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Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act 1942

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10 Short title and interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act, 1942.

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

  • harbour” means any harbour, whether natural or artificial, and any port, dock, haven, estuary, tidal or other river, canal or inland navigation to which sea-going ships have access;

  • salvage” means the preservation or recovery of vessels wrecked, stranded or in distress, or their cargo or apparel, or the recovery of any other property from the water and includes the removal of wrecks, and “salvage operations” and “salvage purposes” shall be construed accordingly;

  • tidal water” means any part of the sea, and any part of a river within the ebb and flow of the tide at ordinary spring tides and not being a harbour.

(3)Expressions used in this Act and in the principal Act as amended by this Act have, save where this Act otherwise expressly provides, the meaning assigned thereto by the principal Act as so amended.

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