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MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT 1894

UK Public General Acts

Version 01/12/2006

1894 CHAPTER 60 57 and 58 Vict

Default Geographical Extent: E+W+S+N.I.


  • Part I. Registry
    • Procedure for Registration
    • Certificate of Registry
    • Transfers and Transmissions
    • Mortgages
    • Name of Ship
    • Registry of Alterations, Registry anew, and Transfer of Registry
    • Incapacitated Persons
    • Trusts and Equitable Rights
    • Liability of Beneficial Owner
    • Managing Owner
    • Declarations, Inspection of Register, and Fees.
    • Returns, Evidence, and Forms
    • Forgery and false Declarations
    • National Character and Flag
    • Forfeiture of Ship
    • Measurement of Ship and Tonnage
  • Part II. Masters and Seamen
    • Certificates of Competency
    • Licences to supply Seamen
    • Rating of Seamen
    • Provisions, Health, and Accommodation
    • Registration of and Returns respecting Seamen
  • Part III. PASSENGER AND EMIGRANT SHIPS
    • 1. Definitions
      • †Definition of Passenger Steamer and Passenger
    • 2. Passenger Steamers
      • Survey of Passenger Steamers
      • General Equipment of Passenger Steamers
      • Keeping Order in Passenger Steamers
    • 3. Emigrant Ships
      • Legal Proceedings
      • Supplemental
      • Application of Part III as regards Emigrant Ships
  • Part IV
  • Part V. Safety
    • Prevention of Collisions
    • Life-saving Appliances
    • General Equipment
    • Draught of Water and Load-Line
    • Dangerous Goods
    • Unseaworthy Ships
  • Part VI. Special Shipping Inquiries and Courts
    • Naval Courts on the High Seas and Abroad
    • Courts of Survey
    • Scientific Referees
  • Part VII. Delivery of Goods
    • Delivery of Goods and Lien for Freight
  • Part VIII
  • Part IX. Wreck and Salvage
    • Vessels in Distress
    • Dealing with Wreck
    • Unclaimed Wreck
    • Removal of Wrecks
    • Offences in respect of Wreck
    • Marine Store Dealers
    • Marking of Anchors
    • Salvage
    • Procedure in Salvage
    • Salvage by Her Majesty’s Ships
    • Jurisdiction of High Court in Salvage
    • Appointment of Receivers of Wreck
    • Fees of Receivers of Wreck
    • Supplemental
  • Part X
  • PART XI. Lighthouses
    • General Management
    • Construction of Lighthouses, &c.
    • Light Dues
    • Local Lighthouses
    • Expenses of General Lighthouse Authorities
    • Offences in connexion with Lighthouses, &c.
    • Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses
    • Provision as to Channel Islands
  • Part XII. Mercantile Marine Fund
  • Part XIII. Legal Proceedings
    • Prosecution of Offences
    • Jurisdiction
    • Damage occasioned by Foreign Ship
    • Provisions in case of Offences Abroad
    • Detention of Ship and Distress on Ship
    • Evidence, Service of Documents, and Declarations
    • Application of Penalties and Costs of Prosecutions
    • Procedure in Scotland
    • Prosecution of Offences in Colonies
    • Application of Part XIII
  • Part XIV. Supplemental
    • General Control of Board of Trade
    • Expenses of Commissioners of Customs
    • Documents and Forms
    • Powers for enforcing Compliance with Act
    • Surveyors of Ships
    • Board of Trade Inspectors
    • Exemption from Rates and Harbour Dues
    • Private Signals
    • Application of Act to Foreign Ships by Order in Council
    • Powers of Colonial Legislature
    • Provision for Foreign Places where Her Majesty has Jurisdiction
    • Transmission and Publication of Documents
    • Exemption of Her Majesty’s Ships
    • Definitions and Provisions as to Application of Act
    • Repeal and Savings
    • Short Title and Commencement
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Introductory Text

Merchant Shipping Act 1894

1894 CHAPTER 60 57 and 58 Vict

An Act to consolidate Enactments relating to Merchant Shipping.

