Merchant Shipping Act 2010
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.