CHAPTER 468
MERCHANT SHIPPING
(TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application of Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1965

PART II
REGISTRATION

   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

PART III
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

PART IV
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

PART V
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

PART VI
LIABILITY OF SHIPOWNERS

   30.   Application of Part VIII of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, etc.

PART VII
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

   31.   Application of Part XIII of Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS

   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

      SCHEDULE

AN ACT

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.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Temporary Provisions) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   (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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