Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014

Transitional provisions

14. (1) On the establishment of the Register under section 9 , the register books kept under section 24 of the Act of 1955 shall close and all registrations on those books shall be considered to be registered on the Register and shall become registered in the appropriate Part in the Register and, subject to the requirements of this Act, the registration shall be valid for a period of up to 5 years from that date.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1955, where a person has commenced an application to register a ship under the Act of 1955 before the repeal of the Act, the application shall be considered under that Act.

(3) Where the registration of a ship is granted under the Act of 1955 in accordance with subsection (2) the registration is deemed to be granted under this Act and to be in force to a date to be determined by the Minister which, subject to the requirements of this Act, shall not be more than 5 years after the date of registration.