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

Insertion of particulars as to load line in agreements with crew.

48.—(1) Before an agreement with the crew of any Saorstát Eireann load line ship in respect of which a load line certificate is in force is signed by any member of the crew, the master of the ship shall insert in the agreement the particulars as to the position of the deck-line and load lines specified in the certificate, and if he fails to do so, 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.

(2) In the case of a Saorstát Eireann load line ship being a foreign-going ship, a superintendent shall not proceed with the engagement of the crew until—

(a) there is produced to him a load line certificate for the time being in force in respect of the ship; and

(b) he is satisfied that the particulars required by this section have been inserted in the agreement with the crew.

Special Provisions as to Load Line Convention ships not registered in Saorstát Eireann.