The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Extension of Maritime Labour Certificate) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/716

2019 No. 716

Merchant Shipping

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Extension of Maritime Labour Certificate) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Made 28th March 2019

Laid before Parliament 28th March 2019

Coming into force 23th April 2019

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19721in relation to measures relating to the safety of ships and the health and safety of persons on them2and in relation to measures relating to maritime transport3.

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of that Act4and sections 85(1) and 86(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 19955, makes the following Regulations.

In accordance with section 86(4) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 the Secretary of State has consulted the persons referred to in that section.

S-1 Citation, commencement and application

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Extension of Maritime Labour Certificate) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 and come into force on 23rd April 2019.

(2) These Regulations do not apply in relation to renewal surveys required by regulation 5(1)(b) of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 20136which are completed before the coming into force of these Regulations.

S-2 Amendment of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013

Amendment of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013

2.—(1) The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation), in the definition of “anniversary date”, for “date of expiry” substitute “original date of expiry”;

(3) In regulation 10 (duration and validity of maritime labour certificates)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph (1) for “paragraph (2)” substitute “paragraphs (2) and (2B)”;

(b)

(b) in paragraph (2), before “date” insert “original”;

(c)

(c) after paragraph (2) insert—

S-2A

“2A This paragraph applies where a renewal survey as required by regulation 5(1)(b) has been completed but a new Maritime Labour Certificate cannot, on the date of completion of the survey—

(a) be issued; or

(b) made available on board the ship.

S-2B

2B Where paragraph (2A) applies, the certifying authority may extend the period of validity of the existing Maritime Labour Certificate by a period not exceeding 5 months.

S-2C

2C Where a certifying authority extends the period of validity of a Maritime Labour Certificate under paragraph (2B), it must—

(a) issue the new Maritime Labour Certificate as being valid from the original date of expiry of the existing certificate; and

(b) endorse the existing certificate accordingly.

S-2D

2D “Original date of expiry”, in...

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