22—

      81. Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c. 53)

        1. 81.In Part III of Schedule 7 to the Channel Tunnel...

      82. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (c. 4)

        1. 82.In section 25(1) of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act...

      83. Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

        1. 83.In Schedule 5 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988,...

      84. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

        1. 84.In the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988—

      85. Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

        1. 85.In section 144(2)(c) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, for...

      86. Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/796 (NI 7))

        1. 86.In Article 26(3) of the Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988,...

      87. Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5)

        1. 87.In section 5(7) of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act...

      88. Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31)

        1. 88.(1) The Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 shall be...

      89. Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

        1. 89.In the Water Industry Act 1991— (a) in section 121(6),...

      90. Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)

        1. 90.In section 221(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991—

      91. Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59)

        1. 91.In the Land Drainage Act 1991— (a) in section 12(7),...

      92. Dangerous Vessels (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1219 (NI 10))

        1. 92.In Article 4(b) of the Dangerous Vessels (Northern Ireland) Order...

      93. Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (c. 8)

        1. 93.In the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993—

      94. Clean Air Act 1993 (c. 11)

        1. 94.In the Clean Air Act 1993— (a) in section 46(6),...

      95. Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

        1. 95.In section 33(3)(h), for “Part XI of the Merchant Shipping...

    16. SCHEDULE 14

      Transitory, Saving and Transitional Provisions

      1. Extra-territorial provisions

        1. 1.(1) Without prejudice to section 315(1), the repeals made by...

      2. References to registration in other legislation

        1. 2.Any reference in an enactment in any other Act (not...

      3. Qualifications: certificates of A.B.

        1. 3.(1) A seaman engaged in any United Kingdom ship shall...

      4. Manning: certificates existing in 1979

        1. 4.(1) The power to make regulations under section 47 includes...

      5. Masters and seamen: postponed commencements

        1. 5.(1) No provision to which this paragraph applies shall have...

      6. Masters and seamen and documents: transitory provisions

        1. 6.(1) A provision to which this paragraph applies shall cease...

      7. Safety provisions: saving of instruments, etc

        1. 7.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by the Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.)...

      8. Oil pollution: saving for certain transitional provisions

        1. 8.Notwithstanding the repeal of section 38 of the Merchant Shipping...

      9. Lighthouses: dependencies

        1. 9.(1) Section 193(5) shall cease to have effect on such...

      10. Lighthouses: Scotland

        1. 10.Prior to the commencement of paragraph 7 of Schedule 13...

      11. Wreck and salvage: Cinque ports

        1. 11.Nothing in Part IX shall prejudice or affect any jurisdiction...

      12. Wreck: Liability for damage in case of plundered vessel in Scotland

        1. 12.Prior to the commencement of paragraph 1 of Schedule 13...

      13. Behring Sea Award

        1. 13.Nothing in this Act shall affect the Behring Sea Award...

    17. Table of Derivations

      1. 1.Notes

      2. 2.The following abbreviations are used in the Table:— Acts of...

      3. 3.By the Transfer of Functions (Trade and Industry) Order 1983,...

      4. 4.By Schedule 1, paragraph 1 to the Customs and Excise...

      5. 5.Schedule 4, paragraph 2 of the 1993 Act effected general...

      6. 6.The general conversion of then-existing fines in terms of amounts...

      7. 7.As regards offences, paragraph 74 of Schedule 4 to the...

      8. 8.Section 1(1)(c) of the Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Act...

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