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Duty Of Owner Of Registered Ship To Secure Termination Of Any Overseas Registration

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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  • `(1) Where a ship becomes registered at a time when it is already registered under the law of any country outside the United Kingdom, the owner of the ship shall take all reasonable steps to secure the termination of the ship's registration under the law of that country.
  • (2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall he guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the third level on the standard scale.
  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a ship which becomes registered in pursuance of section 53B of the 1894 Act (transfer of registration under that Act from overseas territory).'.—[Mr. David Mitchell.]
  • Brought up, and read the First time.

    With this, we may take Government amendments Nos. 2, 43, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 58.

    The new clause and amendments are principally concerned with making it clearer in United Kingdom law that a ship or fishing vessel should not be registered both in the United Kingdom and in a foreign country.

    Question put and agreed to.

    Clause read the Second time, and added to the Bill.