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Merchant Shipping Act 1894

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290Equipment with compasses, chronometers, fire engine, anchors, &c

(1)Every emigrant ship shall, in addition to any other requirement under this Act, be provided with the following articles; namely,—

(a)With at least three steering compasses, and one azimuth compass; and

(b)If proceeding to any place north of the Equator, with at least one chronometer; and

(c)If proceeding to any place south of the Equator, with at least two chronometers; and

(d)With a fire engine in proper working order and of such description and power, and either with or without such other apparatus for extinguishing fire as the emigration officer may approve; and

(e)With three bower anchors of such weight and with cables of such length, size, and material, as in the judgment of the emigration officer are sufficient for the size of the ship; and

(f)If a foreign ship, with four properly fitted lifebuoys kept ready at all times for immediate use; and

(g)Adequate means, to be approved by the emigration officer at the port of clearance, of making signals by night.

(2)If any requirement of this section is not complied with in the case of any emigrant ship, the master of that ship shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

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