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

Wireless telegraphy rules to implement Chapter IV of Safety Convention.

6.—(1) The wireless telegraphy rules applicable to ships plying on international voyages shall include such requirements as appear to the Minister, after consultation with the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs to implement the provisions of Chapter IV of the Safety Convention (except in so far as the said provisions are otherwise implemented by the Merchant Shipping Acts).

(2) The wireless telegraphy rules shall further require that the wireless telegraph installation to be provided on passenger steamers of five thousand tons gross tonnage or upwards shall (after such date not being later than the first day of January nineteen hundred and thirty-five as may be prescribed by the rules) include a wireless direction finding apparatus as required by Article forty-seven and paragraph 17 of Article thirty-one of the Safety Convention.