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

Miscellaneous privileges of passenger steamers holding Convention certificate.

18.—Where a valid Safety Convention certificate is produced in respect of a Safety Convention passenger steamer not registered in Saorstát Eireann—

(a) the steamer shall be exempt from the following enactments, namely, paragraphs (d) and (f) of sub-section (1) of section two hundred and ninety of the Principal Act (which relates to the equipment of emigrant ships), and sections four hundred and twenty-seven to four hundred and thirty-one of that Act (which relate to life-saving appliances); and

(b) the steamer shall not be deemed to be unsafe for the purposes of sections four hundred and fifty-nine or four hundred and sixty-two of the Principal Act by reason of the defective condition of her hull, equipment or machinery, unless it appears that the steamer cannot proceed to sea without danger to the passengers or crew owing to the fact that the actual condition of the steamer does not correspond substantially with the particulars stated in the certificate.