Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1993

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1993/1072

1993 No. 1072

MERCHANT SHIPPING

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1993

Made 14th April 1993

Laid before Parliament 22th April 1993

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by the enactments specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1 PRELIMINARY

PART I

PRELIMINARY

S-1 These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping...

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force:

(a) in the case of vessels which are not small vessels, on 13th May 1993; and

(b) in the case of small vessels, on 1st April 1994.

S-2 In these Regulations: “appropriate certificate” means a...

2. In these Regulations:

“appropriate certificate” means a certificate issued under regulation 9 or 15 below or as mentioned in regulation 10;

“non-United Kingdom vessel” means a vessel which is not a United Kingdom ship within the meaning of section 21(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 19791;

“small vessel” means an existing ship of less than 150 tons gross or a new ship of less than 24 metres in length; and for this purpose “existing ship”, “new ship”, “tons gross” and “length” have the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 19672.

2 DEFINITION OF PLEASURE YACHT OR PLEASURE CRAFT USED IN CERTAIN MERCHANT SHIPPING LEGISLATION

PART II

DEFINITION OF PLEASURE YACHT OR PLEASURE CRAFT USED IN CERTAIN MERCHANT SHIPPING LEGISLATION

S-3 For the definition of “pleasure yacht” or “pleasure craft”, as...

3.—(1) For the definition of “pleasure yacht” or “pleasure craft”, as the case may be, in the Regulations and Rules listed in Schedule 2 to these Regulations there shall be substituted the following:

“pleasure vessel” means—

(i) any vessel which at the time it is being used is:

a

(i) in the case of a vessel wholly owned by an individual or individuals is used only for the sport or pleasure of the owner or the immediate family or friends of the owner; or

(ii) in the case of a vessel owned by a body corporate, the persons on the vessel are employees or officers of the body corporate, or their immediate family or friends; and

(b) on a voyage or excursion which is one for which the owner does not receive money for or in connection with operating the vessel or carrying any person, other than as a contribution to the direct expenses of the operation of the vessel incurred during the voyage or excursion; or

(ii) any vessel wholly owned by or on behalf of a members' club formed for the purpose of sport or pleasure which, at the time it is being used, is used only for the sport or pleasure of members of that club or their immediate family; and for the use of which any charges levied are paid into club funds and applied for the general use of the club; and

(iii) in the case of any vessel referred to in paragraphs (i) or (ii) above no other payments are made by or on behalf of users of the vessel, other than by the owner.

In this definition “immediate family” means—

in relation to an individual, the husband or wife of the individual, and a relative of the individual or the individual’s husband or wife, and “relative” means brother, sister, ancestor or lineal descendant.

(2) For all references in the Regulations and Rules listed in Schedule 2 to pleasure craft or pleasure yachts there shall be substituted references to pleasure vessels.

3 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIALLY OPERATED VESSELS

PART III

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIALLY OPERATED VESSELS

S-4 Subject to regulation 16(2) below, regulations 5 to 19 apply:...

4. Subject to regulation 16(2) below, regulations 5 to 19 apply:

(a) to any sea going United Kingdom vessel used for sport or pleasure which is not a pleasure vessel (as defined in regulation 3 above); and

(b) except in the case of regulation 16, to any other seagoing vessel which:

(i) is not a small vessel; and

(ii) is used for sport or pleasure; and

(iii) is not a pleasure vessel as defined in regulation 3 above;

whilst in United Kingdom ports.

S-5 The statutory instruments made under the Merchant Shipping...

5. The statutory instruments made under the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967 listed in Schedule 3 shall apply to vessels (whether or not registered) to which this regulation applies as they apply to other vessels and references in these Regulations to the “Load Lines Rules” means the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Rules 19683as so applied.

S-6 Subject to regulation 16(2) below, in addition to the...

6. Subject to regulation 16(2) below, in addition to the requirements of regulation 5, and subject to regulation 10 and to any exemption conferred by regulation 14, no vessel to which this regulation applies shall proceed or attempt to proceed to sea unless:

(a) the vessel has been surveyed in accordance with the Load Lines Rules;

(b) the vessel is marked with a deck-line and with load lines in accordance with those Rules;

(c) the vessel complies with the conditions of assignment in accordance with those Rules; and

(d) the stability information required by those Rules is provided for the guidance of the master of the vessel in the manner determined in accordance with the Rules.

