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1988 No. 1485

MERCHANT SHIPPING

The Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1988

Made

22nd August 1988

Laid before Parliament

1st September 1988

Coming into force

22nd September 1988

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by:—

(i)section 5(3) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1948(1),

(ii)section 33 of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1949(2),

(iii)section 26 of the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967(3),

(iv)section 1(1)(d) of the Anchors and Chain Cables Act 1967(4),

(v)section 6 of the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Act 1970(5),

(vi)section 84 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970(6),

(vii)section 17 of and Schedule 5 to the Merchant Shipping Act 1974(7),

(viii)section 21(1) and (3)(r) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979(8),

(ix)section 5(1) and (8) of, and paragraph 2(j) of the Schedule to the Merchant Shipping Act 1983(9),

(x)article 3(1)(a) of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Order 1983(10),

(xi)article 3(2)(a) of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention and Control of Oil Pollution) Order 1987(11),

and now vested in him(12) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the consent and approval of the Treasury (except in respect of the powers conferred by the Acts of 1948 and 1974) hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1988 and shall come into force on 22nd September 1988.

2.—(1) In these Regulations:

“the Act of 1948” means the Merchant Shipping Act 1948;

“the Act of 1949” means the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1949;

“the Act of 1967” means the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967;

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

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

“the principal Act” means the Merchant Shipping Act 1894(13); and

“tons” means gross tons and the gross tonnage of a ship having alternative gross tonnages shall be taken to the larger of those tonnages.

(2) Subject to regulation 3 below the following Regulations are hereby revoked:—

  • the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1987(14);

  • the Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1987(15);

  • the Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1987(16).

3.  Nothing in these Regulations shall apply to any work involved in carrying out a service before these Regulations come into force.

4.  Where a fee is determined by the amount of work involved on or off the ship:

(a)travelling time in excess of 4 hours for each visit to a ship in the United Kingdom shall be disregarded;

(b)travelling time includes the time taken to travel from the United Kingdom to a ship overseas subject to a maximum of 10 hours in any 24 hour period;

(c)(i)travelling time in the United Kingdom in respect of the survey of a fishing vessel under the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975(17) and an inspection under the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1975(18) shall be disregarded;

(ii)time spent by a surveyor in the office in respect of the survey for the renewal of a fishing vessel certificate under the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975, or an inspection under the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1975 shall in either case be charged for at a flat rate of £90;

(d)the cost of travelling and subsistence incurred in visiting a ship outside the United Kingdom shall be charged additionally to the hourly rate;

(e)where the work is carried out in conjunction with a non-statutory survey for which fees are not payable under these Regulations, the work involved shall be the extra time taken to ensure compliance with the requirements for which fees are charged under these Regulations;

(f)any specific costs incurred in respect of computer or outside services shall be charged additionally to the hourly rate.

5—(1) The fees payable for the services specified in the Schedule to these Regulations shall be the fees specified in relation thereto in that Schedule.

(2) The fee in the case of a survey or periodical inspection for the issue, renewal or endorsement of a certificate shall cover the issue or endorsement of that certificate.

(3) Where a fee payable under these Regulations is for, or covers, the issue or endorsement of a certificate, the certificate need not be issued or endorsed unless that fee has been paid.

Paul Channon

Secretary of State for Transport

4th August 1988

We consent to and approve the making of these Regulations,

Michael Neubert

Tony Durant

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty`s Treasury

22nd August 1988

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE

PART ISURVEYS, INSPECTIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION

1.  In this Part of the Schedule “the statutory requirements” means any provision of the following:

Primary Legislation

(1) The principal Act, Parts III and V, the Act of 1948, the Act of 1949, the Act of 1967, the Act of 1970, the Act of 1979, sections 20 and 21 and the Merchant Shipping Act 1988, sections 30 and 31.

