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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018

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Survey and certification of non-United Kingdom NLS ships by the Secretary of State

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17.—(1) The Secretary of State, when requested to do so by a Contracting State other than the United Kingdom, may cause a survey to be carried out in respect of an NLS ship which is not a United Kingdom ship.

(2) If a survey described in paragraph (1) has been carried out and the Secretary of State is satisfied that the relevant requirements are complied with the Secretary of State must, subject to the payment of any fee due under the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2006—

(a)in the case of a ship for which there is no NLS certificate, issue a new certificate; or

(b)in the case of a ship for which there is an existing NLS certificate, endorse that certificate.

(3) A certificate issued or endorsed under paragraph (2)—

(a)must be in the form appropriate to that ship as prescribed in Annex II;

(b)must contain a statement that it has been so issued or endorsed; and

(c)has the same effect as if it had been issued or endorsed by the Contracting State who made the request referred to in paragraph (1).

(4) The Secretary of State must, as soon as possible after completion of a survey carried out under paragraph (1), send to the Contracting State who made the request a copy of—

(a)the report of that survey; and

(b)any certificate issued or endorsed under paragraph (2).

(5) The Secretary of State must not issue or endorse a certificate in respect of a ship which—

(a)is registered in a country which is not a Contracting State; or

(b)is not so registered, but is entitled to fly the flag of a country which is not a Contracting State.

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