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Merchant Shipping Act 1894

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385Record and report of death, injury, ill-treatment, punishment, casualties, &c

(1)The skipper of a fishing boat shall keep a record of the following occurrences; namely,—

(i)Of every death, injury, ill-treatment, or punishment of any member of his boat's crew while at sea or of any person on board his boat, and

(ii)Of every casualty to his fishing boat or any boat belonging to her.

(2)The skipper shall produce the record so kept to any superintendent when required by him, and shall also send the same to the superintendent at the port to which the boat belongs at such periods as the Board of Trade require by any directions endorsed on the forms approved by them.

(3)If any such occurrence has happened in the case of a fishing boat, the skipper of the boat shall make to the superintendent at the port where his boat's voyage ends, within twenty-four hours of the boat's arrival at that port, a report of the occurrence.

(4)The record and report under this section shall be in such form and contain such particulars as the Board of Trade require.

(5)If a skipper fails without reasonable cause to comply with any requirement of this section, he shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

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