Updated to 8 October 2021 (Act No. 32 of 2021 and S.I. No. 516 of 2021)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3  1 August 1992 Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 205 of 1992), art. 2
S. 4 insofar as it repeals  s.27 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1906, in s. 94 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907, the words “or to be used for carrying passengers for hire” in subsection (1), the words “, nor shall any person carry or permit to be carried passengers for hire in any pleasure boat or vessel not so licensed or at any time during the suspension of the licence for the boat or vessel” in subsection (3) and subsection (5) 1 August 1992 Merchant Shipping Act, 1992 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 205 of 1992), art. 2
S. 4 insofar as it repeals ss. 271- 286,  288 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, ss. 21, 22 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1906, s. 17(1) of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1952, s. 19(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1966, ss. 7 and 9 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1981 Not yet commenced; requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 5 1 August 1992 Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 205 of 1992), art. 2
Ss. 6-13   1 January 1999 Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (Part II) (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 547 of 1998), art. 2
Ss. 14-32 1 August 1992 Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 205 of 1992), art. 2
Sch. (see s. 4)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Regs. continued in force 11/2011, ss. 1(10), 47(3)
Application of Act restricted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, regs. 1(3), 42(22), schedule 2 (col. cit.)
Functions transferred and references construed S.I. No. 842 of 2005, arts. 1(2), 4, schedule (col. cit.)
S. 2 definitions amended 20/1998, s. 4(a)
  14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(1)
  14/2010, s. 15(a)
S. 2(1) amended 61/2015, s. 51(a)
  43/2014, ss. 1(3), 68, schedule 4
S. 6 application restricted 14/2010, s. 51(3)(c)
S. 6(2)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(a)(i), (ii)
S. 7 amended 14/2010, s. 8(4)
S. 8 applied with modifications S.I. No. 322 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 10(2)
  S.I. No. 716 of 2004, reg. 10(2)
  S.I. No. 419 of 2002, regs. 8(2)
S. 8 application restricted 14/2010, s. 51(3)(d)
Ss. 8(6)(a), (b), (c) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(b)(i)-(iii)
Ss. 9, 10, 11 (other than (2)) applied with modifications S.I. No. 322 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  S.I. No. 716 of 2004, reg. 10(1)
  S.I. No. 419 of 2002, regs. 8(1)
S. 9(2A) inserted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(c)
Ss. 10(2)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(d)(i), (ii)
Ss. 11(2)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(e)(i), (ii)
S. 12 application restricted 14/2010, s. 43(2)(g)(ii)
Ss. 12(2)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(f)(i), (ii)
Ss. 13(3)(a)(i), (ii), (b), (c) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(g)(i)-(iv)
Pt. 3 (ss. 14-18) fee prescribed S.I. No. 595 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3(2)
  S.I. No. 475 of 1998, arts. 1, 3, schedule 1, pt. 3
  S.I. No. 295 of 1992, art. 3
S. 14 exemption 43/2014, ss. 1(3), 11(1)(c), 24(1)(d)
  S.I. No. 274 of 2002, regs. 1(ii), 3
  S.I. No. 631 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 2
  S.I. No. 172 of 2001, regs. 1(b), 2
Ss. 14(2)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(h)(i), (ii)
S. 14(3) inserted 20/1998, s. 4(b)
S. 14A inserted 20/1998, s. 4(c)
Ss. 14A(3)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(i), (ii)
S. 15 application restricted 14/2010, s. 51(3)(c)
S. 15 fee prescribed S.I. No. 595 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3(1)
Ss. 15(7)(a), (b), (c) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(j)(i)-(iii)
S. 16(2A) inserted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(k)
Ss. 17(3)(a), (b) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(l)(i), (ii)
S. 18 substituted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 47(1), 47(3)
S. 18 safety requirements prescribed S.I. No. 273 of 2002
S. 18(1) substituted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(2)
S. 18(2)(d), (e) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(3)(a), 44(3)(b)
Ss. 18(2)(f), (g), (h) inserted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(3)(c)
S. 18(3) functions transferred and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 2, 3 and sch. 1
S. 18(3A) inserted 14/2010, s. 15(b)
S. 18(4) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(4)
S. 18(5) substituted 61/2015, s. 51(b)
S. 18(5) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(5)
S. 19 substituted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 47(1), 47(3)
S. 19(1) substituted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(6)
Ss. 19(2)(d), (e) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(7)(a), (b)
S. 19(2)(f) inserted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(7)(c)
S. 19(3) functions transferred and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 2, 3 and sch. 1
S. 19(3A) inserted 14/2010, s. 15(c)
S. 19(5)(a) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(8)
S. 19(5) substituted 61/2015, s. 51(c)
S. 20 substituted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 47(1), 47(3)
S. 20 form of notice prescribed for offence under S.I. No. 921 of 2005, reg. 10(2), schedule
  S.I. No. 259 of 2004, reg. 10(2), schedule
  S.I. No. 284 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 10(2), schedule
S. 20(1) substituted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(9)(a)
Ss. 20(2)(c), (d) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(9)(b), (c)
Ss. 20(2)(e), (f), (g),(h) inserted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(9)(d)
S. 20(3) functions transferred and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 2, 3 and sch. 1
S. 20(3A) inserted 14/2010, s. 15(d)
Ss. 20(4), (5) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(9)(e), 44(9)(f)
S. 20(5) substituted 61/2015, s. 51(d)
Ss. 23, 24 repealed 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 3, schedule
S. 25 applied S.I. No. 322 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 12
