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The Merchant Shipping (Returns of Births and Deaths) Regulations 1979

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SCHEDULE 1PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE CONTAINED IN RETURNS OF BIRTHS UNDER REGULATIONS 2, 4, 5 AND 6 OR AUTHORISED TO BE RECORDED IN THE MARINE REGISTER UNDER REGULATION 10

Ship in which birth occurred

1.—(a) name of the ship;

(b)(i)wherever it is registered, its port of registry and official number or, in the case of a fishing vessel, letters and number; and

(ii)if it is not registered in the United Kingdom, the name of its owner and his address.

Child

2.—(a) date of birth;

(b)(i)if the birth took place at sea, the position of the ship by latitude and longitude at the time of the birth; and

(ii)in any other case, the place of birth;

(c)name (if any) and surname; and

(d)sex.

Father

3.—(a) name and surname;

(b)usual residence;

(c)nationality; and

(d)occupation, rank or profession;

but, if the child is illegitimate, no particulars of the father shall be given except at the joint request of the mother and of the person acknowledging himself to be the father, given to the informant in writing and signed by both the mother and that person.

Mother

4.—(a) name and surname;

(b)(i)maiden surname (being the name under which she contracted her marriage or, where she has been married more than once, her first marriage);

(ii)surname at marriage, if different from maiden surname;

(c)usual residence; and

(d)nationality.

Informant

5.—(a) name and surname of master; or

(b)in the case of a birth authorised to be recorded in the marine register under regulation 10—

(i)name and surname;

(ii)usual address; and

(iii)qualification.

SCHEDULE 2PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE CONTAINED IN RETURNS OR RECORDS OF DEATHS UNDER REGULATION 3, 4, 5, 6 AND 7 OR AUTHORISED TO BE RECORDED IN THE MARINE REGISTER UNDER REGULATION 10

Ship in which death occurred or in which the deceased was employed

1.—(a) name of ship;

(b)(i)wherever it is registered, its port of registry and official number or, in the case of a fishing vessel, letters and number; and

(ii)if it is not registered in the United Kingdom, the name of its owner and his address.

2.  The deceased

(a)date of death or loss;

(b)(i)if the death took place in the ship or in a ship's boat or if the deceased was lost from the ship or a ship's boat, the place of death or, if at sea, the position of the ship or ship's boat by latitude and longitude at the time of the death or loss (as the case may require); and

(ii)in any other case, the place of death;

(c)name and surname;

(d)sex;

(e)date of birth (if known) or age;

(f)(if known) maiden surname of woman who has been married (being the name under which she contracted her marriage or, where she has been married more than once, her first marriage);

(g)occupation, rank or profession;

(h)usual residence at time of death or loss;

(i)nationality; and

(j)cause of death or loss (certified if possible by ship's doctor or other medical practitioner).

Informant

3.—(a) name and surname of master; or

(b)in the case of a death authorised to be recorded in the marine register under regulation 10—

(i)name and surname;

(ii)usual address; and

(iii)qualification; or

(c)in the case of a death authorised to be recorded under regulation 7 and where no informant is notified the name and office of the proper officer or superintendent who conducted the inquiry or of the coroner who held the inquest or was satisfied that no inquest was necessary.

SCHEDULE 3PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE SENT BY CORONERS IN RESPECT OF DEATHS UNDER REGULATION 8

Ship in which death occurred or in which the deceased was employed

1.—(a) name of ship;

(b)(i)where it is registered, its port of registry and official number or, in the case of a fishing vessel, letters and number; and

(ii)where it is unregistered, its type and the name of its owner and his address.

The deceased

2.—(a) date of death or loss;

(b)(i)if the death took place in the ship or in a ship's boat or if the deceased was lost from the ship or a ship's boat, the place of death or, if at sea, the position of the ship or ship's boat by latitude and longitude at the time of the death or loss (as the case may require); and

(ii)in any other case, the place of death;

(c)name and surname;

(d)sex;

(e)date of birth (if known) or age;

(f)(if known) maiden surname of woman who has been married (being the name under which she contracted her marriage or, where she has been married more than once, her first marriage);

(g)occupation, rank or profession;

(h)usual residence at time of death or loss;

(i)nationality.

Coroner's certificate

3.  Certification by the coroner that:

(a)an inquest was held or

(b)a post-mortem examination/preliminary investigation was held; and

(c)the cause of death.

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