Merchant Shipping Act 2010

50.

Definitions ( Chapter 5).

50.— In this Chapter—

“at anchor” means at anchor or moored to a mooring device that is secured to the sea bed or is otherwise not in a position to provide direct means of access for passengers or crew or both to or from the shore;

“passenger boat” has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Act of 1992;

“passenger ship” has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Act of 1992;

“permit to tender” means a permit to undertake tendering operations issued under section 53 ;

“safety management certificate” means a certificate issued under regulation 3 of the European Communities (Maritime) (International Safety Management Code) Regulations 2008 ( S.I. No. 60 of 2008) or under Regulation 4 of Chapter IX of the Annex to the Safety Convention;

“tender” means a passenger boat or a passenger ship which carries passengers or crew or both to or from a vessel at anchor from or to a place in the State;

“tendering operation” means the carrying of passengers or crew or both to or from a ship or boat at anchor from or to a place in the State by a tender or by a vessel’s tender;

“tendering operations regulations” means regulations made under section 52 ;

“tendering operations safety plan” means a plan covering details of the proposed tendering operation in accordance with section 52 ;

“vessel’s tender” means a vessel which is launched and recovered from a passenger steamer, including a passenger ship, in respect of which a valid safety management certificate is in force, for the purpose of carrying passengers or crew or both to or from a place in the State and which forms part of such steamer’s equipment and where the steamer’s safety management system encompasses the safe operation of the vessel’s tender.