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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Registry

    1. 1–3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Procedure for Registration

      1. 4. Registrars of British ships.

      2. 5. Register book.

      3. 6. Survey and measurement of ship.

      4. 7. Marking of ship.

      5. 8. Application for registry.

      6. 9. Declaration of ownership on registry.

      7. 10. Evidence on first registry.

      8. 11. Entry of particulars in register.

      9. 12. Documents to be retained by registrar.

      10. 13. Port of registry.

    3. Certificate of Registry

      1. 14. Certificate of registry.

      2. 15. Custody of certificate.

      3. 16. Penalty for use of improper certificate.

      4. 17. Power to grant new certificate.

      5. 18. Provision for loss of certificate.

      6. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 20. Endorsement of change of ownership on certificate.

      8. 21. Delivery up of certificate of ship lost or ceasing to be British owned.

      9. 22. Provisional certificate for ship becoming entitled to be registered while abroad.

      10. 23. Temporary passes in lieu of certificates of registry.

    4. Transfers and Transmissions

      1. 24. Transfer of ships or shares.

      2. 25. Declaration of transfer.

      3. 26. Registry of transfer.

      4. 27. Transmission of property in ship on death, bankruptcy, marriage, &c.

      5. 28. Order for sale on transmission to unqualified person.

      6. 29. Transfer of ship or sale by order of court.

      7. 30. Power of court to prohibit transfer.

    5. Mortgages

      1. 31. Mortgage of ship or share.

      2. 32. Entry of discharge of mortgage.

      3. 33. Priority of mortgages.

      4. 34. Mortgagee not treated as owner.

      5. 35. Mortgagee to have power of sale.

      6. 36. Mortgage not affected by bankruptcy.

      7. 37. Transfer of mortgages.

      8. 38. Transmission of interest in mortgage by death, bankruptcy, . . . &c.

    6. 39–46.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. Name of Ship

      1. 47. Rules as to name of ship.

    8. Registry of Alterations, Registry anew, and Transfer of Registry

      1. 48. Registry of alterations.

      2. 49. Regulations for registry of alteration.

      3. 50. Provisional certificate and endorsement where ship is to be registered anew.

      4. 51. Registry anew on change of ownership.

      5. 52. Procedure for registry anew.

      6. 53. Transfer of registry.

      7. 53A. Transfer of registry to overseas territory.

      8. 53B. Transfer of registry from overseas territory.

      9. 54.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. Incapacitated Persons

      1. 55.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. Trusts and Equitable Rights

      1. 56. Notices of trusts not received.

      2. 57. Equities not excluded by Act.

    11. Liability of Beneficial Owner

      1. 58. Liability of owners.

    12. Managing Owner

      1. 59. Ship’s managing owner or manager to be registered.

    13. Declarations, Inspection of Register, and Fees.

      1. 60. Power of registrar to dispense with declarations and other evidence.

      2. 61. Mode of making declarations.

      3. 62. Application of fees.

    14. Returns, Evidence, and Forms

      1. 63. Returns to be made by registrars.

      2. 64. Evidence of register book, certificate of registry, and other documents.

      3. 65. Forms of documents, and instructions as to registry.

    15. Forgery and false Declarations

      1. 66. Forgery of documents.

      2. 67. False declarations.

    16. National Character and Flag

      1. 68. National character of ship to be declared before clearance.

      2. 69. Penalty for unduly assuming British character.

      3. 70. Penalty for concealing British character of a ship.

      4. 71.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 72. Liabilities of unregistered ships.

      6. 73. National colours for ships, and penalty on carrying improper colours.

      7. 74. Penalty on ship not showing colours.

      8. 75. Saving for Admiralty.

    17. Forfeiture of Ship

      1. 76. Proceedings on forfeiture of ship.

    18. Measurement of Ship and Tonnage

      1. 77–81.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 82. Tonnage once ascertained to be the tonnage of ship.

      3. 83. Fees for measurement.