Statutory Instruments

TITLES.I. NumberAmended by S.I.
A. CREW
Merchant Shipping (Provisions and Water) Regulations 197218711975/733
1978/36
Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices) Regulations 1980686
Merchant Shipping (Means of Access) Regulations 198117291983/117
Merchant Shipping (Health and Safety: General Duties) Regulations 1984408
Merchant Shipping (Safety Officials and Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 19828761984/93
Merchant Shipping (Certification of Deck Officers) Regulations 198513061987/884
Merchant Shipping (Protective Clothing and Equipment) Regulations 19851664
Merchant Shipping (Certification of Marine Engineer Officers and Licensing of Marine Engine Operators) Regulations 198619351987/884
B. CREW ACCOMMODATION
Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations 19787951979/491
1984/41
C. DANGEROUS GOODS
Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 198117471986/1069
Merchant Shipping (Gas Carriers) Regulations 19861073
D. DIVING AND SUBMERSIBLES
Merchant Shipping (Diving Operations) Regulations 19751161975/2062
Merchant Shipping (Submersible Craft Construction and Survey) Regulations 198110981987/306
Merchant Shipping (Submersible Craft Operations) Regulations 19873111987/1603
E. FIRE AND LIFE SAVING
Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances) Regulations 1980538981/577
1986/1072
Merchant Shipping (Fire Appliances) Regulations 19805441981/574
1985/1194
1986/1070
Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 198412181985/1193
1986/1070
Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) (Ships built before 25th May 1980) Regulations 198512181986/1070
Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) (Non-United Kingdom) (Non-SOLAS Ships) Rules 19861248
Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances) Regulations 19861066
Merchant Shipping (Musters and Training) Regulations 19861071
F. FISHING VESSELS
Merchant Shipping (Provisions and Water) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 197218721975/733
Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 19752220
Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 19841115
Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Rules 19753301976/432
1977/313
1978/1598
1981/567
Fishing Vessels (Life-Saving Appliances) Regulations 198838
G. LOAD LINES
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Rules 196810531970/1003
1979/1267
1980/641
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) (Length of Ship) Regulations 19681072
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) (Deck Cargo) Regulations 19681089
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) (Exemption) Order 19681116
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) (Particulars of Depth of Loading) Regulations 19721841
Merchant Shipping (Grain) Regulations 19851217
H. MEDICAL STORES
Merchant Shipping (Medical Stores) Regulations 19861441988/1116
I. RADIO AND NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT
Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 19805291981/582
1984/346
1984/1223
1985/1216
1986/1075
Merchant Shipping (Navigational Equipment) Regulations 198412031985/659
Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations Surveys) Regulations 1981583
*Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Rules 197419191982/1292
J. SHIPS — CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT
Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction) Regulations 19805351985/660
1986/1074
1987/1886
1987/2238
Merchant Shipping (Automatic Pilot and Testing of Steering Gear) Regulations 1981571
Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction and Survey) Regulations 19815721984/1219
1985/663
Merchant Shipping (Application of Construction and Survey Regulations to other ships) Regulations 1985661
Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction and Survey) Regulations 198412171986/1067
Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Survey) Regulations 19815731985/211
Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Classification) Regulations 19811472
Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) Regulations 198412161986/1074
1987/1886
1987/2238
Merchant Shipping (Closing of Openings in Hulls and in Watertight Bulkheads) Regulations 19871298
Merchant Shipping (Pilot Ladders and Hoists) Regulations 19871961
Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boarding Cards) Regulations 1988191
Merchant Shipping (Closing of Openings in Enclosed Superstructures and in Bulkheads above the Bulkhead Deck) Regulations 1988317
Merchant Shipping (Closing of Openings in Enclosed Superstructures and in Bulkheads above the Bulkhead Deck) (Application to Non-United Kingdom ships) Regulations 1988642
K. PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLLUTION
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 198313981985/2040
Preventing Pollution (Reception Facilities) Order 1984862
Merchant Shipping (IBC Code) Regulations 1987549
Merchant Shipping (BCH Code) Regulations 1987550
Merchant Shipping (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 1987551

2.  Subject to any additional charge payable under Part X of this Schedule, the fees for the services in this Part of the Schedule shall be determined by the amount of work involved, charged at an hourly rate of £42, except in the case of any service in connection with:

(a)the Merchant Shipping (Provisions and Water) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972 and the Merchant Shipping (Provisions and Water) Regulations 1972, when the hourly rate shall be £31.00;

(b)the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975 when the hourly rate shall be £45;

(c)the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1975 when the hourly rate shall be £45; and

(d)the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1980, the Merchant Shipping (Navigational Equipment) Regulations 1984, the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations Surveys) Regulations 1981 and the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Rules 1974 when the hourly rate shall be £50.

