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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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

(1)Before an agreement with the crew of any British load line ship registered in the United Kingdom, in respect of which a load line certificate is in force, is signed by any member of the crew, the master of the ship shall insert in the agreement the particulars as to the position of the deck-line and load lines specified in the certificate, and if he fails to do so, he shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

(2)In the case of a British load line ship registered in the United Kingdom, being a foreign-going ship, a superintendent shall not proceed with the engagement of the crew until—

(a)there is produced to him a load line certificate for the time being in force in respect of the ship; and

(b)he is satisfied that the particulars required by this section have been inserted in the agreement with the crew.

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