MERCHANT SHIPPING (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
3. Application of Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1965
4. Application of Part I of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
5. Zambian ship
6. Registration of Zambian ship
7. Registrar of Shipping
8. Restriction of powers of mortgagee
9. Zambian flag
10. Provisional registration of Zambian ship
11. Registration of mortgages executed overseas
12. Execution of instruments
MASTERS AND SEAMEN
13. Application of Part II of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, etc.
14. Certificates of competency
15. Reference to certain commissioners not to apply
16. Seaman's book
17. Foreign medical reports on certain seamen
18. Extended application of agreements with crew
SAFETY OF SHIPPING
19. Application of Part V of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, etc.
20. Application of collision regulations and rules
21. Application of load line rules
22. Application of rules relating to construction, etc.
23. Application of tonnage regulations and load line rules
24. Adherence to international conventions
25. Power to issue certificates of compliance with safety conventions
SHIPPING INQUIRIES AND COURTS
26. Application of Part VI of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
27. Rules as to investigations and inquiries
28. Rules for procedure of court of survey, etc.
29. Power for Minister to order an inquiry upon request
LIABILITY OF SHIPOWNERS
30. Application of Part VIII of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, etc.
31. Application of Part XIII of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
32. Application of Part XIV of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, etc.
33. Power to appoint, etc, ship surveyors
34. Power of Minister to exempt persons or things
35. Delegation of power
36. Power exercisable by Order in Council may be exercised by order
37. Prescribed fees
to make temporary provision for the application in Zambia of certain Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom relating to merchant shipping
[13th May, 1969]
Act 13 of 1969,
Act 19 of 1970.
This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Temporary Provisions) Act.
(1) In this Act and in the application of the Code by this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“the Code” means the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1965, of the United Kingdom, and these Acts to the extent of their application by this Act to Zambia shall be construed as one Act;
“person qualified”, in relation to the ownership of a Zambian ship, includes any person wholly owning a ship declared to be a Zambian ship under section 5;
“principal Act” means the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, of the United Kingdom, and any amendments as part of the Code applied by this Act;
“Registrar of Shipping” has the meaning assigned thereto in section 7;
“related Acts” means any part of the Code as applied by this Act, but does not include the principal Act;
“Representative of Zambia” means any person having diplomatic or consular status and acting in that behalf for Zambia;
“ship” includes vessel.
(2) The interpretation provisions of the Code shall, to the extent necessary to give effect to this Act and where not inconsistent with the laws of Zambia, apply to this Act.
(3) References in the Code to British ships shall be read as references to Zambian ships.
(4) References in the Code to British subjects and to the British Islands, the United Kingdom or England shall be read as references to citizens of Zambia and to Zambia unless in either case the context otherwise requires.
(5) References in the Code to the Summary Jurisdiction Acts and procedure shall be read as references to summary jurisdiction proceedings in Zambia.
(6) References in the Code to the Secretary of State or to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (as replacing the Board of Trade) or to the Commissioners of Customs shall be read as references to the Minister under this Act.
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