3.  Subject to paragraph 4 below and except in relation to the services referred to in paragraph 5 below, the services in this Part of the Schedule are:

(a)any survey or inspection of a ship or its equipment for the issue, amendment, endorsement or renewal of a certificate in accordance with or showing compliance with any of the statutory requirements;

(b)any other inspection of a ship or its equipment under section 76(1) of the Act of 1970, on the application of the owner for the purpose of seeing that the ship complies with any of the statutory requirements;

(c)any other inspection under section 76(1) of the Act of 1970 otherwise than on the application of the owner to ensure compliance with the statutory requirements where a previous inspection (whether or not on the owner`s application) has revealed a failure to comply with any of those requirements;

(d)any inspection or survey where the ship or any of its equipment subject to the statutory requirements has been damaged, changed or modified for the purpose of seeing that the ship complies with the statutory requirements after such damage, change or modification;

(e)except in relation to section k of paragraph 1(2) above, consideration of any application for an exemption in accordance with the provisions of any of the statutory requirements;

(f)arranging the appointment of a surveyor not employed by the Department of Transport to undertake a survey or inspection outside the UK in accordance with the statutory requirements.

4.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in relation to any service mentioned in paragraph 3 above otherwise than in sub-paragraph (c) thereof provided in pursuance of an application made with a view to showing compliance with, or seeking exemption from, any requirement imposed by any of the statutory instruments listed in paragraph 1(2) above other than that marked with an asterisk.

(2) In respect of each such service a fee shall be payable by virtue of this paragraph so far as a fee would not otherwise be payable; and in the following provisions of this paragraph a reference to a fee is a reference to a fee in respect of such a service, whether payable by virtue of this paragraph or otherwise.

(3) Subject to the following sub-paragraph, a fee shall be paid when application for the service is made and the applicant is informed of the amount thereof and shall be calculated by reference to the Secretary of State`s estimate of the duration of the work likely to be required in consequence of the application at the appropriate hourly rate specified in paragraph 2 above.

(4) If the duration of the work actually required in consequence of the application is greater or less than its estimated duration, the fee shall be recalculated by reference to the actual duration and the difference shall be paid by, or, as the case may be, refunded to, the applicant.

5.  Where a fee is specified in or covered by another part of this Schedule for any survey, inspection or certificate in connection with any of the statutory requirements, the fee shall be payable in accordance with that Part and not this.

6.  Subject to any additional charge payable under Part X of this Schedule, the fee for supervision and inspection under the Anchors and Chain Cables Rules 1970(a) and the issue of Certificates under those Rules, shall be determined by the amount of work involved charged at an hourly rate of £42.

PART IITONNAGE MEASUREMENT

Fees for Measurement of Ship`s Tonnage

1.  The fees prescribed in this Part include the survey and certification under section 6 and the inspection of markings under section 7(1) of the principal Act.

2.  In this Part:—

“the Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations 1982(b).

“sister ship” means a ship which corresponds in all major respects relevant to the measurement for tonnage with a ship the tonnage of which has been previously ascertained under the Regulations, and for which the calculation for tonnage is available to the Certifying Authority to which, prior to the commencement of its measurement for tonnage, application has been made in writing by or on behalf of the owner of the ship requesting it to be treated as a sister ship.