      4. 84. Tonnage of ships of foreign countries adopting tonnage regulations.

      5. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 86. Surveyors and regulations for measurement of ships.

      7. 87. Levy of tonnage rates under local Acts on the registered tonnage.

      8. 88–90.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. 91.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Part II Masters and Seamen

    1. Certificates of Competency

      1. 92. Certificates of competency to be held by officers of ships.

      2. 93. Grades of certificates of competency.

      3. 94, 95.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 96. Engineers certificates of competency.

      5. 97. Fees on examination.

      6. 98. Grant of certificates on passing examination.

      7. 99. Certificates of service for naval officers.

      8. 100. Form and record of certificate.

      9. 101. Loss of certificate.

      10. 102. Colonial certificates of competency.

      11. 103. Production of certificates of competency to superintendent.

      12. 104. Forgery, &c. of certificate of competency.

      13. 105–109.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Licences to supply Seamen

      1. 110. Licence for supply of seamen.

      2. 111. Penalty for engaging seamen without licence.

      3. 112. Penalty for receiving remuneration from seamen for engagement.

      4. 113–125.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. Rating of Seamen

      1. 126. Rating of seamen.

      2. 127–144.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 145, 146.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 147.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 148–153.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 154–197.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Provisions, Health, and Accommodation

      1. 198–208.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 209. Certain ships to carry medical practitioners.

      3. 210. Accommodation for seamen.

      4. 211–250.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Registration of and Returns respecting Seamen

      1. 251–253.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 254.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 255.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 256. Transmission of documents to registrar by superintendents and other officers.

      5. 257–266.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Part III PASSENGER AND EMIGRANT SHIPS

    1. 1. Definitions

      1. †Definition of Passenger Steamer and Passenger

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

        2. 268–270.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 2. Passenger Steamers

      1. Survey of Passenger Steamers

        1. 271. Annual survey of passenger steamers.

        2. 272. Mode of survey and declaration of survey.

        3. 273. Transmission of declaration.

        4. 274. Issue of passenger steamer’s certificate.

        5. 275. Appeal to court of survey.

        6. 276. Transmission of certificate.

        7. 277. Fees for certificate.

        8. 278. Duration of certificates.

        9. 279. Cancellation of certificate.

        10. 280. Delivery up of certificate.

        11. 281. Posting up of certificate.

        12. 282. Penalty for forgery of certificate or declaration.

        13. 283. Penalty for carrying passengers in excess.

        14. 284. Colonial certificates for passenger steamers.

      2. General Equipment of Passenger Steamers

        1. 285. Equipment of passenger steamers with compasses, hose, deck shelters, and safety appliances.

        2. 286. Prohibition of increasing weight on safety valve.

      3. Keeping Order in Passenger Steamers

        1. 287. Offences in connexion with passenger steamers.

        2. 288. Power to exclude drunken passengers on home trade passenger steamers.

    3. 3. Emigrant Ships

      1. 289–355.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Legal Proceedings

      1. 356. Recovery of fines.

      2. 357, 358.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Supplemental

      1. 359. Owner responsible for default in absence of agreement.

      2. 360.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 361, 362.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 363. Exemption from survey of foreign passenger steamer or emigrant ship in certain cases.

    6. Application of Part III as regards Emigrant Ships

      1. 364, 365.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 366. Modification of provisions of Part III in their application to British possessions.

      3. 367. Powers of governors of colonies as to numbers of steerage passengers.

      4. 368.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 368A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Part IV

    1. 369.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 370.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 371.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 372–374.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 375.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 376–384.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 385–386.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. 387–389.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. 390.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. 391–412.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    11. 413–417.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. Part V Safety

    1. Prevention of Collisions

      1. 418.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 419.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 420.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 421. Saving for local rules of navigation in harbours, &c.

      5. 422. Duty of vessel to assist the other in case of collision.

      6. 423.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 424.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. 425, 426.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Life-saving Appliances

      1. 427. Rules as to life-saving appliances.

