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The Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984

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PART IGENERAL

Citation, commencement, interpretation and revocation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984 and shall come into operation (a) for the purposes of Parts I (except regulation 1(3)) and III, on 1st September 1984 and (b) for all other purposes, on 1st January 1987.

(2) In these Regulations:

the Act of 1894” means the Merchant Shipping Act 1894;

the Act of 1970” means the Merchant Shipping Act 1970;

the Act of 1979” means the Merchant Shipping Act 1979;

fishing vessel” means a vessel for the time being employed in sea fishing but does not include a vessel used otherwise than for profit;

length” in relation to a fishing vessel, means the length shown on the vessel's certificate of registry;

limited area” means any location within the area bounded by a line from a point on the Norwegian coast in latitude 62°N due west to a point 62°N 3°W; thence to a point 58°N 10°W; thence to a point 53°N 12°W; thence to a point 49°N 12°W; thence to a point 46° 30′N 6°W and thence due East to the French coast;

Merchant Shipping Notice” means a Notice described as such issued by the Secretary of State;

propulsive power”, means in relation to a fishing vessel, the brake or shaft power specified in either the vessel's certificate of registry or the record of particulars of a United Kingdom fishing vessel required by Rule 125(2) of the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975(1); in either case the power so defined shall be the total continuous rated brake or shaft power of all the propulsion engines, irrespective of whether some of the power may be diverted from the propulsion shafts or whether or not all the power is normally used;

specified by the Secretary of State” means specified in the Department of Transport Merchant Shipping publications entitled “Examinations for Certificates of Competency for Fishing Vessels: Deck Officer Requirements Syllabuses and Specimen Papers” and “Examinations for Certificates of Competency for Fishing Vessels: Marine Engineer Officer Requirements Syllabuses and Specimen Papers” both to be published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, or in any document amending or replacing those publications which is specified in a Merchant Shipping Notice;

United Kingdom shiphas the same meaning as in section 21(2) of the Act of 1979;

unlimited area” means any location not within the limited area.

(3) The Merchant Shipping (Fishing Boats) Order 1948, the Merchant Shipping (Fishing Boats) (Amendment) Order 1976 and the Merchant Shipping (United Kingdom Fishing Vessels: Manning) Regulations 1980 are hereby revoked.

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2.  The Secretary of State may grant exemptions from all or any of the provisions of these Regulations (as may be specified in the exemption) for classes of cases or individual cases on such terms (if any) as he may so specify and may, subject to giving reasonable notice, alter or cancel any such exemption.

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to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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