|Name:||Merchant Shipping Act, 2002 (No. 24 of 2002).|
|Country:||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF (consulted on 2011-10-13)
Act on-line St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry PDF (consulted on 2011-10-13)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act makes provision for the registration of ships, proprietary interests in ships and the control of navigation and related matters such as survey, marking, the prevention of pollution and liability for and compensation of oil pollution.
Part V of the Act deals with the relationship between Masters and seamen and contains provisions on employment contracts, wages, health and safety, manning, qualifications, training, offences, disciplinary procedures, civil liability, relief and repatriation, and documentation. Selected provisions of this Act apply to fishing vessels.
The Minister may make Orders for implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention in relation with protection of the marine environment. The Chapters on oil pollution damage concern, among other things, compulsory insurance, contributions to the International Oil Compensation Fund and compensation for oil pollution damage.
Repeals the Merchant Shipping Act, 1985.