Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

Notice of loss of British ship to be given to the Board of Trade.

426.(1) If the managing owner or, in the event of there being no managing owner, the ship’s husband, of any British ship has reason, owing to the non-appearance of the ship or ta any other circumstance, to apprehend that the ship has been wholly lost, he shall, as soon as conveniently may be, send ta the Board of Trade notice in writing of the loss and of the probable occasion thereof, stating the name of the ship, her official number (if any), and the port to which she belongs.

(2) If a managing owner or ship’s husband fails without reasonable cause to comply with this section within a reasonable time, he shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

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