      2. 428. Duties of owners and masters as to carrying life-saving appliances.

      3. 429. Appointment of consultative commitee for framing rules.

      4. 430. Penalty for breach of rules.

      5. 431. Survey of ship with respect to life-saving appliances.

    3. General Equipment

      1. 432. Adjustment of compasses and provision of hose.

      2. 433. Placing undue weight on safety valve.

      3. 434.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 435.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Draught of Water and Load-Line

      1. 436. Ship’s draught of water to be recorded.

      2. 437–445.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Dangerous Goods

      1. 446. Restrictions on carriage of dangerous goods.

      2. 447. Penalty for misdescription of dangerous goods.

      3. 448. Power to deal with goods suspected of being dangerous.

      4. 449. Forfeiture of dangerous goods improperly sent or carried.

      5. 450. Saving for other enactments relating to dangerous goods.

      6. 451.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 452–456.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. Unseaworthy Ships

      1. 457.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 458. Obligation of shipowner to crew with respect to use of reasonable efforts to secure seaworthiness.

      3. 459. Power to detain unsafe ships, and procedure for detention.

      4. 460. Liability for costs and damages.

      5. 461. Power to require from complainant security for costs .

      6. 462. Application to foreign ships of provisions as to detention.

      7. 463.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7. Part VI Special Shipping Inquiries and Courts

    1. 464–476.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 477.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 478. Authority for colonial court to make inquiries into shipping casualties and conduct of officers.

    4. 479.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Naval Courts on the High Seas and Abroad

      1. 480. Cases in which naval courts may be summoned.

      2. 481. Constitution of naval courts.

      3. 482. Functions of naval courts.

      4. 483. Powers of naval courts.

      5. 484. Report of proceedings of naval courts.

      6. 485. Penalty for preventing complaint or obstructing investigation.

      7. 486. Application of provisions as to naval courts.

    6. Courts of Survey

      1. 487. Constitution of court of survey.

      2. 488. Power and procedure of court of survey.

      3. 489. Rules for procedure of court of survey, &c.

    7. Scientific Referees

      1. 490. Reference in difficult cases to scientific persons.

      2. 491.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8. Part VII Delivery of Goods

    1. Delivery of Goods and Lien for Freight

      1. 492. Definitions under Part VII.

      2. 493. Power of shipowner to enter and land goods on default by owner of goods.

      3. 494. Lien for freight on landing goods.

      4. 495. Discharge of lien.

      5. 496. Provisions as to deposits by owners of goods.

      6. 497. Sale of goods by warehousemen.

      7. 498. Application of proceeds of sale.

      8. 499. Warehouseman’s rent and expenses.

      9. 500. Warehousemen’s protection.

      10. 501. Saving for powers under local Acts.

  9. Part VIII

    1. 502–509.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  10. Part IX Wreck and Salvage

    1. Vessels in Distress

      1. 510. Definition of “wreck” and “salvage.”

      2. 511. Duty of receiver where vessel in distress.

      3. 512. Powers of the receiver in case of vessels in distress.

      4. 513. Power to pass over adjoining lands.

      5. 514. Power of receiver to suppress plunder and disorder by force.

      6. 515. Liability for damage in case of a vessel plundered.

      7. 516. Exercise of powers of receiver in his absence.

      8. 517. Examination in respect of ships in distress.

    2. Dealing with Wreck

      1. 518. Provision as to wreck found in the United Kingdom.

      2. 519. Penalty for taking wreck at time of casualty.

      3. 520. Notice of wreck to be given by receiver.

      4. 521. Claims of owners to wreck.

      5. 522. Immediate sale of wreck by receiver in certain cases.

    3. Unclaimed Wreck

      1. 523. Right of Crown to unclaimed wreck.

      2. 524. Notice of unclaimed wreck to be given to persons entitled.

      3. 525. Disposal of unclaimed wreck.

      4. 526. Disputed title to unclaimed wreck.

      5. 527. Delivery of unclaimed wreck by receivers not to prejudice title.