S-7 Where a vessel to which this regulation applies is marked with...

7.—(1) Where a vessel to which this regulation applies is marked with load lines, the vessel shall be so loaded that:

(a)

(a) if the vessel is in salt water and has no list, the appropriate load line on each side of the vessel is not submerged; or

(b)

(b) in any other case, the appropriate load line on each side of the vessel would not be submerged if the vessel was in salt water and had no list.

(2) For the purposes of the application of this regulation to a vessel in any circumstances prescribed by the Load Line Rules “the appropriate load line” means the load line which, in accordance with those Rules, indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be loaded in salt water in those circumstances.

S-8 Except where duly authorised by the Secretary of State no...

8. Except where duly authorised by the Secretary of State no person shall conceal, remove, alter, deface or obliterate, or cause or permit any other person under his control to conceal, remove, alter, deface or obliterate, any mark with which the vessel is marked in accordance with the Load Lines Rules.

S-9 Where a vessel to which this regulation applies has been...

9.—(1) Where a vessel to which this regulation applies has been surveyed and marked in accordance with the Load Line Rules, a certificate, complying with the provisions of this regulation or regulation 15 shall, on application, be issued to the owner of the vessel.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation the certificate referred to in subparagraph (1) shall be:

(a)

(a) in the case of a United Kingdom vessel which is not a small vessel an “International Load Line Certificate (1966)”; or

(b)

(b) in the case of a small United Kingdom vessel, a “United Kingdom Load Line Certificate”; or

(c)

(c) in the case of any non-United Kingdom vessel, a “United Kingdom Load Line Certificate”.

(3) Subject to the following paragraph, any certificate required by paragraph (1) of this regulation to be issued shall:

(a)

(a) be in such form, and shall be issued in such manner, as is prescribed by the Load Line Rules; and

(b)

(b) be issued by the Department of Transport or by an organisation or a person authorised in that behalf by the Department.

(4) Any certificate referred to in paragraph (2)(c) above shall be valid only so long as the vessel is not plying on international voyages, and shall be cancelled by the Secretary of State if he has reason to believe that the vessel is plying on international voyages; and in this paragraph “international voyage” has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967.

S-10 Regulations 6 and 9(1) above do not apply to a non-United...

10. Regulations 6 and 9(1) above do not apply to a non-United Kingdom vessel in respect of which a valid International Load Line Certificate (1966) has been issued.

S-11 Where an appropriate certificate, which is in force, is...

11. Where an appropriate certificate, which is in force, is produced in respect of the vessel to which the certificate relates:

(a) the vessel shall be deemed to have been surveyed in accordance with the Load Line Rules; and

(b) if lines are marked on the vessel corresponding in number and description to the deck-line and load lines as required by the Load Line Rules, and the positions of those lines so marked correspond to the positions of the deck-line and load lines as specified in the certificate, the vessel shall be deemed to be marked as required by those Rules.

S-12 Subject to regulation 16 below, no vessel to which this...

12.—(1) Subject to regulation 16 below, no vessel to which this regulation applies shall proceed or attempt to proceed to sea unless the appropriate certificate is in force in respect of the vessel.

(2) Before any such vessel proceeds to sea, the master of the vessel shall produce the appropriate certificate to the officer of Customs from whom a clearance for the vessel is demanded; and a clearance shall not be granted, and the vessel may be detained until the appropriate certificate is so produced.

S-13 When a certificate is issued in respect of a vessel under...

13.—(1) When a certificate is issued in respect of a vessel under regulation 9 or 15 of these Regulations the owner of the vessel shall forthwith on receipt of the certificate cause it to be framed and posted up in some conspicuous place on board the vessel, and shall cause it to be kept so framed and posted up and legible so long as the certificate remains in force and the vessel is in use.

(2) A surveyor duly authorised by the Secretary of State may inspect any vessel to which...

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