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Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Extension of powers to deal with emergencies at sea

    1. 1.Temporary exclusion zones

    2. 2.Powers of intervention where shipping accident threatens pollution

    3. 3.Powers of intervention in cases of pollution by substances other than oil

    4. 4.Powers of fire authorities

  3. Pollution control and marine safety

    1. 5.Waste reception facilities at harbours

    2. 6.Indemnities in connection with counter-pollution measures

    3. 7.Increased penalty for causing pollution, etc

    4. 8.Safety regulations

    5. 9.Inspection and detention of ships

    6. 10.Power to require ships to be moved

    7. 11.Ships receiving trans-shipped fish

    8. 12.Preparation of plans under International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation

  4. Funding of maritime services

    1. 13.Funding of maritime services

  5. Liability and compensation

    1. 14.Carriage of hazardous and noxious substances

    2. 15.Limitation of liability

    3. 16.Compulsory insurance

  6. Miscellaneous amendments of Merchant Shipping Act 1995

    1. 17.Financial assistance for training

    2. 18.Discharge books

    3. 19.Powers of general lighthouse authorities

    4. 20.Disclosure of information to general lighthouse authorities

    5. 21.Certain duties not to apply to RNLI

    6. 22.Disposal of unclaimed wreck

    7. 23.Retention of documents by Registrar General

  7. Protection of wrecks

    1. 24.Implementation of international agreements relating to protection of wrecks

  8. Maritime security, etc.

    1. 25.Amendments of Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990

    2. 26.Piracy

  9. International bodies concerned with maritime matters

    1. 27.Application of s. 1 of International Organisations Act 1968 to International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund

    2. 28.International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

  10. Supplementary

    1. 29.Minor and consequential amendments, etc

    2. 30.Extent and application

    3. 31.Short title, interpretation and commencement

  11. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      Amendments of Merchant Shipping Act 1995 relating to inspection and detention of ships.

    2. Schedule 2

      Funding of maritime services.

    3. Schedule 3

      Provisions to be inserted as Schedule 5A to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

    4. Schedule 4

      Amendments of Part III of Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990.

    5. Schedule 5

      Provisions of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to be treated as part of the law of nations.

    6. Schedule 6

      Minor and consequential amendments.

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals and revocations.

      1. Part I Repeals.

      2. Part II Revocations.

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