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Official Logs.

Entries in

CCLXXXV. All Entries made in any Official Log Book as Official Logs herein-before directed shall be received in Evidence in any to be received Proceeding in any Court of Justice, subject to all just Excep

in Evidence.

tions.

Official Logs to be delivered to Shipping Master.

Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

making any false or fraudulent Entry or Omission in any such Log Book, shall for each such Offence De deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor.

Official Logs to be sent

CCLXXXVII. If any Ship ceases by reason of Transfer of Ownership or Change of Employment to fall within the home in case Definition of a Foreign-going or of a Home Trade Ship, the

of Transfer

of Ship, and in case of Loss.

Master or Owner thereof shall if such Ship is then in the United Kingdom, within One Month, and if she is elsewhere, within Six Months, deliver or transmit to the Shipping Master at the Port to which the Ship belonged the Official Log Book (if any) duly made out to the Time at which she ceased to be a Foreign-going or Home Trade Ship, and in default shall for each Offence incur a Penalty not exceeding Ten Pounds; and if any Ship is lost or abandoned, the Master or Owner thereof shall, if practicable, and as soon as possible, deliver or transmit to the Shipping Master at the Port to which the Ship belonged the Official Log Book (if any) duly made out to the Time of such Loss or Abandonment, and in default shall for each Offence incur a Penalty not exceeding Ten Pounds.

East Indies and Colonies.

East Indies and Colonies.

CCLXXXVI. In the Case of Foreign-going Ships the Master shall, within Forty-eight Hours after the Ship's Arrival at her final Port of Destination in the United Kingdom, or upon the Discharge of the Crew, whichever first happens, deliver to the Shipping Master before whom the Crew is discharged the Official Log Book of the Voyage; and the Master or Owner of every Home Trade Ship, not exclusively employed in trading between Ports on the Coasts in the United Kingdom, shall within Twenty-one Days after the Thirtieth Day of June and the Thirty-first day of December in every Year transmit or deliver to some Shipping Master in the United Kingdom the Official Log Book for the preceding Half Year; and every Master or Owner who refuses or neglects to deliver his Official Log Book as hereby required shall be subject to the same consequences and liabilities to which he is hereby made subject for the Non-delivery of the List of his Crew herein-before mentioned.

CCLXXXVIII. If the Governor General of India in Council, or the respective Legislative Authorities in any British Posplied by East session abroad, by any Acts, Ordinances, or other appropriate

Provisions of
Act, as ap-

legal

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vernments to

legal Means, apply or adapt any of the Provisions in the Third Indian and Part of this Act contained to any British Ships registered at, Colonial Gotrading with, or being at any Place within their respective their own Jurisdictions, and to the Owners, Masters, Mates, and Crews Ships, may be thereof, such Provisions, when so applied and adapted as throughout aforesaid, and as long as they remain in force, shall in respect the Empire. of the Ships and Persons to which the same are applied be enforced, and Penalties and Punishments for the Breach thereof shall be recovered and inflicted, throughout Her Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as if such Provisions had been hereby so adopted and applied, and such Penalties and Punishments had been hereby expressly imposed.

East Indies and Colonies.

Acts to be

CCLXXXIX. Every Act, Ordinance, or other Form of Law East Indian to be passed or promulgated by the Governor General of India and Colonial in Council, or by any other Legislative Authority, in pur- subject to Dissuance of this Act, shall respectively be subject to the same allowance, and Right of Disallowance or Repeal, and require the same Sanc- require Sanction or other Acts and Formalities, and be subject to the same Cases. Conditions in all respects, as exist and are required in order to the Validity of any other Act, Ordinance, or other Form of Law passed by such Governor General in Council or other Legislative Authority respectively.

tion as in other

PART IV.

SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS.

CCXC. If in any Matter relating to any Ship or to any Conflict of Person belonging to any Ship there appears to be Conflict Laws. of Laws, then, if there is in the Third Part of this Act any Provision on the Subject which is hereby expressly made to extend to such Ship, the Case shall be governed by such Provision, and if there is no such Provision the Case shall be governed by the Law of the Place in which such Ship is registered.

Application.

Application.

CCXCI. The Fourth Part of this Act shall apply to all Application of British Ships; and all Foreign Steam Ships carrying Passen- Part IV. of gers between Places in the United Kingdom shall be subject to Act. all the Provisions contained in the Fourth Part of this Act, and likewise to the same Provisions with respect to the Certificates of the Masters and Mates thereof to which British Steam Ships are subject.

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Boats

Merchant Shipping (Part IV. Safety.)

Boats for Sea-going Ships.

Rules as to

CCXCII. The following Rules shall be observed with respect Boats and Life to Boats and Life Buoys; (that is to say,) Buoys.

Boats for Seagoing Ships.

(1.) No decked Ship (except Ships used solely as Steam Tugs and Ships engaged in the Whale Fishery) shall proceed to Sea from any Place in the United Kingdom, unless she is provided, according to her Tonnage, with Boats duly supplied with all Requisites for Use, and not being fewer in Number nor less in their Cubic Contents than the Boats the Number and Cubic Contents of which are specified in the Table marked S. in the Schedule hereto for the Class to which such Ship belongs:

Penalties on
Masters and

Owners, &c.,
neglecting to
provide Boats
and Life
Buoys.

(2.) No Ship carrying more than Tea Passengers shall proceed to Sea from any Place in the United Kingdom, unless, in addition to the Boats herein-before required, she is also provided with a Life Boat furnished with all Requisites for Use, or unless One of her Boats hereinbefore required is rendered buoyant after the Manner of a Life Boat:

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(3.) No such Ship as last aforesaid shall proceed to Sea unless she is also provided with Two Life Buoys:

c. 44. s. 10.

