Merchant Shipping Act, 1966

Issue of exemption certificates where Convention country issues corresponding qualified certificates.

14.—Where the Minister, under section 27 (9) of the Act of 1952, requests the government of a country to which the Convention applies to issue in respect of a ship such certificates as he is authorised to issue under section 20 (3), section 22 (2) or section 23 (2) of that Act or under paragraph (a) of section 4 (2) of this Act, and that government is willing to issue, in pursuance of that request, a qualified certificate thereunder but is not willing to issue the corresponding exemption certificate, the Minister may issue that exemption certificate in respect of the ship.