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The Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 1988

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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.

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