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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Safety of Life at Sea

    1. Construction and Surveys

      1. 1.Construction and survey regulations to implement Chapter II of Safety Convention

      2. 2.Amendments as to declarations of survey

      3. 3.Alteration of ships and additional surveys

    2. Life-Saving Appliances

      1. 4.Rules for life-saving appliances to implement Chapter III of Safety Convention

      2. 5.Amendments of Merchant Shipping Acts as to lifesaving appliances

    3. Wireless Telegraphy

      1. 6.Wireless telegraphy rules to implement Chapter IV of Safety Convention

      2. 7.Amendments of 9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 38

      3. 8.Appointment of wireless telegraphy surveyors

      4. 9.Survey of passenger steamers by wireless telegraphy surveyors

      5. 10.Survey of ships other than passenger steamers by wireless telegraphy surveyors

    4. Certificates

      1. 11.Issue of safety certificates and passenger steamers' exemption certificates

      2. 12.Modification of safety certificates as respects life saving appliances

      3. 13.Issue of wireless telegraphy certificates and wireless telegraphy exemption certificates

      4. 14.Prohibition on proceeding to sea without certificate

      5. 15.Miscellaneous provisions as to certificates

    5. Provisions as to Safety Convention Ships not registered in the United Kingdom

      1. 16.Certificates of Convention ships not registered in United Kingdom

      2. 17.Modifications as to survey of passenger steamers holding Convention certificate

      3. 18.Miscellaneous privileges of passenger steamers holding Convention certificate

      4. 19.Wireless telegraphy provisions applicable to ships holding Convention certificate

      5. 20.Duty to produce Convention certificate

      6. 21.Modification of existing provisions for exemption of ships not registered in United Kingdom

    6. Miscellaneous Provisions for furthering Safety of Life at Sea

      1. 22.Duties as to watertight doors and other contrivances

      2. 23.Submersion of subdivision load lines

      3. 24.Report of dangers to navigation

      4. 25.Provisions as to signals

      5. 26.Obligation to render assistance on receiving wireless distress call

      6. 27.Signalling lamps

      7. 28.Carriage of dangerous goods

      8. 29.Method of giving helm orders

      9. 30.Careful navigation near ice

      10. 31.Notice of Atlantic routes

      11. 32.Contribution towards a service for watching ice and derelicts in the North Atlantic

    7. Supplemental

      1. 33.Amendment of s. 267 of principal Act

      2. 34.Power to amend rules and regulations to correspond with amendments of Safety Convention

      3. 35.Certain rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament

      4. 36.Application of Part I to British possessions, protectorates and mandated territories

      5. 37.Countries to which Safety Convention applies

      6. 38.Interpretation of Part I

      7. 39.Commencement of Part I and repeal

  3. Part II Load Line and Loading

    1. Preliminary

      1. 40.Ships exempt from Part II

      2. 41.Classification of ships for purpose of Part II

    2. Marking and Submersion of Load Lines

      1. 42.Load line rules

      2. 43.Marking of deck-line and load lines

      3. 44.Submersion of load line

      4. 45.Miscellaneous offences in relation to marks

      5. 46.Inspection of ships with respect to load line

    3. Certificates

      1. 47.Issue of load line certificates and effect thereof

      2. 48.Duration, renewal and cancellation of certificates

      3. 49.Ships not to proceed to sea without certificate

      4. 50.Publication of load line certificate and particulars relating to depth of loading

      5. 51.Insertion of particulars as to load line in agreements with crew

    4. Special Provisions as to Load Line Convention Ships not registered in the United Kingdom

      1. 52.Load line certificates of Convention ships not registered in United Kingdom

      2. 53.Inspection and control of Convention ships not registered in United Kingdom

      3. 54.Certificates of Convention ships to be produced to Customs

      4. 55.Modification of existing provisions for exemption of ships not registered in United Kingdom

    5. General Provisions as to Ships not registered in the United Kingdom

      1. 56.Survey, marking and conditions of assignment in case of ships not registered in United Kingdom

      2. 57.Submersion of load line on ships not registered in United Kingdom

      3. 58.Inspection of ships not registered in United Kingdom

      4. 59.Load line certificates of ships not registered in United Kingdom

      5. 60.Certificates to be produced to Customs by ships not registered in United Kingdom

    6. Loading of Timber

      1. 61.Carriage of timber deck cargo

    7. Supplemental

      1. 62.Amendment of ss. 436 and 454 of the principal Act

      2. 63.Power to amend rules to correspond with amendments of Load Line Convention

      3. 64.Application of Part II to British possessions, protectorates and mandatory territories

      4. 65.Countries to which the Load Line Convention applies

      5. 66.Interpretation of Part II

      6. 67.Commencement of Part II and repeal

  4. Part III General

    1. 68.Provisions as to rules and regulations

    2. 69.Notice to be given to Consular officer where proceedings taken in respect of foreign ships

    3. 70.Cost of detaining ships

    4. 71.Forgery of certificates

    5. 72.Summary prosecution of offences

    6. 73.Interpretation and construction

    7. 74.Short title, citation and repeal

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1929

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      International Convention respecting Load Lines, 1930

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Rules with respect to watertight doors and other contrivances

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments repealed

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