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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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49Ships not to proceed to sea without certificate

(1)No British ship registered in the United Kingdom, being an international load fine ship, shall proceed to sea unless there is in force in respect of the ship a Load Line Convention certificate.

(2)No British ship registered in the United Kingdom, being a local load line ship, shall proceed to sea unless there is in force in respect of the ship a United Kingdom load line certificate.

(3)The master of every British load line ship registered in the United Kingdom shall produce to the officer of Customs, from whom a clearance or transire for the ship is demanded, the certificate which is required by the foregoing provisions of this section to be in force when the ship proceeds to sea, and a clearance or transire shall not be granted, and the ship may be detained, until that certificate is so produced.

(4)The master of every ship which proceeds or attempts to proceed to sea in contravention of this section shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

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