3.  The fee to be charged for the tonnage measurement of ships (not being a ship to which paragraph 4 below refers to) shall be that set out in the following Table:

Table A
A ship which exceeds (tons)A ship which does not exceed (tons)Fee £
90348
90180523
180270696
270450871
4509001,158
9001,4501,444
1.4501,8001,594
1,8002,7001,744
2,7003,6002,029
3,6004,5002,317
4,5006,0002,604
6,0007,0002,903
7,0008,0003,189
8,0009,0003,477
9,00010,0003,760
10,00011,0003,987
11,00012,0004,196
12,00013,0004,422
13,00014,0004,632
14,00015,0004,858
15,00016,0005,070
16,00017,0005,220
17,00018,0005,356
18,00019,0005,435
19,00020,0005,642
20,00021,0005,792
21,00022,0005,940
22,00023,0006,079
23,00024,0006,229
24,00025,0006,377
25,00027,5006,664
27,50030,0006,950
30,00032,5007,251
32,50035,0007,533
35,00040,0008,109
40,00045,0008,695
45,00050,0009,418
50,00055,00010,140
55,00060,00010,863
60,00011,587

4.—(1) (a) The fee to be charged for the tonnage measurement of a ship in accordance with Part II of the Regulations (that is to say, the International Tonnage Convention, 1969) shall be 70% of the fees set out in Table A.

(b)The fees for a sister ship, or a foreign ship with an International Tonnage Certificate (1969) transferring to the United Kingdom register, shall be determined by the amount of work involved, charged at an hourly rate of £42 subject to the maximum fee chargeable under sub-paragraph (1)(a) above.

(2) (a) The fees to be charged for the tonnage measurement of a ship in accordance with either Schedule 5, Part I, paragraph 2(2) (single tonnage) or Schedule 5, Part III, paragraph 12 (modified tonnage) of the Regulations shall be 100% of the fees set out in Table A.

(b)The fees for a sister ship shall be determined by the amount of work involved, charged at an hourly rate of £42 subject to the maximum fee chargeable under sub-paragraph (2)(a) above.

(3) (a) The fees to be charged for the tonnage measurement of a ship in accordance with Schedule 5, Part III, paragraph 13 of the Regulations (alternative tonnages) shall be 150% of the fees set out in Table A.

(b)The fees for a sister ship shall be determined by the amount of work involved charged at an hourly rate of £42 subject to the maximum fee chargeable under sub-paragaph (3)(a) above.

(4) (a) The fees to be charged for the tonnage measurement of a ship in accordance with Part VI of the Regulations (gross tonnage for Interim Scheme for tonnage measurement for certain ships) shall be 80% of the fees set out in Table A.

(b)The fees for a sister ship shall be determined by the amount of work involved charged at an hourly rate of £42 subject to the maximum fee chargeable under sub-paragraph (4)(a) above.

(5) The fees to be charged for the tonnage measurement or measurement of a pleasure yacht under 13.7 metres (45 feet) in overall length in accordance with Schedule 5, Part IV and Appendix 5 of the Regulations shall:

(i)when undertaken in the United Kingdom, not exceed £122 and

(ii)when undertaken outside the United Kingdom, not exceed £244

(6) The fees to be charged for the tonnage measurement of a ship to which Schedule 5, Part I, paragraph 2(3) of the Regulations (girthing of a loaded ship) applies, shall be 50% of the fees set out in Table A.

(7) The fee to be charged for the remeasurement of a ship for tonnage purposes, verification of changes in any of the registered particulars, or any other services associated with the tonnage measurement shall be determined by the amount of work involved charged at an hourly rate of £42 subject to the maximum fee shown for a ship of that tonnage in Table A.

PART IIICERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY AS AN OFFICER

The fee for the issue or endorsement of any certificate of competency as an officer shall (except as provided in section C of Part IV below) be £10.00.

PART IVEXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT FOR CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY AS AN OFFICER AND OTHER SERVICES

Section AFees for examinations for certificates of competency as deck or marine engineer officer (fishing vessel).

ServiceFee

1.  For examination for a certificate of competency on each occasion on which a candidate presents himself for the practical oral part of the examination as—

(a)deck officer (fishing vessel) Class 1

£85

(b)deck officer (fishing vessel) Class 2

£70

(c)deck officer (fishing vessel) Class 3

£85

(d)engineer officer (fishing vessel) Class 1

£85

(e)engineer officer (fishing vessel) Class 2

£70

2.  For examination for a sight test certificate where it is a requirement for a candidate for an examination for a certificate of competency as a deck officer (fishing vessel) in cases 1(a), (b) or (c) above and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£15

Section BFees for examinations for certificates of competency as master, deck officer or marine engineer officer (merchant ship).

