Merchant Shipping Act, 1966

Renewal of radio certificates for small cargo ships.

13.—Where a radio certificate or qualified radio certificate is in force in respect of a ship of less than five hundred tons gross tonnage, other than a passenger steamer, and the ship is surveyed by a radio surveyor at a time not earlier than two months before the end of the period for which the certificate is in force, then, if on receipt of the declaration of survey a new certificate is issued before the end of that period,—

(a) the current certificate may be cancelled; and

(b) the new certificate may, notwithstanding anything in section 27 (3) of the Act of 1952, be issued for a period ending not later than twelve months after the end of the first-mentioned period.