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The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment) Regulations 1992

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1.—(1) (a) These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 31st October 1992, but the amendments made thereby shall not have effect in relation to a vessel whose keel was laid or which was at a similar stage of construction—

(i)before 1st January 1940, until 1st April 1994;

(ii)on or after 1st January 1940 but before 31st December 1962, until 1st April 1995;

(iii)on or after 1st January 1963 but before 31st December 1974, until 1st April 1996;

(iv)on or after 1st January 1975 but before 31st August 1984, until 1st April 1997; and

(v)on or after 1st September 1984 but before 31st October 1992, until 1st April 1998.

(b)For the purposes of this regulation “similar stage of construction” means the stage at which—

(i)construction identifiable with a specific ship begins; and

(ii)assembly of that ship has commenced comprising at least 50 tonnes or one per cent of the estimated mass of all structural material, whichever is less.

(2) These Regulations do not apply to ships which are not United Kingdom ships.

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