Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (Unregistered Ships) Regulations 1991

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1991/1366

1991 No. 1366

MERCHANT SHIPPING

The Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (Unregistered Ships) Regulations 1991

Made 12th June 1991

Laid before Parliament 17th June 1991

Coming into force 8th July 1991

The Secretary of State for Transport, after consulting with the organisations referred to in section 99(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 19701, in exercise of powers conferred by section 92 of that Act, and now vested in him2, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and revocation
S-1 Citation, commencement and revocation

Citation, commencement and revocation

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

(2) The Merchant Shipping (Unregistered Ships) Regulations 19723are hereby revoked.

Extension to ships entitled to be registered of 24 metres or more in length
S-2 Extension to ships entitled to be registered of 24 metres or more in length

Extension to ships entitled to be registered of 24 metres or more in length

2. It is hereby directed that—

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

(b) the provisions of the Regulations made under that Act specified in column 1 of Part II of that Schedule ;

shall extend to ships (other than fishing vessels) of the following description, that is to say, sea-going ships—

(i) which are wholly owned by a person resident in, or by a body corporate (not being a general lighthouse authority) having a principal place of business in, the United Kingdom ;

(ii) which are entitled to be registered in the United Kingdom under the Merchant Shipping Act 18944but are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere ; and

(iii) which are 24 metres or more in length ;

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

Extension to ships entitled to be registered of less than 24 metres in length
S-3 Extension to ships entitled to be registered of less than 24 metres in length

Extension to ships entitled to be registered of less than 24 metres in length

3. It is hereby directed that—

(a) the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970 specified in column 1 of Part I of Schedule 2 to these Regulations ; and

(b) the provisions of the Regulations made under that Act specified in column 1 of Part II of that Schedule;

shall extend to ships (other than fishing vessels) of the following description, that is to say, sea-going ships

(i) which are wholly owned by a person resident in, or a body corporate (not being a general lighthouse authority) having a principal place of business in, the United Kingdom ; and

(ii) which are entitled to be registered in the United Kingdom under the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 but are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere ; and

(iii) which are less than 24 metres in length;

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

Extension of section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970
S-4 Extension of section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970

Extension of section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970

4.—(1) It is hereby directed that section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 19705shall extend to ships (other than fishing vessels) of the following description, that is to say sea-going ships—

(i)

(i) which are wholly owned by a person resident in, or a body corporate (not being a general lighthouse authority) having a principal place of business in, the United Kingdom ; and

(ii)

(ii) which are entitled to be registered in the United Kingdom under the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 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 ships (other than fishing vessels) which are not registered, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, other than ships falling within paragraph (1) above, and to masters and seamen employed in them, when such ships are within the saeward limits of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom while proceeding to or from a port in the United Kingdom.

Amendment of regulations

Amendment of regulations

S-5 The Merchant Shipping (Crew Accomodation) Regulations 1978 ...

5. The Merchant Shipping (Crew Accomodation) Regulations 19786shall be amended by substituting for regulation 4(1)(b) the following—

“(b)

“(b) is not registered in the United Kingdom or elsewhere”.

S-6 The Merchant Shipping (Returns of Births and Deaths)...

6. The Merchant Shipping (Returns of Births and Deaths) Regulations 19797shall be amended by deleting the word “British” from regulation 12(1).

Brabazon of Tara

Minister of State,

Department of Transport

12th June 1991

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 2

EXTENSION TO UNREGISTERED SHIPS OF THE DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN REGULATION 2

1 Part I

Part I

Column 1

Column 2

Provision of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970

Exception, adaption or modification to which extension is subject

Sections 1 to 4.

Section 5

Subject to the modification that, for the reference to a ship ceasing to be registered in the United Kingdom, there shall be substituted a reference to its ceasing to be...

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