Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act, 1968

Short title, construction, collective citation and commencement.

32.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act, 1968.

(2) This Act shall be construed as one with the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1966, and, without prejudice to the generality of this provision, references in those Acts to the Merchant Shipping Acts shall be construed as including references to this Act.

(3) The Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1966, and this Act may be cited together as the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1968.

(4) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provisions and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.