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

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1.  Regulation 2 shall be amended as follows—

(a)paragraph (1) shall be omitted;

(b)in paragraph (2)—

(i)the definitions of “Community port”, “the Coastguard Agency”, “in bulk”, “infectious substances”, “in packaged form”, “packaged goods”, “shipper”, “SOLAS” and “United Kingdom ship” shall be omitted,

(ii)in the definition of “IBC Code”, after the word “means” there shall be inserted “the 1998 edition of”,

(iii)in the definition of “IGC Code”, after the word “means” there shall be inserted “the 1993 edition of”,

(iv)in the definition of “IMDG Code”, for the words “the 1994 edition”, there shall be substituted “the 2002 edition”,

(v)for the definition of “INF Code” there shall be substituted the following—

“INF Code” means the 2001 edition of the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuels, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Waste on Board Ships, and

(vi)after the definition of “installation” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the MCA” means the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport;

(c)in paragraph (3) the words “or SOLAS” shall be omitted; and

(d)after paragraph (3) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(4) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)“United Kingdom ship” means a ship which—

(i)is registered in the United Kingdom, or

(ii)is not registered under the law of any country but is wholly owned by persons each of whom is—

(aa)a British Citizen, a British overseas territories citizen or a British Overseas citizen, or

(bb)a body corporate which is established under the law of any part of the United Kingdom and has its principal place of business in the United Kingdom; and

(b)“British Citizen”, “British overseas territories citizen” and “British Overseas citizen” have the same meaning as in the British Nationality Act 1981(1)..

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