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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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73Interpretation and construction

(1)In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

  • " Contravention " includes, in relation to any provision, failure to comply with that provision, and the expression " contravenes" shall be construed accordingly;

  • " The Merchant Shipping Acts " means the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1928, and this Act;

  • " Passenger " has the same meaning as it has for the purpose of Part III of the principal Act ;

  • " Passenger steamer" means a steamer carrying more than twelve passengers;

  • " The principal Act " means the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

(2)In this Act references to a ship constructed before or after any date shall be construed as references to a ship the keel of which has been laid before or after that date, as the case may be.

(3)For the purpose of any provision of this Act relating to Safety Convention ships, Safety Convention passenger steamers or Load Line Convention ships not registered in the United Kingdom, a passenger steamer or other ship registered in any of the Channel Islands or in the Isle of Man shall be deemed to be registered in the United Kingdom.

(4)Any references in this Act to any provision of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1928, which has been amended by any subsequent Act, including this Act, shall be construed as a reference to that provision as so amended.

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