[25th August 1894]

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1 Power to extend Act conferred by: Merchant Shipping Act 1906 (c. 48), s. 80; (1.5.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(3), Sch. 4 paras. 4(2)(3)(4), 5(1); S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2)

Power to amend Act conferred (1.5.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(3), Sch. 4 para. 4(2)(3)(4); S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2)

C2 Act amended by Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act 1920 (c. 65), s. 1 and Merchant Shipping Act 1965 (c. 47), s. 1

C3 Power to adapt provisions of Act conferred by Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (c. 36), s. 90

Power to modify Act conferred (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 7(8)(9); S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(1)

C4 Functions of the Board of Trade which became exercisable concurrently by Secretary of State: S.I. 1970/1537, art. 2(1) have ceased to be exercisable by the Board of Trade: S.I. 1983/1127, art. 2(4)

C5 Act amended by S.I. 1983/708, regs. 1(3)(4)(b), 2

C6 Act amended by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 2 (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

Act amended (1.5.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(3), Sch. 4 paras. 2(1)(3)(5),3, 12(6); S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2)

Act amended (1.5.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(3), Sch. 4 para.74; S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2)

C7 Act modified by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 47(2)(b) (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1) and by S.I. 1989/1991, art. 10

C8 Act excluded by S.I. 1989/1991, arts. 11–13

C9 Act extended by Happisburgh Lighthouse Act 1990 (c.xvi), s. 4

C10 Act (other than certain provisions) excluded by S.I. 1989/1991, art. 14, Sch. 1

C11 Definitions applied (25.7.1991) by Ports Act 1991 (c. 52, SIF 58), s. 34(2)

C12 Act applied (E.W.) (1.12.1991) by Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56, SIF 130), ss. 121(6), 223(2) (with ss. 82(3), 186(1), 222(1), Sch. 14 para. 6)

Act applied (E.W.) (1.12.1991) by Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57, SIF 130), ss. 221(1), 225(2) (with ss. 179, 222(3), Sch. 22 para. 1, Sch. 23 para. 6)

Act applied (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 7(6)(b)(8)(9); S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(1)

Definitions applied (E.W.) (1.12.1991) by Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59, SIF 73:1), ss. 72(1), 76(2) (with ss. 67(3)(5)(8), 72(6), 74(3)(4))

C13 Act excluded (13.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1293, art.11

C14 Act modified (12.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1294, art. 10

C15 Act excluded (12.6.1992) by S.I. 1992/1294, arts. 10-13

C16 Act modified (21.3.1994) by S.I. 1994/744, art. 3


Part I
Registry



Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C17 Pt. I extended by Merchant Shipping Act 1921 (c. 28), s. 1

C18 Pt. I (ss. 1–91) excluded by Merchant Shipping Act 1983 (c. 13, SIF 111), s. 5(2)

C19 Pt. I (ss. 1–91) excluded by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 13(2)(a), (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

C20 Pt. I (ss. 1–91) amended by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), ss. 3(1), 4, 10(2), (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

C21 Pt. I (ss. 1–91) excluded by S.I. 1988/1911, art. 5

C22 Pt. I (down to and including s. 67) applied with modifications by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), s. 47(3)(7), (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)

C23 Pt. I (ss. 1–91) extended by S.I. 1988/1926, reg. 45

C24 Pt. I (ss. 1-91) restricted by S.I. 1991/770, art. 3(1).

C25 Pt. I (ss. 1-91) restricted (13.8.1992) by S.I. 1992/1736, art. 3



1–3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1 Ss. 1–3 repealed and superseded by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), ss. 1, 10, 57(5), Sch. 1 para. 1, Sch. 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)


Procedure for Registration


4

F2 (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

F2 (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F2 S. 4(1)(3) repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)

F3 S. 4(2) repealed by Merchant Shipping Act 1988 (c. 12, SIF 111), ss. 10, 57(5), Sch. 1 para. 2(b), Sch. 7, (with s. 58(4), Sch. 8 para. 1)


F4 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F4 S. 5 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F5 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 S. 6 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F6 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F6 S. 7 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F7 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F7 S. 8 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F8 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F8 S. 9 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F9 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F9 S. 10 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F10 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F10 S. 11 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F11 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F11 S. 12 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt. I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)


F12 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F12 S. 13 repealed (21.3.1994) by 1993 c. 22, s. 8(4), Sch. 5 Pt.I; S.I 1993/3137, art. 3(1)