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Merchant Shipping Act 1995

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(1)In this Part—

  • “crew agreement” has the meaning given to it by section 25(2);

  • “relief and maintenance” includes the provision of surgical or medical treatment and such dental and optical treatment (including the repair or replacement of any appliance) as cannot be postponed without impairing efficiency; and

  • “ship’s boat” includes a life-raft.

(2)References in this Part to going to sea include references to going to sea from any country outside the United Kingdom.

(3)For the purposes of this Part a seaman is discharged from a ship when his employment in that ship is terminated.

(4)For the purposes of this Part a seaman discharged from a ship in any country and left there shall be deemed to be left behind in that country notwithstanding that the ship also remains there.

(5)Any power conferred by this Part to provide for or grant an exemption includes power to provide for or grant the exemption subject to conditions.

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