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1. This Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Virgin Islands) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 30th November 1997.
2. Sections 152 to 170(1) and 172 to 181 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, subject to the exceptions, adaptations and modifications set out in the Schedule to this Order, shall extend to the Virgin Islands, and any instrument made, or to be made, under section 152(2), 157(2), 157(4), 172(2) or 176(5) shall also extend to the Virgin Islands.
3. The following Orders are hereby revoked –
(a)The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Virgin Islands) Order 1975(2) ; and
(b)The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (British Virgin Islands) Order 1981(3).
N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council
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