Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005

Short title, collective citation, collective construction and commencement.

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1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005 .

(2) The Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 2000, and section 28 may be cited together as the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 2005 and shall be construed together as one Act.

(3) The Oil Pollution of the Sea (Civil Liability and Compensation) Acts 1988 to 2003, and section 29 may be cited together as the Oil Pollution of the Sea (Civil Liability and Compensation) Acts 1988 to 2005.

(4) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may, by order or orders, appoint, either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions.

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Power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (9.08.2007) by Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 586 of 2007).

2. The 9th day of August 2007 is appointed as the day upon which the following provisions of the Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005 (No. 9 of 2005) shall come into operation:

(a) sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5;

(b) Part 3; and

(c) Schedule 2.