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ACTS

OF THE

PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

OF

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

PASSED IN THE SESSIONS HELD IN THE

63RD AND 64th YEARS OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY

QUEEN VICTORIA

BEING THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

AND IN THE

FIRST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HIS MAJESTY

KING EDWARD VII.

BEING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

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CHAP. 32.

An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894,

with respect to the Liability of Shipowners and
others.

(6th August, 1900.) E it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by

and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The limitation of the liability of the owners of any ship Further set by section five hundred and three of the Merchant Ship

limitation of

liability of ping Act, 1894, in respect of loss of or damage to vessels, shipowner, goods, merchandise, cr other things, shall extend and apply to 57. 58 Vict., all cases where (without theíi actual fault or privity) any loss or damage is caused to property or rights of any kind, whether on land or on water, or whether fixed or movable, hy reason of the improper navigation or management of the ship.

2.-(1.) The owners of any dock or canal, or a harbour Limitation authority or a conservancy authority, as defined by the Mer- of liability chant Shipping Act, 1894, shall not, where without their conservancy actual fault or privity any loss or damage is caused to any

anthority. vessel or vessels, or to any goods, merchandise, or other things whatsoever on board any vessel or vessels, be liable to damages beyond an aggregate amount not exceeding eight pounds for each ton of the tonnage of the largest registered British ship which, at the time of such loss or damage occurring, is, or within the period of five years previous thereto has been, within the area over which such dock or canal owner, harbour authority, or conservancy authority, performs any duty or exercises any power. A ship shall not be deemed to have been within the area over which a harbour authority or a conservancy authority performs any duty, or exercises any powers, by reason only that it has been built or fitted out within such area, or that it has taken shelter within or passed through such area on a voyage between two places both situate outside

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