Merchant Shipping Act 2010

42.

Definitions ( Chapter 4).

42.— In this Chapter—

“accepted high-speed craft safety certificate” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45(7)(b) ;

“date constructed” in relation to a ship to which this Chapter applies, means the date the keel of which was laid or was at a similar stage of construction;

“High-Speed Craft Code 1994” means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organisation by Resolution MSC.36(63) as amended by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organisation by Resolutions MSC.119(74), MSC.174(79) and MSC.221(82);

“High-Speed Craft Code 2000” means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organisation by Resolution MSC.97(73) as amended by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organisation by Resolutions MSC.175(79) and MSC.222(82);

“high-speed craft” means a ship capable of a maximum speed, in metres per second (m/s), equal to or exceeding:

3.7Δ 0.1667 where

Δ = volume of displacement corresponding to the design waterline (m 3);

but does not include craft the hull of which is supported completely clear above the water surface in non-displacement mode by aerodynamic forces generated by ground effect;

“high-speed craft safety certificate” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45(1)(a) ;

“high-speed craft rules” means rules made under section 44 ;

“maximum speed” means the speed achieved at the maximum continuous propulsion power for which the craft is certified at maximum operational weight and in smooth water;

“permit to operate (HSC)” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45(3)(a) ;

“place of refuge” means any naturally or artificially sheltered area which may be used as a shelter by a ship to which this section applies under conditions likely to endanger its safety;

“similar stage of construction” means the stage at which construction identifiable with a specific ship begins, and assembly of that ship has commenced comprising at least 50 tonnes or 3 per cent of the estimated mass of all structural material, whichever is the less;

“transit voyage” means a voyage for the purpose of delivery or repositioning of a ship.