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Merchant Shipping Act, 1906

MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT 1906

[6 Edw. 7. Ch. 48.]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

Part I.

Safety.

Section

1.

Application, of British load-line provisions to foreign ships.

2.

Detention of foreign ships when unsafe owing to defective equipment, &c.

3.

Loading of grain cargoes on foreign ships.

4.

Power to apply rules as to life-saving appliances to foreign ships in certain cases.

5.

Appointed day.

6.

Saving for ship coming in under stress of weather, &c.

7.

Coasting steamships not to be exempt from load-line provisions.

8.

Extension of provisions as to the time of marking load-line.

9.

Entry in log-book of boat drill, &c.

10.

Loading of timber.

11.

Summary prosecution for offences under the loading of grain provisions.

12.

Prohibition of engagement of seamen with insufficient knowledge of English.

Part II.

Passenger and Emigrant Ships.

13.

Inclusion of foreign steamships as passenger steamers.

14.

Definition of steerage passenger.

15.

Passengers landed or embarked by means of tenders.

16.

Restriction as to the decks on which passengers may be carried.

17.

Regulations substituted for Schedules 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of principal Act.

18.

Copies of scale of provisions applicable to voyage to be produced to steerage passenger and posted up in ship.

19.

Provision as to the time at which a steerage passenger is to be ready to embark. 20. Power to allow continuing master's bond.

20.

Power to allow continuing master’s bond.

21.

Penalty on master or owner for non-compliance with provisions as to passenger steamers.

22.

Overcrowding of passenger steamers.

23.

Sale of steerage passages.

24.

Frauds in inducing or attempting to induce persons to engage passages.

Part III.

Seamen's Food.

25.

Statutory scale of provisions.

26.

Inspection of provisions and water.

27.

Certificated cooks for foreign-going ships.

Part IV.

Provisions as to Relief and Repatriation of Distressed Seamen, and Seamen left behind Abroad.

28.

Dealing with wages and effects of a seaman who is left behind.

29.

Property of seaman dying on a ship the voyage of which does not terminate in the United Kingdom.

30.

Sanction required for discharge of seamen out of the United Kingdom.

31.

Certificate of discharge abroad.

32.

Repatriation of seamen on termination of service at foreign port.

33.

Discharge, &c. of seamen on change of ownership of ship at a foreign port.

34.

Expenses of medical attendance in case of injury or illness.

35.

Recovery of expenses from owner.

36.

Certificate of proper authority required where a seaman is left behind abroad.

37.

Account of wages in case of seaman left behind on ground of unfitness or inability to proceed to sea.

38.

Payment of wages of seaman left behind on ground of unfitness or inability to proceed to sea.

39.

Application by British consular officer of payments on account of wages of seamen left behind.

40.

Regulations as to relief and maintenance of distressed seamen.

41.

Provisions for relief and maintenance of distressed seamen.

42.

Recovery of expenses of relief of distressed seamen.

43.

Penalty for forcing seamen on shore.

44.

Deduction from wages and payment to superintendents, &c., of fines.

45.

Proper return port.

46.

Mode of providing for return.

47.

Decision of questions as to return by proper authority.

48.

Provisions as to taking distressed seamen on ships.

49.

Definitions of “proper authority” and “seamen.”

Part V.

Miscellaneous.

50.

Ships’ names.

51.

Power to inquire into the title of a registered ship to be registered.

52.

Provisions with respect to mortgages of ships sold to foreigners.

53.

Amendment of 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60. s. 48.

54.

Deduction of spaces used for water ballast in ascertaining tonnage.

55.

Crew space of foreign ships.

56.

Second mate certificates allowed in small foreign-going sailing ships.

57.

Powers of court in case of unreasonable delay in paying masters’ wages.

58.

Title to be rated as A.B.

59.

Notice of disrating of seaman.

60.

Power to except claims from release on settlement of wages.

61.

Obligation to offer allotment notes.

62.

Time for payment of allotment note.

63.

Master to give facilities to seamen for remitting wages.

64.

Increase of crew space.

65.

Provisions as to failure to join ship and desertion.

66.

Appeal from decision on investigation as to shipping casualties.

67.

Power of naval court to send a person sentenced to imprisonment home to undergo sentence.

68.

Appeal from naval courts.

69.

Calculation of tonnage of steamship for the purpose of limitation of liability.

70.

Liability of shipowners as respects ships launched but not registered.

71.

Liability of charterer.

72.

Delivery of wreck to receiver.

73.

Alien pilotage certificates.

74.

Provisions as to superintendence, &c.

75.

Substitution of ship surveyor for shipwright surveyor.

76.

Return to be furnished by masters of ships as to passengers.

77.

Return as to cattlemen brought to the United Kingdom.

78.

Dispensing powers of the Board of Trade.

79.

Power to appoint advisory committees.

80.

Power to register Government ships under the Merchant Shipping Acts.

81.

Application of certain sections of principal Act to Scotland.

82.

Amendment of procedure in Scotland.

83.

Amendment of s. 744 of 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60, as respects Scottish whalers.

Part VI.

Supplemental.

84.

Construction of references to Merchant Shipping Acts.

85.

Repeal.

86.

Short title and commencement.

Schedules.

CHAPTER 48.

An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1900. [21st December 1906.]

BE 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: