Merchant Shipping Act 2010


Definitions (Chapter 6).

57.— In this Chapter—

“accepted minimum safe manning document” has the meaning assigned to it by section 60(4);

“approved ship’s security plan” means the security plan for the ship approved by the Minister under Regulation (EC) No. 725/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on enhancing ship and port security 1;

“IMO number” means the identification number which conforms to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) ship identification number scheme adopted by the IMO under regulation 3.2 of chapter XI-I of the Safety Convention;

“IMO principles of safe manning” means the principles of safe manning adopted on 25 November 1999 by Resolution A.890(21) of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974, as amended by Resolution A.955(23) adopted by such Conference on 5 December 2003;

“minimum safe manning document” means, in relation to a ship to which this Chapter applies, a document issued by or on behalf of the Minister under section 60(1);

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

“safe manning regulations” means regulations made under section 59.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of chapter (ss. 57-63) restricted (1.07.2023) by European Union (international Labour Organisation Work in Fishing Convention) (Safe Manning) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 315 of 2023), reg. 4, in effect as per reg. 1(2).


4. These Regulations apply to fishing vessels of 15 metres in Loa and over. Consequently, Chapter 6 of the Act of 2010 no longer applies to fishing vessels 24 metres in length and over.