Section 285: Service of notices, etc
714.This section specifies the means by which notices required to be served under this Chapter must be served. Such notices are to be delivered in person, left at an appropriate address or sent by post. In relation to the owner of a vessel the appropriate address is further defined by reference to the address given in the appropriate register. The section stipulates the appropriate address for other persons, including firms and companies and unincorporated associations registered or doing business outside the UK.
Section 286: Conclusion of proceedings
715.This section establishes a means of determining when proceedings have been concluded. Where proceedings are terminated by an appealable decision, they are not to be considered as concluded until the time for making an appeal has passed, or, if an appeal is brought, until the conclusion of the appeal. This is significant for various purposes in this Chapter, for example in triggering the release of a vessel that has been detained.
Section 287: Interpretation of this Chapter
716.This section provides definitions for words or terms used in this Chapter.