Merchant Shipping Act, 1966

Extension of duty to report dangers to navigation.

17.—The matters of which information is to be sent by the master of a ship in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Distress and Urgency Signals and Danger Warning) Rules, 1936 , and section 35 of the Act of 1952 shall include—

(a) air temperatures below freezing point associated with gale force winds causing severe ice accretion on the superstructure of ships; and

(b) winds of force 10 or above on the Beaufort Scale for which no storm warning has been received.