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Merchant Shipping Act 1894

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263Partial application of Part II to fishing boats

(1)This Part of this Act (except the provisions thereof relating to the transmission and delivery of lists of crews, volunteering into the Navy, and the property of deceased seamen) shall not, subject as herein-after provided with respect to Scotland or by the Fourth Part of this Act, apply to fishing boats exclusively employed in fishing on the coasts of the United Kingdom, or to the, owners, skippers, and crews thereof.

(2)The provisions of this Part of this Act relating to—

(a)apprenticeships to the sea service ;

(b)compulsory agreements with the crew ;

(c)the alteration, falsification, or posting up of copies of agreements with the crew;

(d)compensation to seamen improperly discharged ;

(e)the delivery of an account of wages;

(f)the granting of certificates of discharge and the return of certificates of competency by the master;

(g)the decision of questions by the superintendent when referred to him ;

(h)the production of the ship's papers by the master to the superintendent in proceedings under this Act before him ; or

(i)the sections constituting the offences of desertion, absence without leave, and offences against discipline ;

shall not, subject as in this section mentioned with respect to Scotland, apply to any fishing boats whether or not exclusively employed in fishing on the coasts of the United Kingdom, or to the owners, skippers, and crews thereof.

(3)So far as respects Scotland all of this Part of this Act (except the provisions thereof declared not to apply to ships belonging to the general lighthouse authorities or to pleasure yachts) shall apply to fishing boats, whether or not exclusively employed in fishing on the coasts of the United Kingdom, and to the owners, skippers, and crews thereof in like manner as it applies to other ships, and the owners, skippers, and crews thereof.

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