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The Merchant Shipping (Certificates of Competency as A.B.) (New Zealand) Order 1956

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1956 No. 1895

MERCHANT SHIPPING

The Merchant Shipping (Certificates of Competency As A.B.) (New Zealand) Order, 1956

Made

29th November 1956

Laid before Parliament

5th December 1956

Coming into Operation

12th December 1956

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of November, 1956

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas provision is made by the law of New Zealand for the grant of certificates of competency as A.B.:

And Whereas the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation has reported to Her Majesty that he is satisfied that the conditions under which such certificates are granted require standards of competency not lower than those required for the grant of a certificate in pursuance of regulations made under section 5 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948:

Now, Therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of the powers vested in Her by subsection (4) of section 5 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948, and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.—(1) This Order shall come into operation on the twelfth day of December, 1956, and may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Certificates of Competency as A.B.) (New Zealand) Order, 1956.

(2) In this Order, the expression “the Act” means the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948.

(3) The Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

2.  Certificates of competency as A.B. granted in New Zealand shall have the same effect for the purposes of section 5 of the Act as if they had been granted in pursuance of regulations made under that section.

3.  Any provision of regulations made under section 5 of the Act applying section 104 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, to certificates of competency as A.B. granted under those regulations shall apply in relation to certificates of competency as A.B. granted in New Zealand.

W. G. Agnew

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order provides—

(1)

that certificates of competency as A.B. granted in New Zealand shall have the same effect for the purposes of section 5 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948, as if they had been granted in pursuance of regulations made under that section;

(2)

for the application of section 104 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 (which relates to forgery and other offences relating to certificates of competency of Ships' Officers granted under that Act) in relation to New Zealand certificates of competency as A.B.

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