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The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Competent authority

    4. 4.Application

  3. PART 2 SHIP REPORTING AND MONITORING

    1. 5.Notification prior to entry into port

    2. 6.Vessel traffic services within territorial seas

    3. 7.Vessel traffic services outside territorial seas

    4. 8.Installation of automatic identification systems

    5. 9.Operation of automatic identification systems

  4. PART 3 NOTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS OR POLLUTING GOODS

    1. 10.Notification by ships carrying dangerous or polluting goods

    2. 11.Exemptions from the requirements of regulation 10

  5. PART 4 INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS AT SEA

    1. 12.Reporting of incidents and accidents at sea

    2. 13.Measures to be taken in the event of exceptionally bad weather or sea conditions

    3. 14.Measures to be taken in the event of incidents or accidents at sea

    4. 15.Obligations of shipowners in relation to accidents and incidents

  6. PART 5 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

    1. 16.Confidentiality of information

    2. 17.Offences

    3. 18.Defences

    4. 19.Offences due to the fault of another person

    5. 20.Offences by corporate bodies

    6. 21.Detention of ships

    7. 22.Amendments

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Reporting Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods) Regulations 1995

      1. 1.Regulation 2 shall be amended as follows—

      2. 2.Regulation 3 shall be amended as follows—

      3. 3.Regulation 4 shall be amended as follows—

      4. 4.For regulation 5 there shall be substituted the following regulation—...

      5. 5.Regulations 6, 7 and 8 shall be omitted.

      6. 6.Regulation 9 shall be amended as follows—

      7. 7.In regulation 11(a), for the words “a maritime rescue centre...

      8. 8.Regulations 12, 13 and 14 shall be omitted.

      9. 9.Regulation 15 shall be amended as follows—

      10. 10.In regulation 18, for the words “section 692 of the...

      11. 11.Regulation 19 shall be amended as follows—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1997

      1. 1.For the words “the Marine Safety Agency” wherever they appear,...

      2. 2.In regulation 2(1)— (a) in the definition of “Bulk Cargoes...

      3. 3.In regulation 9, the words “5 or” shall be deleted....

      4. 4.Regulation 10(2) shall be replaced by the following—

      5. 5.In regulation 10(3)— (a) for the words “including without prejudice...

      6. 6.In regulation 21(1)— (a) for the words “or marine pollutants”,...

      7. 7.In regulation 21, after paragraph (1), there shall be inserted...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002

      1. 1.The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002 shall be...

      2. 2.In regulation 2(1)— (a) in the definition of “Contracting Government”,...

      3. 3.In regulation 4(2)(b), for the words “a Contracting Government” there...

      4. 4.After regulation 4(2), there shall be inserted the following—

      5. 5.At the beginning of regulation 4(5), there shall be inserted...

      6. 6.After regulation 4(5), there shall be inserted the following—

      7. 7.After regulation 4(6), there shall be inserted the following—

  8. Explanatory Note

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