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Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act 1942

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3 Pilots and apprentice pilots.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The persons to whom section four of the principal Act (which authorises the making of a scheme for awards to or for the benefit of persons to whom that section applies and their dependants in cases where the said persons have sustained war injuries, or been detained, by reason of their service) applies as being pilots and apprentice pilots are any pilot, and any person (whether an apprentice or not) training as a pilot, whose normal occupation as such is carried on in or from the British Islands and is that of acting as pilot or apprentice pilot in ships at sea or ships proceeding to or from sea from or to ports or pilotage districts in the British Islands which are at sea at some time while he is so acting; and in this section the expression “apprentice pilot” includes any person training as a pilot.

(2)For the purposes of the said section four, the cases in which a pilot or apprentice pilot who has sustained an injury, or suffered detention, is to be treated as having sustained the injury, or suffered the detention, by reason of his service are where the injury, or the capture on which his detention was consequent, as the case may be, occurred—

(a)at any time during a period while he was on a seagoing ship, if during some part of that period he was acting or was due to act as pilot or apprentice pilot;

(b)while he was on board a pilot boat;

(c)while he was at any place, except on land in the British Islands, while proceeding to or returning from a seagoing ship in which he was due to act, or had acted, as pilot or apprentice pilot or a pilot boat;

and paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section four of the principal Act is hereby repealed.

(3)The cases in which a scheme made under subsection (1) of section six of the principal Act may provide for compensation to persons to whom the said section four applies as pilots and apprentice pilots for war damage to their effects are where the damage occurred in the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (a), paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of this section, and paragraph (b) of the said subsection (1) shall be construed accordingly.

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