  S.I. No. 716 of 2004, reg. 12
  S.I. No. 417 of 2002, reg. 6
S. 25 applied with necessary modifications S.I. No. 419 of 2002, reg. 10
S. 25(3) amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(m)
S. 26 applied S.I. No. 322 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 12
  S.I. No. 716 of 2004, reg. 12
  S.I. No. 549 of 1998, reg. 4(7)
S. 26 applied with necessary modifications S.I. No. 419 of 2002, reg. 10
S. 27 applied S.I. No. 921 of 2005, reg. 10(1)
S. 27 substituted 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 47(2), 47(3)
S. 27(1) substituted 61/2015, s. 51(e)(i)
S. 27(2) amended 61/2015, s. 51(e)(ii)
S. 27(2)(b) payment specified S. I. No. 512 of 2005, reg. 2
S. 29 repealed 14/2010, s. 7(2)
S. 30 amended 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 50(n)
S. 31 fee prescribed S.I. No. 295 of 1992, art. 2
S. 31(1) functions transferred and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 2, 3 and sch. 1
S. 31(1)(a) amended 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(10)
Ss. 33-37 repealed 11/2005, ss. 1(10), 3, schedule
S. 33 inserted 14/2000, ss. 1(2), 44(11)
S. 34 applied S.I. No. 259 of 2004, reg. 10(1)
  S.I. No. 284 of 2001, reg. 1(2), 10(1)
S. 35(1) classes of vessels prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 285 of 2001, reg. 2
S. 36(1) classes of vessels prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 285 of 2001, reg. 2

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 7 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 548 of 1998)
S. 10 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 131 of 1994)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment) Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 12 of 1994)
S. 14A Licensing of Passenger Boats (Exemption) (Number 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 631 of 2001)
  Licensing of Passenger Boats (Exemption) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 172 of 2001)
S. 14A(1)(a) Licensing of Passenger Boats (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 556 of 2002)
  Licensing of Passenger Boats (Exemption) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 274 of 2002)
S. 18 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 595 of 2010)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat Manning) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 649 of 2005)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 648 of 2003)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 555 of 2002)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 273 of 2002)
S. 19 Fishing Vessel (Personal Flotation Devices) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 401 of 2018)
  Safety of Fishing Vessels Regulations 2007 (Revocation) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 53 of 2011)
  Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 595 of 2010)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 246 of 2008)
  Fishing Vessel (Personal Flotation Devices) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 63 of 2008)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 669 of 2007)
  Merchant Shipping (Safety of Fishing Vessels) (15-24 Metres) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 640 of 2007)
  Safety of Fishing Vessels Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 563 of 2007)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 504 of 2005)
  Fishing Vessel (Radio Installations) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 472 of 2002)
  Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 418 of 2002)
  Fishing Vessel (Basic Safety Training) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 587 of 2001)
  Fishing Vessel (Personal Flotation Devices) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 586 of 2001)
  Fishing Vessel (Radio Installations Survey) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 40 of 1999)
  Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 550 of 1998)
  Fishing Vessel (Radio Installations) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 544 of 1998)
  Merchant Shipping (Musters) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 48 of 1993)
S. 20 Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 400 of 2018)
  Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 349 of 2012)
  Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 595 of 2010)
  Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 921 of 2005)
  Merchant Shipping (Pleasure Craft) (Lifejackets and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 259 of 2004)
  Merchant Shipping (Mechanically Propelled Pleasure Craft) (Safety) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 284 of 2001)
  Merchant Shipping (Jet Skis and Fast Power Boats) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 387 of 1992)
S. 27 Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 921 of 2005)
  Maritime Safety Act 2005 (Fixed Payment Notices) (Sections 33 and 34) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 512 of 2005)
S. 29 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 131 of 1994)
  Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment) Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 12 of 1994)
S. 31 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 595 of 2010)
  Merchant Shipping Fees (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 390 of 2008)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 246 of 2008)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 669 of 2007)
  Fishing Vessel (Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 504 of 2005)
  Merchant Shipping (Fees) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 475 of 1998)
  Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Passenger Boats) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 295 of 1992)
S. 34 Merchant Shipping (Pleasure Craft) (Lifejackets and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 259 of 2004)
  Merchant Shipping (Mechanically Propelled Pleasure Craft) (Safety) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 284 of 2001)
S. 35(1) Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000 (Prescribed Classes of Vessels) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 285 of 2001)
S. 36(1) Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000 (Prescribed Classes of Vessels) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 285 of 2001)