by New Zealand
ISBN 0217332420 (0-217-33242-0)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... "THE SHIPPING AND SEAMEN'S ACT, 1877." 1877, No. 54. An Act To Consolidate And Amend The Acts Relating To Shipping And Seamen. Reserved for the signification of Her Majesty's pleasure. Preamble. Whereas it is expedient to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to merchant shipping: Be It Therefore Enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--Preliminary. Short Title. 1. This Act may be cited for all purposes as " The Shipping and Seamen's Act, 1877." Commencement of Act. 2. This Act shall come into operation as soon as Her Majesty's assent thereto shall be notified in the manner provided by the "Constitution Act," and shall apply to all British ships registered at, trading with, or being at any place within the jurisdiction of New Zealand, and to the owners, masters, and crews thereof, except as hereinafter provided. Exemption of Her Majesty's ships. 3. This Act shall not apply to ships belonging to Her Majesty or to those belonging to the Government of the colony, except in so far as the several sections of this Act may, by order of the Governor in Council, be made applicable to vessels belonging to the Colonial Government. Division of Act. 4. This Act shall be divided into seven Parts:--The First Part relating to General Management; The Second Part to Masters and Seamen; The Third Part to Safety, and Prevention of Accidents; The Fourth Part to Lighthouses, Buoys, and Beacons; The Fifth Part to Wrecks, Casualties, and Salvage; The Sixth Part to Legal Procedure; The Seventh Part to Miscellaneous Matters. Interpretation. Interpretation of certain terms in this Act. 5. In the construction and for the purposes of this Act (if not inconsistent with the context or...
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