1.  For examination for a certificate of competency, where the written part is conducted by the Department of Transport, on each occasion on which a candidate presents himself for the whole examination as—

(a)deck officer Class 1 (master mariner)

£455

(b)deck officer Class 2

£221

(c)deck officer Class 4

£161

2.  Where a candidate in case 1(a), (b) or (c) is examined in any part of the written but not in the practical oral part of the examination, or vice versa

50% of the appropriate fee in 1, subject to a minimum of £105

3.  For examination for a certificate of competency where the written part is not or has not been conducted by the Department of Transport on each occasion on which a candidate presents himself for the practical oral part of the examination as

(a)deck officer Class 1 (master mariner)

£85

(b)deck officer Class 2

£85

(c)deck officer Class 4

£70

(d)deck officer Class 5

£70

(e)marine engineer officer Class 1

£85

(f)marine engineer officer Class 2

£85

(g)marine engineer officer Class 3

£85

(h)marine engineer officer Class 4

£70
ServiceFees

4.  For examination on each occasion on which a candidate presents himself for the practical oral part for a command endorsement as:

(a)master (extended European)

£85

(b)master (limited European)

£85

(c)tugmaster

£85

(d)tugmaster (limited European)

£85

(e)master (restricted) and master (restricted) extended European

£85

(f)master (restricted) limited European

£85

5.  For examination of a class 1, class 2 or class 4 marine engineer officer for the endorsement of his steam certificate to the effect that he is qualified to act in the capacity stated in his certificate on board a motor vessel, or vice versa, for the practical oral part of the examination:

  • marine engineer officer Class 1

£85
  • marine engineer officer Class 2

£85
  • marine engineer officer Class 4

£70

6.  For examination for a service endorsement to a certificate of competency as marine engineer officer

£70

7.  For examination for a sight test certificate where it is a requirement for a candidate for an examination for a certificate of competency as a deck officer or for a command endorsement in cases 1(a), (b) or (c) or 3(a), (b), (c), or (d) or 4(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£15

Section CRemoval of Endorsements, and Dangerous Cargo Endorsement

1.  Removal of a “For Standby, Seismic, and Oceanographic Survey Vessels Only” endorsement from a certificate of competency

£31

2.  Removal of a “For Tug Service Only” endorsement from a certificate of competency

£31

3.  For a dangerous cargo endorsement to a certificate of competency or service

£31

Section DMiscellaneous

1.  For examination for an electronic navigation systems certificate or an electronic navigation systems (fishing) certificate and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£31

2.  For examination for a certificate of qualification as efficient deck hand except where the examination is sat at a centre specially approved by the Secretary of State, and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£15

3.  For the grant of a certificate of qualification as efficient deck hand where the examination was set at a centre specially approved by the Secretary of State

£8

4.  For examination for a certificate of proficiency in survival craft except where the examination is sat at a centre specially approved by the Secretary of State, and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£15

5.  For the grant of a certificate of proficiency in survival craft where the examination was sat at a centre specially approved by the Secretary of State

£8

6.  For examination for a licence as Marine Engine Operator or Senior Marine Engine Operator and for the grant of a certificate to a person passing the examination

£60

7.  For the grant of a certificate of continued proficiency and up-dating of knowledge in respect of a certificate of competency or service

£16

Section EFees for Examinations for Certificates of Competency as A.B.

