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The Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998

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2.  In regulation 2—

(a)omit the definition of “the 1966 Convention”;

(b)omit the definition of “the 1988 Protocol”;

(c)for the definition of “appropriate certificate” substitute–

“appropriate certificate” means a United Kingdom Load Line Certificate;

(d)for the definition of “appropriate load line” substitute—

“appropriate load line” means the load line directed to be marked on a ship pursuant to regulation 7(2)(b);

(e)omit the definition of “Convention country”;

(f)omit the definition of “Convention-size”;

(g)in the definition of “Exemption Certificate” omit “an International Load Line Exemption Certificate or”;

(h)omit the definition of “International Load Line Certificate”;

(i)omit the definition of “International Load Line Certificate (1966)”;

(j)omit the definition of “International Load Line Exemption Certificate”;

(k)omit the definition of “International Load Line Exemption Certificate (1966)”;

(l)for the definition of “international voyage” substitute–

“international voyage” means a voyage between a port in the United Kingdom and a port outside the United Kingdom;

(m)in the definition of “Maritime and Coastguard Agency” for “Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions” substitute “Department for Transport”;

(n)omit the definition of “material date”;

(o)in the definition of “new ship” for “the material date” substitute “21st July 1968”;

(p)omit the definition of “parent country”;

(q)for the definition of “pleasure vessel” substitute–

(a)any vessel which at the time it is being used is—

(i)in the case of a vessel wholly owned by–

(aa)an individual or individuals, used only for the sport or pleasure of the owner or the immediate family or friends of the owner; or

(bb)a body corporate, used only for sport or pleasure and on which the persons on board are employees or officers of the body corporate, or their immediate family or friends; and

(ii)on a voyage or excursion which is one for which the owner does not receive money for or in connection with operating the vessel or carrying any person, other than as a contribution to the direct expenses of the operation of the vessel incurred during the voyage or excursion; or

(b)any vessel wholly owned by or on behalf of a members’ club formed for the purpose of sport or pleasure which, at the time it is being used, is used only for the sport or pleasure of members of that club or their immediate family, and for the use of which any charges levied are paid into club funds and applied for the general use of the club,

where, in the case of any vessel referred to in paragraphs (a) or (b), no other payments are made by or on behalf of users of the vessel, other than by the owner; and in this definition “immediate family” means, in relation to an individual, the spouse or civil partner of the individual, and a relative of the individual or the individual’s spouse or civil partner; and “relative” means brother, sister, ancestor or lineal descendant;

(r)omit the definition of “relevant entry into force date”;

(s)in the definition of “United Kingdom Load Line Certificate” omit “other than an International Load Line Certificate”;

(t)omit the definition of “valid Convention certificate”;

(u)omit paragraph (3).

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