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Merchant Shipping Act 1906

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Safety

    1. 1.Application, of British load-line provisions to foreign ships

    2. 2.Detention of foreign ships when unsafe owing to defective equipment, &c

    3. 3.Loading of grain cargoes on foreign ships

    4. 4.Power to apply rules as to life-saving appliances to foreign ships in certain cases

    5. 5.Appointed Day

    6. 6.Saving for ship coming in under stress of weather, &c

    7. 7.Coasting steamships not to be exempt from load-line provisions

    8. 8.Extension of provisions as to the time of marking load-line

    9. 9.Entry in log-book of boat drill, &c

    10. 10.Loading of timber

    11. 11.Summary prosecution for offences under the loading of grain provisions

    12. 12.Prohibition of engagement of seamen with insufficient knowledge of English

  3. Part II Passenger and Emigrant Ships

    1. 13.Inclusion of foreign steamships as passenger steamers

    2. 14.Definition of steerage passenger

    3. 15.Passengers landed or embarked by means of tenders

    4. 16.Restriction as to the decks on which passengers may be carried

    5. 17.Regulations substituted for Schedules 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of principal Act

    6. 18.Copies of scale of provisions applicable to voyage to be produced to steerage passenger and posted up in ship

    7. 19.Provision as to the time at which a steerage passenger is to be ready to embark

    8. 20.Power to allow continuing master's bond

    9. 21.Penalty on master or owner for non-compliance with provisions as to passenger steamers

    10. 22.Overcrowding of passenger steamers

    11. 23.Sale of steerage passages

    12. 24.Frauds in inducing or attempting to induce persons to engage passages

  4. Part III Seamen's Food

    1. 25.Statutory scale of provisions

    2. 26.Inspection of provisions and water

    3. 27.Certificated cooks for foreign-going ships

  5. Part IV Provisions as to Relief and Repatriation of Distressed Seamen, and Seamen left behind Abroad

    1. 28.Dealing with wages and effects of a seaman who is left behind

    2. 29.Property of seaman dying on a ship the voyage of which does not terminate in the United Kingdom

    3. 30.Sanction required for discharge of seamen out of the United Kingdom

    4. 31.Certificate of discharge abroad

    5. 32.Repatriation of seamen on termination of service at foreign port

    6. 33.Discharge, &c. of seamen on change of ownership of ship at a foreign port

    7. 34.Expenses of medical attendance in case of injury or illness

    8. 35.Recovery of expenses from owner

    9. 36.Certificate of proper authority required where a seaman is left behind abroad

    10. 37.Account of wages in case of seaman left behind on ground of unfitness or inability to proceed to sea

    11. 38.Payment of wages of seaman left behind on ground of unfitness or inability to proceed to sea

    12. 39.Application by British consular officer of payments, on account of wages of seamen left behind

    13. 40.Regulations as to relief and maintenance of distressed seamen

    14. 41.Provisions for relief and maintenance of distressed seamen

    15. 42.Recovery of expenses of relief of distressed seamen

    16. 43.Penalty for forcing seamen on shore

    17. 44.Deduction from wages and payment to superintendents, &c, of fines

    18. 45.Proper return port

    19. 46.Mode of providing for return

    20. 47.Decision of questions as to return by proper authority

    21. 48.Provisions as to taking distressed seamen on ships

    22. 49.Definitions of "proper authority" and "seamen"

  6. Part V Miscellaneous

    1. 50.Ships' names

    2. 51.Power to inquire into the title of a registered ship to be registered

    3. 52.Provisions with respect to mortgages of ships sold to foreigners

    4. 53.Amendment of 57 & 58 Vict. c.60 s.48

    5. 54.Deduction of spaces used for water ballast in ascertaining tonnage

    6. 55.Crew space of foreign ships

    7. 56.Second mate certificates allowed in small foreign-going sailing ships

    8. 57.Powers of court in case of unreasonable delay in paying masters' wages

    9. 58.Title to be rated as A.B

    10. 59.Notice of disrating of seaman

    11. 60.Power to except claims from release on settlement of wages

    12. 61.Obligation to offer allotment notes

    13. 62.Time for payment of allotment note

    14. 63.Master to give facilities to seamen for remitting wages

    15. 64.Increase of crew space

    16. 65.Provisions as to failure to join ship and desertion

    17. 66.Appeal from decision on investigation as to shipping casualties

    18. 67.Power of naval court to send a person sentenced to imprisonment home to undergo sentence

    19. 68.Appeal from naval courts

    20. 69.Calculation of tonnage of steamship for the purpose of limitation of liability

    21. 70.Liability of shipowners as respects ships launched but not registered

    22. 71.Liability of charterer

    23. 72.Delivery of wreck to receiver

    24. 73.Alien pilotage certificates

    25. 74.Provisions as to superintendence, &c

    26. 75.Substitution of ship surveyor for shipwright surveyor

    27. 76.Return to be furnished by masters of ships as to passengers

    28. 77.Return as to cattlemen brought to the United Kingdom

    29. 78.Dispensing powers of the Board of Trade

    30. 79.Power to appoint advisory committees

    31. 80.Power to register Government ships under the Merchant Shipping Acts

    32. 81.Application of certain sections of principal Act to Scotland

    33. 82.Amendment of procedure in Scotland

    34. 83.Amendment of s.744 of 57 & 58 Vict. c.60, as respects Scottish whalers

  7. Part VI Supplemental

    1. 84.Construction of references to Merchant Shipping Acts

    2. 85.Repeal

    3. 86.Short title and commencement

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