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The Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1988

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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.

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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.

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