Search Legislation

The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterway and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters’ Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Holders of Thames watermen’s licences

This sectionnoteType=Explanatory Memorandum has no associated

33.  (1)  This regulation applies to every person who, on 22nd December 2006, holds a waterman’s licence issued under the Port of London Act 1968(1).

(2) Notwithstanding regulation 8, a person to whom this regulation applies may serve as master of vessels of a kind on which he is working regularly in the period leading up to 22nd December 2006 if—

(a)he makes an application for a boatmaster’s licence which is—

(i)a qualifying application, or

(ii)an interim qualifying application,

and which is received by the Secretary of State on or before 31st December 2006,

(b)he has worked as a waterman for an aggregate period of not less than 120 days during the period of 5 years ending on the date of that application, and

(c)he is medically fit to perform normal duties.

(3) An application is a qualifying application for the purposes of this regulation if it is accompanied by—

(a)documentary evidence sufficient to show that he satisfies the requirement in paragraph (2)(b),

(b)documentary evidence sufficient to show that he has knowledge of basic personal survival and fire fighting techniques and of first aid prescribed for the issue of a Tier 1 boatmaster’s licence in Part 1 of Schedule 4,

(c)evidence which is initially sufficient to support his claim that he is fit to perform normal duties, and

(d)the fee of £28.

(4) An application is an interim qualifying application for the purposes of this regulation if it is accompanied by—

(a)documentary evidence sufficient to show that he satisfies the requirement in paragraph (2)(b),

(b)evidence which is initially sufficient to support his claim that he is fit to perform normal duties, and

(c)the fee of £28.

(5) Where an applicant satisfies the requirements of paragraph (2), the Secretary of State must issue to him a Tier 1 boatmaster’s licence of such a class as is appropriate having regard to—

(a)the nature of his waterman’s licence, and

(b)his experience of service within the Port of London area.

(6) Subject (in the case of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph) to paragraph (8), where an applicant satisfies the requirements of sub-paragraphs (a)(i), (b) and (c) of paragraph (2), the Secretary of State must issue to him a licence which will remain in force—

(a)in the case of an applicant aged 59 or under on 1st January 2007, until 31st December 2011;

(b)in the case of an applicant aged not less than 60 nor more than 63 on 1st January 2007, for a period ending on the applicant’s 65th birthday;

(c)in the case of an applicant aged 64 or over on 1st January 2007, until 31st December 2007.

(7) If the documentary evidence supplied under paragraph (3)(a) by an applicant aged 63 or under on 1st January 2007 shows that, during the previous 5 years, he has not had adequate experience as a waterman throughout the whole of the Port of London area, the Secretary of State must issue him with a relevant local knowledge endorsement which will remain in force only until 31st December 2008.

(8) Where an applicant satisfies the requirements of sub-paragraphs (a)(ii), (b) and (c) of paragraph (2), the Secretary of State must issue to him a licence endorsed with the word “Interim” which will remain in force until 31st December 2007.

(9) The benefit of paragraph (2) does not extend beyond the date when a boatmaster’s licence—

(a)is granted under this regulation, or

(b)is refused.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources