Merchant Shipping Act, 1981

Amendment of section 19 of Act of 1952.

11.—Section 19 of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (a) of subsection (1):

“(a) the requirements that radio navigational aids, other than direction-finders, shall comply with (including requirements relating to their position and method of fitting) if they are carried on board—

(i) any ship registered in the State,

(ii) any other ship while she is within any port in the State.”; and

(b) the insertion of the following subsection before subsection (2):

“(IA) The Minister may make rules prescribing such requirements as appear to him to be appropriate to implement the provisions of the Safety Convention relating to navigational equipment.”.