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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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(1)In this Part—

(a)“ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation, and

(b)a reference to the navigation of a vessel includes a reference to the control or direction, or participation in the control or direction, of the course of a vessel.

(2)Section 313 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21) (interpretation) shall apply to the following expressions used in this Part—

(a)fishing vessel,

(b)foreign ship,

(c)harbour authority,

(d)master,

(e)registered,

(f)seaman,

(g)United Kingdom ship, and

(h)United Kingdom waters.

(3)In this Part “pilot” has the meaning given by section 31(1) of the Pilotage Act 1987 (c. 21) (interpretation).

(4)Regulations under section 267(4)(a) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (power to define “accident” for the purposes of provisions about marine accident investigations) shall, so far as is practicable, apply to the word “accident” as used in relation to this Part.

(5)In this Part “drug” includes any intoxicant other than alcohol.

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