Merchant Shipping Act, 1981

Amendment of Merchant Shipping Acts in consequence of amendment of Convention of 1974.

3.—(1) The Minister may by order modify or otherwise amend the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1981, in such manner as appears to him to be necessary to enable effect to be given to any amendment of the Convention of 1974 which is made in accordance with Article VIII thereof (which provides for the making of amendments either after consultation within the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation or by a specially convened conference of contracting governments).

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, the power conferred on the Minister by this section shall include power—

(a) to amend an enactment so as to extend the scope of the rules or regulations which may be made under or by virtue of the enactment, and

(b) to provide for such transitional and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be appropriate.

(3) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).