Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

Part V.


Prevention of Collisions.

Collision regulations.

418.(1) Her Majesty may, on the joint recommendation of the Admiralty and the Board of Trade, by Order in Council, make regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea, and may thereby regulate the lights to be carried and exhibited, the fog signals to be carried and used, and the steering and sailing rules to be observed, by ships, and those regulations (in this Act referred to as the collision regulations), shall have effect as if enacted in this Act.

(2) The collision regulations, together with the provisions of this Part of this Act relating thereto, or otherwise relating to collisions, shall be observed by all foreign ships within British jurisdiction, and in any case arising in a British court concerning matters arising within British jurisdiction foreign ships shall, so far as respects the collision regulations and the said provisions of this Act, be treated as if they were British ships.

[1 Ss. 427 to 431 were extended to foreign ships by 6 Edw. 7. c. 48. s. 4, and Stat. Rules and Orders, 1908, No. 912, p. 646, as from October 1, 1909.]