Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993


Wrecked and Stranded Vessels

Interpretation ( Part IV ).

39.—(1) In this Part, except where the context otherwise requires—

“Director of the National Museum” includes any person who is for the time being performing the functions of the Director;

“district”, in relation to a receiver, has the meaning assigned to it by section 41 (1);

“receiver” means a receiver of wreck.

(2) A reference in this Part to a wrecked or stranded vessel includes—

(a) a vessel which is sunk, partially sunk, wrecked, grounded, stranded or abandoned,

(b) any part of such a vessel, and

(c) any article, thing or collection of things being or forming part of the tackle, equipment, cargo, stores, bunkers, oils or ballast of a wrecked vessel,

and, without prejudice to section 2 (1), references to wreck shall be construed as including a wrecked or stranded vessel.