15 & 16 Vict. And such Boats and Life Buoys shall be kept so as to be at all Times fit and ready for use: Provided, that the Enactments with respect to Boats and Life Buoys herein contained shall not apply in any Case in which a Certificate has been duly obtained under the Tenth Section of the "Passengers Act, 1852."

CCXCIII. In any of the following Cases, (that is to say,)

(1.) If any Ship herein-before required to be provided with Boats or Life Buoys proceeds to Sea without being so provided therewith, or if any of such Boats or Life Buoys are lost or rendered unfit for Service in the course of the Voyage through the wilful Fault or Negligence of the Owner or Master; or,

(2) If, in case of any of such Boats or Life Buoys being accidentally lost or injured in the course of the Voyage, the Master wilfully neglects to replace or repair the same on the first Opportunity; or,

(3.) If such Boats and Life Buoys are not kept so as to be at all Times fit and ready for Use;

Then

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Then if the Owner appears to be in fault he shall incur a
Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds, and if the Master,
appears to be in fault he shall incur a Penalty not exceeding
Fifty Pounds.

CCXCIV. No Officer of Customs shall grant a Clearance Officers of or Transire for any Ship herein-before required to be pro- Customs not vided with Boats or with Life Buoys unless the same is to clear Ships duly so provided; and if any such Ship attempts to go to Sea with the above without such Clearance or Transire any such Officer may Provisions. detain her until she is so provided.

not complying

Lights and Fog Signals, and Meeting and Passing.

CCXCV. The following Rules shall be observed with regard to Lights and Fog Signals; (that is to say,)

(2.) The Admiralty may, if they think fit, make Regulations requiring the Use of such Fog Signals, by such Classes of Ships, whether Steam or Sailing Ships, within such Places and under such Circumstances as they think fit, and may from Time to Time revoke, alter, or vary the

same :

Boats for Seagoing Ships.

(1.) The Admiralty shall from Time to Time make Regula- Regulations as tions requiring the Exhibition of such Lights, by such to Lights and Classes of Ships, whether Steam or Sailing Ships, Fog Signals. within such Places and under such Circumstances as they think fit, and may from Time to Time revoke, alter, or vary the same :

(3.) All Regulations made in pursuance of this Section shall be published in the London Gazette, and shall come into operation on a Day to be named in the Gazette in which they are published, and the Admiralty shall cause all such Regulations to be printed, and shall furnish a Copy thereof to any Owner or Master of a Ship who applies for the same, and Production of the Gazette containing such Regulations shall be sufficient Evidence of the due making and Purport thereof:

(4.) All Owners and Masters shall be bound to take notice of the same, and shall, so long as the same continue in force, exhibit such Lights, and use such Fog Signals, at such Times, within such Places, in such Manner, and under such Circumstances as are enjoined by such Regulations, and shall not exhibit any other Lights or use any other Fog Signals, and in case of Default the Master, or the Owner of the Ship, if it appears that he

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Lights, Meeting and Passing.

Rules as to Lights Meeting and Pass

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CCXCVI. Whenever any Ship, whether a Steam or Sailing Ships meeting Ship, proceeding in one Direction, meets another Ship, whether a Steam or Sailing Ship, proceeding in another Direction, so that if both Ships were to continue their respective Courses they would pass so near as to involve any Risk of a Collision, the Helms of both Ships shall be put to port so as to pass on the Port Side of each other; and this Rule shall be obeyed by all Steam Ships and by all Sailing Ships whether on the Port or Starboard Tack, and whether close hauled or not, unless the Circumstances of the Case are such as to render a Departure from the Rule necessary in order to avoid immediate Danger, and subject also to the Proviso that due Regard shall be had to the Dangers of Navigation, and, as regards Sailing Ships on the Starboard Tack close-hauled, to the keeping such Ships under Command.

Rule for Steamers in narrow Channels,

If Collision ensues from Breach of the

above Rules, Owner no to

be entitled to

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was in fault, shall for each Occasion upon which such Regulations are infringed incur a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds.

recover.

CCXCVII. Every Steam Ship, when navigating any narrow Channel, shall, whenever it is safe and practicable, keep to that Side of the Fair-way or Mid-channel which lies on the Starboard Side of such Steam Ship.

CCXCVIII. If in any Case of Collision it appears to the Court before which the Case is tried that such Collision was occasioned by the Non-observance of any Rule for the Exhibition of Lights or the Use of Fog Signals issued in pursuance of the Powers herein-before contained, or of the foregoing Rule. as to the passing of Steam and Sailing Ships, or of the foregoing Rule as to a Steam Ship keeping to that Side of a narrow Channel which lies on the Starboard Side, the Owner of the Ship by which such Rule has been infringed shall not be entitled to recover any Recompense whatever for any Damage sustained by such Ship in such Collision, unless it is shown to the Satisfaction of the Court that the Circumstances of the Case made a Departure from the Rule necessary.

Breaches of such Rules to

Default.

CCXCIX. In case any Damage to Person or Property arises imply wiltal from the Non-observance by any Ship of any of the said Rules, such Damage shall be deemed to have been occasioned by the wilful Default of the Person in charge of the Deck of such Ship at the Time, unless it is shown to the Satisfaction of the Court that the Circumstances of the Case made a Departure from the Rule necessary.

Build and Equipment of Steam Ships.

Build and Equipment of Steam Ships. CCC. The following Rules shall be observed with respect Iron Steamers to the Build of Iron Steam Ships; (that is to say,)

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