Merchant Shipping and Demise Charter (Registration and Tonna

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Merchant Shipping and Demise Charter (Registration and Tonnage Fees) Amendment Act 1999
MERCHANT SHIPPING AND DEMISE CHARTER
(REGISTRATION AND TONNAGE FEES) AMENDMENT ACT
1999

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BERMUDA
1999 : 10

MERCHANT SHIPPING AND DEMISE CHARTER
(REGISTRATION AND TONNAGE FEES) AMENDMENT ACT

1999

[Date of Assent 24 March 1999]

[Operative Date 1 April 1999]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make new provision for registration
and tonnage fees and to provide for an increase in such fees:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Short title and commencement
1 This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping and Demise
Charter (Registration and Tonnage Fees) Amendment Act 1999, and shall
come into operation on 1 April 1999.

Substitutes the Schedule
2 The Schedule to the Merchant Shipping and Demise Charter
(Registration and Tonnage Fees) Act 1994 is repealed, and the following
Schedule substituted :—

"SCHEDULE
(Sections 3 and 4)

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PART I

PRINCIPAL REGISTER — REGISTRATION AND TONNAGE FEES

CARGO SHIPS
1 In respect of one ship—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 3,000.00

tonnage fee $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000
tons:

registration fee $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 30
cents for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22
cents for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $15,000.00

tonnage fee $11,800.00
plus an addi-
tional fee of 17
cents per ton
for each ton in
excess of
50,000 tons
subject to a
maximum of
$30,000.00

2 In respect of a second ship, being in the same ownership or
management, registered at the time of registration of the first ship or
within 12 months of such registration—

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(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 2,000.00

tonnage fee $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 2,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 20 cents
per ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22 cents
per ton for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $10,000.00

tonnage fee $11,800.00
plus an addi-
tional fee of 17
cents per ton
for each ton in
excess of
50,000 tons
subject to
a maximum of
$30,000.00

3 In respect of a third or subsequent ship being in the same
ownership or management, registered at the time of registration of the
first ship or within 36 months of such registration—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

tonnage fee $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

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tonnage fee $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22 cents
per ton for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

tonnage fee $11,800.00
plus an addi-
tional fee of 17
cents per ton
for each ton in
excess of
50,000 tons
subject to a
maximum of
$30,000.00

PASSENGER SHIPS
1 Passenger ships engaged in long international voyages and
issued with Class I passenger ship safety certificates—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 6,000.00

tonnage fee $ 7,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 6,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 35 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 7,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 30
cents for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons.

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2 Passenger ships engaged in short international voyages and
issued with Class II passenger ship safety certificates

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 4,000.00

tonnage fee $ 4,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 4,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 40 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 4,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 35
cents for each
ton in excess of
10,000 tons.

YACHTS
1 Pleasure yachts—

(a) if owned by a body corporate

(i) not exceeding 15 tons:

registration fee $ 825.00

tonnage fee $ 550.00

(ii) exceeding 15 tons but not exceeding 100 tons:

registration fee $ 1,650.00

tonnage fee $ 1,375.00

(iii)exceeding 100 tons:

registration fee $ 3,300.00

tonnage fee $ 2,750.00

(b) if owned by a person other than a body corporate—

(i) not exceeding 15 tons:

registration fee $ 165.00

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tonnage fee Nil

(ii) exceeding 15 tons but not exceeding 100 tons:

registration fee $ 330.00

tonnage fee Nil

(iii)exceeding 100 tons:

registration fee $ 660.00

tonnage fee Nil.

2 Yachts of 24 metres or over in registered length engaged in
commercial activity—

registration fee $ 5,000.00

tonnage fee $ 3,750.00

PART II

DEMISE CHARTER REGISTER — REGISTRATION AND TONNAGE FEES

CARGO SHIPS

1 In respect of one ship—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 2,000.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 2,875.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 2,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 20 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

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tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 6,750.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $10,000.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $10,500.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $11,800.00
plus an addi-
tional fee of 17
cents per ton
for each ton in
excess of
50,000 tons
subject to a
maximum of
$30,000.00

2 In respect of a second ship, being in the same ownership or
management, registered at the time of registration of the first ship or
within 12 months of such registration—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,500.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 2,875.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

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on or after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,500.00 plus
an additional
fee of 15 cents
per ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 6,750.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22 cents
per ton for
each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 7,500.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $10,500.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $11,800.00
plus an
additional fee of
17 cents per
ton for each
ton in excess of
50,000 tons
subject to a
maximum of
$30,000.00

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3 In respect of a third or subsequent ship being in the same
ownership or management, registered at the time of registration of the
first ship or within three years of such registration—

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 2,875.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons but not exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $ 6,750.00

(ii) in respect of a ship registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $ 3,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 22
cents per ton
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

(c) exceeding 50,000 tons:

registration fee $ 1,000.00

tonnage fee

(i) in respect of ships registered

before 1 April 1999 $10,500.00

(ii) in respect of ships registered

on or after 1 April 1999 $11,800.00
plus an
additional fee of
17 cents per

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ton for each
ton in excess of
50,000 tons
subject to a
maximum of
$30,000.00

PASSENGER SHIPS
1 Passenger ships engaged in long international voyages

and issued with Class I passenger ship safety certificates


(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 6,000.00

tonnage fee $ 7,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 6,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 35 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 7,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 30 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons.

2 Passenger ships engaged in short international voyages and
issued with Class II passenger ship safety certificates

(a) not exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 4,000.00

tonnage fee $ 4,000.00

(b) exceeding 10,000 tons:

registration fee $ 4,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 40 cents
for each ton in

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excess of
10,000 tons

tonnage fee $ 4,000.00 plus
an additional
fee of 35 cents
for each ton in
excess of
10,000 tons.

YACHTS
Yachts of 24 metres or over in registered length engaged in commercial
activity:

registration fee $ 5,000.00

tonnage fee $ 3,750.00".