1.  For Schedule 3 to the Merchant Shipping (Certificates of Competency as A.B.) Regulations 1970(19), there shall be substituted the following:—

SCHEDULE 3FEES
ServiceFee

1.  For sitting the examination specified in regulation 4(1)(c), except in cases to which paragraph 3 of this Schedule applies or where the examination is sat at a centre specially approved by the Secretary of State

£15

2.  For the grant of a certificate of competency, except in cases to which paragraph 3 of this Schedule applies

£8

3.  For sitting the said examination and for the grant of a certificate of competency in the case of a person making application therefore under regulation 5(6) and passing the examination

£15

4.  For a copy of a certificate of competency issued pursuant to regulation 10, except where the loss or destruction of the original certificate was occasioned by the wreck or loss of a ship or by a fire on board ship, in which case no fee shall be payable

£8

PART VREGISTRATION ETC OF SHIPS AND SUBMERSIBLE CRAFT

Fees for Registration, Transfer and Mortgage of Ships (excluding Vessels not exceeding 10 Tons Employed Solely in Fishing) and Inspection of the Register Book

1.  In this Part;

“ship” does not include vessels not exceeding 10 tons employed solely in fishing;

“submersible craft” means a submersible craft as defined in the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Submersible Craft) Regulations 1976(20).

ServiceFee

2.  —

(1) First registry, registry anew or re-registry of a ship, or the transfer of registry of a ship from one port to another, where the ship:

  • does not exceed 1,500 tons

£158
  • exceeds 1,500 tons

£227

(2) Registry of the transfer of ownership of a ship by bill of sale or by transmission, or of the mortgage of a ship or the transfer or the discharge of such a mortgage, where the ship:

  • does not exceed 1,500 tons

£49
  • exceeds 1,500 tons

£88

(3) Each inspection of the register book

£5

(4) For the issue of a certificate of registration on the Small Ships Register, including an amended certificate or a duplicate copy of a certificate

£10

(5) Supplying a copy of particulars relating to a ship on the Small Ships Register

£5

(6) On application to register a submersible craft

£30

PART VICOPIES OF DOCUMENTS

Fees for Copies of, or Extracts from, Documents Admissible in Evidence

ServicesFee

1.  Supplying a certified copy of the particulars entered by the registrar in the register book on the registry of a ship, together with a certified statement showing the ownership of the ship at the time being.

£15.00

2.  Supplying a certified copy of any declaration or document, a copy of which is made evidence by the Merchant Shipping Acts or for a certified copy of or extracts from a document declared by the Merchant Shipping Acts to be admissible as evidence:—

(a)if the declaration or document relates to the registry of a ship, for each folio of 90 words or part thereof

£6

(b)in any other case, for each page or portion thereof

£6

PART VIIWRECK

Fees of Receivers of Wreck

ServiceFee

1.  Wreck taken by the Receiver into his custody

7% of the value thereof

2.  Services rendered by a Receiver in respect of any vessel in distress, not being a wreck, or in respect of the cargo or other articles belonging thereto

£52 for each day during which the Receiver is employed on that service

PART VIIISEAMEN`S DOCUMENTS

Fees for the Issue of British Seamen`s Cards and Discharge Books

1.  In this Part “the Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping (Seamen`s Documents) Regulations 1987(21); and the person to whom a British Seaman`s Card or a discharge book has been issued is referred to as the holder of it.

Service

2.—(1) For the issue of a British Seaman`s Card:—

(a)to a British Seaman under regulation 5 of the Regulations:

(i)on postal application

£16.50

(ii)other

£35

(b)to a person who would, but for the provisions of regulation 9 of the Regulations, be regarded as the holder of a British Seaman`s Card:

(i)on postal application

£16.50

(ii)other

£35

(c)to a person who has ceased to be regarded as the holder of a British Seaman`s Card because it has been lost, destroyed or defaced through shipwreck or fire at sea

No fee.

(2) For the issue or renewal of a discharge book under paragraph (1) of regulation 17 or under paragraphs (1) or (2) of regulation 18 of the Regulations (except where paragraph 2(2)(b) below applies) to a seaman—

(a)(i)on postal application

£16.50

(ii)other

£35

(b)to whom a Seaman`s Record Book has been issued or who was the holder of a discharge book which in either case has been lost, destroyed or defaced through shipwreck or fire at sea.

No fee

PART IXENGAGEMENT AND DISCHARGE OF SEAMEN

Fees for the Engagement and Discharge of Seamen

1.  In this Part “the Crew Agreements Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) Regulations 1972(22) and the Merchant Shipping (Crew Arrangements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972(23).

