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Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1949

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Construction and Equipment

    1. 1. Construction rules.

    2. 2. Rules for life-saving appliances.

    3. 3. Radio rules.

    4. 4. Radio surveyors.

    5. 5. Rules for direction-finders.

    6. 6. Further provisions as to radio navigational aids.

  3. Certificates

    1. 7. Issue for passenger steamers of safety certificates and exemption certificates.

    2. 8. Issue for cargo ships of safety-equipment certificates and exemption certificates.

    3. 9. Issue for cargo ships of radio certificates and exemption certificates.

    4. 10. Issue of general safety certificates, etc. on partial compliance with rules.

    5. 11. Notice of alterations and additional surveys.

    6. 12. Prohibition on proceeding to sea without appropriate certificates.

    7. 13. Miscellaneous provisions as to surveys and certificates.

  4. Safety Convention Ships not registered in the United Kingdom

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

    2. 15. Modified survey or passenger steamers holding Convention certificates.

    3. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 17. Further provisions as to the production of Convention certificates.

  5. Miscellaneous Provisions for furthering Safety of Life at Sea

    1. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 19. Openings in passenger steamers’ hulls and watertight bulkheads.

    3. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 21. Signals of distress.

    5. 22. Obligation to assist vessels, etc., in distress.

    6. 23. Carriage of dangerous goods.

    7. 24. Carriage of grain.

    8. 25. Contribution towards a North Atlantic ice service.

  6. Supplemental

    1. 26. Definition of “passenger” and “passenger steamer”.

    2. 27. Removing persons in case of danger.

    3. 28. Power of Minister to exempt from safety requirements.

    4. 29. Exemption of certain ships from certain provisions of this Act.

    5. 30. Application to colonies etc.

    6. 31. Countries to which Safety Convention applies.

    7. 32. Transitional provisions.

    8. 33. Provision as to certain fees and fines under the Merchant Shipping Acts.

    9. 34. Rules and regulations.

    10. 35. Consequential amendments of Merchant Shipping Acts.

    11. 36. Interpretation.

    12. 37. Commencement, construction, citation and repeal.

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Transitional Provisions

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    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

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