|Name:||Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 9 of 2009).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific PDF (consulted on 2010-07-05)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act replaces the Second Schedule to the Merchant Shipping Act 1983, to include in the list a number of maritime conventions and protocols to which Kiribati has recently become a party. The additions are as follows:
- the 1988 Protocol to the International Convention on Load Lines;
- the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 Protocol thereto;
- the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 Protocol thereto;
- the 1997 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships;
- the 1978 and 1988 Protocols to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea;
- the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels and the 1993 Protocol thereto; and
- the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage.
Inclusion of a Convention in the Second Schedule enables regulations to be made under section 61(2) of the Act to implement our legislative obligations as a Party. In addition, under section 60, the Registrar may suspend the certificate of registry of any Kiribati flagged vessel found to have contravened the provisions of any of the scheduled Conventions.