2.  For the engagement and discharge of seamen before a Superintendent pursuant to the Crew Agreements Regulations, or for any service rendered in connection with a crew agreement at the request of the owner, agent or master:—

ServiceFee

(a)Where the service is performed elsewhere than in aMarine Office:—

(i)On Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

The fee will be determined by the amount of work involved, including travelling time, charged at an hourly rate of £22 subject to a minimum fee of £22

(ii)At all other times

200% of the appropriate fee under (1) above

These fees are exclusive of travel and subsistence expenses which will be charged additionally

(b)Where the service is performed in a Marine Office:—

(i)On Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

The fee will be determined by the amount of work involved charged at an hourly rate of £22 subject to a minimum fee of £5.50

(ii)At all other times

200% of the appropriate fee under (1) above.

PART XADDITIONAL CHARGES

Fees in Respect of Surveys or Inspections, in or outside the United Kingdom, for Waiting Time and Attendance at Unusual Hours, Weekends and Public Holidays

(i)When an inspector or surveyor is unable to start an inspection, survey or test at the appointed hour, unless this is for reasons over which the applicant, his agent or supplier has no control or

(ii)where (except for similar reasons) an inspection, survey or test is disrupted; or

(iii)where an inspector or surveyor is called upon to perform services in the United Kingdom at unusual hours, or outside the United Kingdom;

an additional fee in accordance with the following Table shall be payable:

Provided that where the inspector or surveyor is able to avoid waiting time by carrying out other available surveys or inspection work in the vicinity, for which the appropriate fees have been paid, such additional fees will not be payable.

Table
Inspection of ship`s provisionsFishing vessels (any surveyor or inspection)Other surveys inspections and tests
£ per hour or part thereof£ per hour or part thereof£ per hour or part thereof£ per hour or part thereof

1.  For waiting time prior to the commencement of and during the course of a survey or inspection:

for periods not in excess of one hourNo feeNo feeNo fee
for periods in excess of one hour—
for surveys in the United Kingdom31.0045.0042.0050.00
for surveys abroad62.0090.0084.00100.00

2.  For abortive visits in the United Kingdom: for the time wasted in excess of one hour at the place of survey or inspection plus the time occupied in travelling to and from the place of survey

31.0045.0042.0050.00

3.  When a surveyor or inspector is called upon to perform services at unusual hours; for work undertaken during the following hours including time occupied in travelling:

Mondays to Fridays inclusive between 6pm and 8am and all day Saturday15.5022.5021.0025.00
Sundays and Public Holidays31.0045.0042.0050.00

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations revoke the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1987, as amended.

The Regulations prescribe changes in some of the rates charged by the Department of Transport as fees for marine services. Fees for marine surveys are reduced by approximately 8.5 per cent. Fees for marine examinations (Part IV), issue of certificate of registration on the Small Ships Register, to register a submersible craft, for supplying copies of documents and for the issue of seamen`s documents by the Department`s Marine Offices are unchanged. Fees for the issue of seamen`s documents by the Register and Records of Shipping and Seamen at Cardiff are increased by approximately 10 per cent.

Fees for radio surveys are increased by 2 per cent and for the survey of fishing vessels by approximately 21.5 per cent. The remaining fees for miscellaneous marine services are increased by approximately 4 per cent.

The Regulations also clarify arrangements for payment of fees on application for marine services.

(2)

1949 c. 43, section 33 was extended by section 2(4) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1964 (c. 47), which was amended by S.I. 1980/539.

(10)

S.I. 1983/1106, to which there is an amendment not relevant to these Regulations.

(11)

S.I. 1987/470.

(12)

See S.I. 1970/1537.

(14)

S.I. 1987/63.

(15)

S.I. 1987/854.

(16)

S.I. 1987/2113.

(17)

S.I. 1975/330, amended by S.I. 1976/432, 1977/313, 1978/1598.

(18)

S.I. 1975/2220.

(19)

S.I. 1970/294; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1983/1167.

(20)

S.I. 1976/940; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1987/306.

(21)

S.I. 1987/408.

(22)

S.I. 1972/919, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(23)

S.I. 1978/819, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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