      6. 528. Power to Board of Trade to purchase rights to wreck.

      7. 529. Admiral not to interfere with wreck.

    4. Removal of Wrecks

      1. 530. Removal of wreck by harbour or conservancy authority.

      2. 531. Power of lighthouse authority to remove wreck.

      3. 532. Power of removal to extend to tackle, cargo, &c.

      4. 533. Power for Board of Trade to determine certain questions between authorities.

      5. 534. Powers to be cumulative.

    5. Offences in respect of Wreck

      1. 535. Taking wreck to foreign port.

      2. 536. Interfering with wrecked vessel or wreck.

      3. 537. Summary procedure for concealment of wreck.

    6. Marine Store Dealers

      1. 538. Marine store dealer to have his name and trade painted on his shop.

      2. 539. Marine store dealer to keep proper books.

      3. 540. Marine store dealer not to purchase from person under sixteen.

      4. 541. Marine store dealer not to cut up cable, &c.

      5. 542. Permit to be advertised before dealer proceeds to act thereon.

    7. Marking of Anchors

      1. 543. Marking of anchors.

    8. Salvage

      1. 544. Salvage payable for saving life.

      2. 545. Salvage of life from foreign vessels.

      3. 546. Salvage of cargo or wreck.

    9. Procedure in Salvage

      1. 547. Determination of salvage disputes.

      2. 548. Determination of disputes as to salvage summarily.

      3. 549. Appeal in case of salvage disputes.

      4. 550. As to arbitrators in Ireland.

      5. 551. Valuation of property by receiver.

      6. 552. Detention of property liable for salvage by a receiver.

      7. 553. Sale of detained property by receiver.

      8. 554. Agreement as to salvage.

      9. 555. Apportionment of salvage under 200l. by receiver.

      10. 556. Apportionment of salvage by Admiralty Courts.

    10. Salvage by Her Majesty’s Ships

      1. 557. Salvage by Her Majesty’s ships.

      2. 558. Salvage by Her Majesty’s ships abroad.

      3. 559. Provisions as to bond to be executed.

      4. 560. Execution of bond.

      5. 561. Enforcement of bond.

      6. 562. Saving for other salvage rights.

      7. 563. Exemption from stamp duty.

      8. 564. Punishment for forgery and false representations.

    11. Jurisdiction of High Court in Salvage

      1. 565. Jurisdiction of High Court in salvage.

    12. Appointment of Receivers of Wreck

      1. 566. Appointment of receivers of wreck.

    13. Fees of Receivers of Wreck

      1. 567. Receivers fees .

      2. 568. Remuneration for services by coastguard .

    14. 569. Duties on Wreck

    15. Supplemental

      1. 570. Powers of sheriff in Scotland.

      2. 571. Saving for Cinque ports.

  11. Part X

    1. 572–633.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  12. PART XI Lighthouses

    1. General Management

      1. 634. Management of lighthouses, buoys, and beacons.

      2. 634A. Joint discharge of functions by general lighthouse authorities.

      3. 635. Returns and information to Board of Trade.

      4. 636. Power of Board of Trade to inspect on complaint made.

      5. 637.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Construction of Lighthouses, &c.

      1. 638. General powers of lighthouse authorities.

      2. 639. Powers as to land.

      3. 640, 641.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 642. Additions to lighthouses.

    3. Light Dues

      1. 643. Continuance of light dues.

      2. 643A.Information to determine light dues.

      3. 644–646.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 647. Publication of light dues and regulations.

      5. 648. Application and collection of light dues.

      6. 649. Recovery of light dues.

      7. 650. Distress on ship for light dues.

      8. 651. Receipt for light dues.

    4. Local Lighthouses

      1. 652. Inspection of local lighthouses.

      2. 653. Control of local lighthouse authorities by general lighthouse authorities.

      3. 654. Surrender of local lighthouses.

      4. 655. Light dues for local light.

      5. 656. Application of local light dues.

