Merchant Shipping Act 1907

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1907 c. 52


Merchant Shipping Act, 1907

(7 Edw. 7.) CHAPTER 52.

An Act to amend section seventy-eight of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, with respect to the deduction of the space occupied by propelling power in ascertaining the tonnage of a ship.

[28th August 1907]

B E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Restriction on deduction for space occupied by propelling power.

1 Restriction on deduction for space occupied by propelling power.

1. The deduction under section seventy-eight of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894(in this Act referred to as ‘the principal Act’), for the space occupied by the propelling power of a ship shall not in any case exceed fifty-five per cent. of that portion of the tonnage of the ship which remains after deducting from the gross tonnage any deductions allowed under section seventy-nine of the principal Act: Provided that—

a ) This section shall not apply to steam ships constructed for the purpose of towing vessels so long as they are exclusively employed as tugs, but if and when employed for the carriage of passengers, cargoes, or stores, or using graving docks or dry docks or places provided for the repairing of vessels, the register tonnage, on which dues based on register tonnage may be levied by any harbour or dock authority, shall be ascertained in manner provided by the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1906, as amended by this Act and
b ) This section shall not come into operation until the first day of January nineteen hundred and fourteen in the case of the following ships (in this Act referred to as existing ships), namely, ships constructed, or the construction of which has been commenced, before the first day of May nineteen hundred and seven, and ships a contract for the construction of which has been made before the first day of May nineteen hundred and seven, though the construction has not actually commenced before that date
S-2 Saving for authorities having power to charge otherwise than on register tonnage.

2 Saving for authorities having power to charge otherwise than on register tonnage.

2. Nothing in this Act shall affect any power which any dock or harbour authority have under any Act or Order confirmed by Parliament or having the effect of an Act of Parliament to charge tonnage rates, dues...

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