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  1. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Marine Zones (Declaration) Act 2011 (No. 4 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-05 | KIR-2011-L-95532

    An Act to make provisions in respect of the internal waters, the archipelagic waters, the contiguous zone, the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, and the continental shelf of Kiribati and for connected purposes.

  2. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 9 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-07 | KIR-2009-L-84049

    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.

  3. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act No. 3 of 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-07-07 | KIR-2006-L-80032

    Amends some definitions in section 2 of the principle Act and inserts a new section 2A (Application of Act to foreign ships) and 2B (Application of international conventions) and inserts a new Part IIA (Registration of Foreign Ships). Also makes numerous other amendments to the Act concerning foreign ships.

  4. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 10 of 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-31 | KIR-2001-L-84064

    Seeks to amend the Shipping Act (No 6 of 1990) with a view to widening the regulatory ambit of this Act to include also the regulation of agents for vessels whilst they are in Kiribati waters. Vessels or ships which this Act is concerned with are both Kiribati and foreign registered ships (see Clause 2).

  5. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 3 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-09 | KIR-1998-L-84069

    The principal object of this Act is to enable Kiribati take at least some preliminary legal steps in order to comply with the minimum global standards of knowledge, understanding, experience, and professional competence which are required of seafarers with a view to raising their standards of competence and professionalism and upon whom the safety of life, property and the environment depends. These minimum global standards were adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the International Convention on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of seafarers ("STCW Conference") on 7 July 1995. Further these minimum standards of training, certification and competence of seafarers in accordance with the intent of the Parties to the STCW Convention, the industry, (shipowners, and seafarers through their organisations) and the general public are mandatory in that they must be complied with.

  6. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Shipping Act, 1990 (No. 6 of 1991). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-11-01 | KIR-1990-L-84065

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Licensing Officers and their Functions
    Part III - Certificates of Competency and Seaworthiness
    Part IV - Licensing OFficers' Power to Detain and Masters' and Owners' Duty to Report Damage to, or Loss of, Vessels
    Part V - Regulations and General Penalties for Breaches
    Part VI - License Fees
    Part VII - STCW Convention to Have Force of Law
    Part VIII - Certificates, their Registration and Dispensations
    Part IX - Control of Vessels While in Kiribati Ports

    The Shipping Ordinance (Cap. 93) and the Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Ordinance (Cap. 94) and any Regulations made thereunder are hereby repealed.

  7. Kiribati - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Act 1983 (No. 4 of 1983). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1983-06-30 | KIR-1983-L-80034

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    PART II - REGISTRATION OF SHIPS
    Division 1 - The Registrar and Register of Ships
    Division 3 - Transfers and Transmissions
    Division 4 - Mortgages
    Division 5 - National Character and Flag
    Division 6 - Miscellaneous
    PART III - GENERAL [contains provision for minimum manning requirements i.e. for a minimum number or percentage of crew to be citizens of Kiribati]


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