Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act, 1933

Certificates of Convention ships not registered in Saorstát Eireann.

16.—(1) The Minister may, at the request of the Government of a country to which the Safety Convention applies, issue a general safety certificate, a short voyage safety certificate or a wireless telegraphy certificate in respect of a ship of that country if he is satisfied in like manner as in the case of a Saorstát Eireann ship that he can properly issue the certificate, and, where a certificate is issued at such a request, it shall contain a statement that it has been so issued.

(2) With a view to determining the validity in Saorstát Eireann of certificates purporting to have been issued in accordance with the Safety Convention in respect of Safety Convention ships not registered in Saorstát Eireann, the Minister shall make such regulations as appear to him to be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to Article fifty-five of the Safety Convention, and, for the purpose of the provisions hereafter contained in this Part of this Act relating to Safety Convention ships not registered in Saorstát Eireann the expression “a valid Safety Convention certificate” means a certificate or certificates complying with such of those regulations as are applicable in the circumstances.

(3) Where a valid Safety Convention certificate is produced in respect of a Safety Convention passenger steamer, not registered in Saorstát Eireann, and there is attached to the certificate a memorandum which—

(a) has been issued by or under the authority of the Government of the country to which the steamer belongs; and

(b) modifies for the purpose of any particular voyage, in view of the number of persons actually carried on that voyage, the particulars stated in the certificate with respect to life-saving appliances;

the certificate shall have effect for the purpose of that voyage as if it were modified in accordance with the memorandum.