      6. 657. Reduction of local light dues.

    5. Expenses of General Lighthouse Authorities

      1. 658. Expenses of general lighthouse authorities to be paid out of General Lighthouse Fund.

      2. 659. Establishments of general lighthouse authorities.

      3. 660. Estimates or accounts of expenses sent to Board of Trade.

      4. 661.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 662. Borrowing powers of general lighthouse authorities.

      6. 662A. Limit on borrowing under s. 662.

      7. 662B. Guarantees by Secretary of State.

      8. 663.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. 664. Accounts of general lighthouse authorities.

      10. 665.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. Offences in connexion with Lighthouses, &c.

      1. 666. Injury to lighthouses, &c.

      2. 667. Prevention of false lights.

    7. Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses

      1. 668. Incorporation of Commissioners of Northern Lights.

    8. Provision as to Channel Islands

      1. 669. Restriction on exercise of powers in Channel Islands.

      2. 670–672.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 673.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 674.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 675.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  13. Part XII Mercantile Marine Fund

    1. 676. Sums payable to the Mercantile Marine Fund.

    2. 677. Application of Mercantile Marine Fund.

    3. 678.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 679. Accounts and audit.

  14. Part XIII Legal Proceedings

    1. Prosecution of Offences

      1. 680. Prosecution of offences.

      2. 681. Application of Summary Jurisdiction Acts in certain cases.

      3. 682.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 683. Limitation of time for summary proceedings.

    2. Jurisdiction

      1. 684. Provision as to jurisdiction in case of offences.

      2. 685. Jurisdiction over ships lying off the coasts.

      3. 686. Jurisdiction in case of offences on board ship.

      4. 687. Offences committed by British seamen at foreign ports to be within Admiralty Jurisdiction.

      5. 687A.Offences by officers of bodies corporate.

      6. 687B. Offences by partners, etc in Scotland

    3. Damage occasioned by Foreign Ship

      1. 688. Power to arrest foreign ship that has occasioned damage.

    4. Provisions in case of Offences Abroad

      1. 689. Conveyance of offenders and witnesses to United Kingdom or British possession.

      2. 690.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 691. Depositions to be received in evidence when witness cannot be produced.

    5. Detention of Ship and Distress on Ship

      1. 692. Enforcing detention of ship.

      2. 693. Sums ordered to be paid leviable by distress on ship.

    6. Evidence, Service of Documents, and Declarations

      1. 694. Proof of attestation not required.

      2. 695. Admissibility of documents in evidence.

      3. 696. Service of documents.

      4. 697. Proof, &c. of exemption.

      5. 698. Declarations.

    7. Application of Penalties and Costs of Prosecutions

      1. 699. Application of penalties.

      2. 700. Expenses of prosecution of misdemeanor.

      3. 701.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. Procedure in Scotland

      1. 702. Offences punishable as misdemeanors.

      2. 703. Summary proceedings.

      3. 704. Form of complaint.

      4. 705. Warrants on summary proceedings.

      5. 706. Backing arrestments.

      6. 707. Form of decree for payment of money.

      7. 708. Sentence and penalties in default of defender’s appearance.

      8. 709. Orders not to be quashed for want of form and to be final.

      9. 710. General rules, so far as applicable, to extend to penalties and proceedings in Scotland.

    9. Prosecution of Offences in Colonies

      1. 711. Prosecution of offences in British possession.

    10. Application of Part XIII

      1. 712. Application of Part XII

  15. Part XIV Supplemental

    1. General Control of Board of Trade

      1. 713. Superintendence of merchant shipping by Board of Trade.

      2. 714. Returns as to merchant shipping to Board of Trade.

      3. 715. Production of log books, &c. by superintendents.

      4. 716. Application of fees, fines, &c.

      5. 717. Legal proceedings.

    2. Expenses of Commissioners of Customs

      1. 718. Expenses incurred by Commissioners of Customs.

    3. Documents and Forms

      1. 719. Proof of documents.

