Merchant Shipping Act 2010

6.

Definitions — Act of 1952.

6.— (1) Section 3(1) (as amended by section 20(4)( a) of the Act of 1966) of the Act of 1952 is amended by—

( a) substituting for the definition of “ the Minister ” the following:

“‘ Irish ship ’ means a ship, other than a ship of war, known as such under section 9 of the Mercantile Marine Act 1955;

‘ master ’, in relation to a ship, means the person having, for the time being, the command or charge of the ship;

‘ Merchant Shipping Acts ’ means Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 2010;

‘ Minister ’ means Minister for Transport;

‘ navigation and tracking rules ’ means rules made under section 18;

‘ owner ’, in relation to a ship, means the person registered in the State, as its owner or, if no person is so registered, the person who owns the ship, and includes any part owner, charterer, manager or operator of the ship;”,

( b) deleting the definition of “rules for direction-finders”, and

( c) substituting for the definition of “the Safety Convention” the following:

“‘ Safety Convention ’ means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea signed in London on behalf of the Government on 1 November 1974 together with the Protocol to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea signed in London on behalf of the Government on 17 February 1978 and the Protocol to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea signed in London on behalf of the Government on 11 November 1988 and any amendments made to it up to and including those adopted by the 85th session of the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organisation held between 26 November and 5 December 2008 and which have entered into force in respect of the State pursuant to Article VIII prior to the passing of the Merchant Shipping Act 2010;”.

(2) Subsection (2) of section 1 and paragraph ( a) of section 2 of the Act of 1966 are repealed.