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

Publication of load line certificate and particulars relating to depth of loading.

47.—(1) When a load line certificate has been issued in pursuance of the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Act in respect of a Saorstát Eireann load line ship—

(a) the owner of the ship shall forthwith on the receipt of the certificate cause it to be framed and posted up in some conspicuous place on board the ship, and to be kept so framed and posted up and legible so long as the certificate remains in force and the ship is in use; and

(b) the master of the ship, before making any other entry in any official log-book, shall enter therein the particulars as to the position of the deck-line and load lines specified in the certificate.

(2) Before any Saorstát Eireann load line ship leaves any dock, wharf, harbour or other place for the purpose of proceeding to sea, the master thereof shall—

(a) enter in the official log-book such particulars relating to the depth to which the ship is for the time being loaded as the Minister may by regulations prescribe; and

(b) cause a notice, in such form and containing such of the said particulars as may be required by the said regulations, to be posted up in some conspicuous place on board the ship and to be kept so posted up and legible until the ship arrives at some other dock, wharf, harbour or place:

Provided that the Minister may by the said regulations exempt home trade ships or any, class of home trade ships from the requirements of paragraph (b) of this sub-section.

(3) If the master or owner of any Saorstát Eireann load line ship fails to comply with the provisions of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.