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The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 242

Merchant Shipping

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

Made

20th February 2018

Laid before Parliament

28th February 2018

Coming into force

6th April 2018

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) in relation to measures relating to the safety of ships and the health and safety of persons on them(2) and in relation to measures relating to maritime transport(3).

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 85(1)(a) and (b), (3), (5) and (7) and section 86(1) and (2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(4) and by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

In accordance with section 86(4) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 the Secretary of State has consulted the persons referred to in that section.

(1)

1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by section 27 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) and by section 3 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7). The Maritime Labour Convention is regarded as one of the EU treaties within the meaning of section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 by virtue of the European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1757).

(4)

1995 c.21. Sections 85 and 86 were amended by section 8 of the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997 (c.28), and are applied to hovercraft by article 4 of the Hovercraft (Application of Enactments) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1350) (sections 85 and 86 re-enact sections 21 and 22 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 (c.39), to which that article refers). There are other amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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