Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (Unregistered Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1991

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1991/1365

1991No. 1365

MERCHANT SHIPPING

The Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (Unregistered Fishing

Vessels) Regulations 1991

11thJune1991

17thJune1991

8thJuly1991

The Secretary of State for Transport, after consulting with the organisations referred to in section 99(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970( a), in exercise of powers conferred by section 92 of that Act, and now vested in him( b), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:-

Citation, commencement and revocation

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (Unregistered Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1991 and shall come into force on 8th July 1991.

(2) The Merchant Shipping (Unregistered Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972( c) are hereby revoked.

Extension to fishing vessels eligible to be registered

2. It is hereby directed that-

(a) the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970 specified in column 1 of Part I of the Schedule to these Regulations; and(b) the provisions of the Regulations made under that Act specified in column I of Part II of the Schedule;

shall extend to ships of the following descriptions, that is to say, sea-going fishing vessels-

(i) which are to be treated as British owned within the meaning of section 14 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988( d); and(ii) which are eligible to be registered under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 but are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere;

and to masters and seamen employed in them, with such exceptions, adaptations or modifica- tions (if any) as are specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

Extension of section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970

3.-(1) It is hereby directed that section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970( e) shall extend to ships of the following description, that is to say sea-going fishing vessels-

(i) which are to be treated as British owned within the meaning of section 14 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 and

(a) 1970 c. 36; section 92 was amended by thc Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12), Schedule 5.

(b) See S.I. 1970/1537.

(c) S.I. 1972/1877.

(d) 1988 c. 12.

(e) Section 27 was substituted by sections 32 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988.

(ii) which are eligible to be registered under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 but are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere;

and to masters and seamen employed in them.

(2) It is hereby directed that the said section 27 shall apply to sea-going fishing vessels which are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, not falling within paragraph (1) above, and to masters and seamen employed in them, when such ships are within the seaward limits of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom while proceeding to or from a port in the United Kingdom or while fishing...

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