      2. 720. Power of Board of Trade to prescribe forms.

      3. 721. Exemption from stamp duty.

      4. 722. Offences as to use of forms.

    4. Powers for enforcing Compliance with Act

      1. 723. Powers for seeing that Act is complied with.

    5. Surveyors of Ships

      1. 724. Appointment of surveyors.

      2. 725.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 726. Returns by surveyors to Board of Trade.

      4. 727. Appointment of surveyors in colonies.

    6. Board of Trade Inspectors

      1. 728. Appointment of inspectors to report on accidents, &c.

      2. 729, 730.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. Exemption from Rates and Harbour Dues

      1. 731. Exemption from rates.

      2. 732. Exemption from harbour dues.

    8. Private Signals

      1. 733. Registration of private code of signals.

    9. Application of Act to Foreign Ships by Order in Council

      1. 734. Application by Order in Council of provisions of Merchant Shipping Acts to foreign ships.

    10. Powers of Colonial Legislature

      1. 735. Power of colonial legislature to alter provisions of Act.

      2. 736. Regulation of coasting trade by clonial legislature.

    11. Provision for Foreign Places where Her Majesty has Jurisdiction

      1. 737. Provision for foreign places where Her Majesty has jurisdiction.

    12. 738. Provision as to Orders in Council.

    13. Transmission and Publication of Documents

      1. 739. Notices, &c. to be in writing and provision as to sending by post.

      2. 740.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    14. Exemption of Her Majesty’s Ships

      1. 741. Exemption of Her Majesty’s ships.

    15. Definitions and Provisions as to Application of Act

      1. 742. Definitions.

      2. 743. Application of Act to ships propelled by electricity, &c.

      3. 744.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    16. Repeal and Savings

      1. 745. Repeal.

      2. 746. Savings.

    17. Short Title and Commencement

      1. 747. Short title.

      2. 748.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  16. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      1. Part I

        1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Part II

        1. Documents of which the forms are to be prescribed by the Commissioners of Customs and sanctioned by the Board of Trade

          1. Certificate of surveyor.

          2. Declaration of ownership by individual owner.

          3. Declaration of ownership on behalf of a corporation as owner....

          4. Certificate of registry.

          5. Provisional certificate.

          6. Declaration of ownership by individual transferee.

          7. Declaration of ownership on behalf of a corporation as transferee....

          8. Declaration of owner taking by transmission.

          9. Declaration of mortgagee taking by transmission.

          10. . . .

          11. . . .

          12. . . .

          13. Bill of Sale

          14. Mortgage.

          15. Transfer of Mortgage.

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE, FOURTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    4. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      1. Furnishing of Anti-Scorbutics

        1. The anti-scorbutics to be furnished shall be lime or lemon...

      2. Serving out of Anti-Scorbutics

        1. The lime or lemon juice shall be served out with...

    5. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      1. Every place in a ship occupied by seamen or apprentices,...

      2. Maximum Fees for Inspection

        1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    6. SEVENTH SCHEDULE, EIGHTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    7. NINTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    8. TENTH–FOURTEENTH SCHEDULES

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    9. FIFTEENTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    10. SIXTEENTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    11. SEVENTEENTH SCHEDULE

      1. Constitution of the Committee

        1. Three shipowners selected by the Council of the Chamber of...

    12. EIGHTEENTH SCHEDULE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    13. NINETEENTH SCHEDULE

      1. Part I. Statements in the Case of Salvage by Her Majesty’s Ships

        1. Particulars to be stated both by the salvor and by...

      2. Part II Salvage Bond

        1. [N.B.-Any of the Particulars not known, or not required, by reason of the Claim being only against the Cargo, &c., may be omitted.]

          1. Whereas certain salvage services are alleged to have been rendered...

          2. And whereas the said vessel and cargo have been brought...

          3. Now I, the said [ master’s name ], do hereby,...

          4. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and...

          5. Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said [ master’s name...

          6. In the presence of [ name of consular officer or...

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