The Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-06-19

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 1539 (C.62)

MERCHANT SHIPPING
The Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997

Made
19th June 1997

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 31(3) of the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997(1), hereby makes the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997.

2.  The provisions of the Act specified in the first column of the Schedule to this Order (which relate to the matters specified in the second column of that Schedule) shall come into force on 17th July 1997.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Glenda Jackson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
19th June 1997

Article 2

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS COMING INTO FORCE ON 17TH JULY 1997

Provisions of the Act
Subject matter of provision

Section 2
Powers of intervention where shipping accident threatens pollution

Section 3
Powers of intervention in cases of pollution by substances other than oil

Section 4
Powers of fire authorities

Section 6
Indemnities in connection with counter-pollution measures

Section 7

Increased penalty for causing pollution, etc.

Section 14
Carriage of hazardous and noxious substances

Section 15
Limitation of liability

Section 17
Financial assistance for training

Section 18
Discharge books

Section 19
Powers of general lighthouse authorities

Section 20
Disclosure of information to general lighthouse authorities

Section 21
Certain duties not to apply to RNLI

Section 22
Disposal of unclaimed wreck

Section 23
Retention of documents by Registrar General

Section 25
Amendments of Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990

Section 26
Piracy

Section 27
Application of section 1 of International Organisations Act 1968 to International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund

Section 29
Minor and consequential amendments, etc.

Schedule 3
Provisions to be inserted as Schedule 5A to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

Schedule 4
Amendments of Part III of Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990

Schedule 5
Provisions of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to be treated as part of the law of nations

Schedule 6 so far as it is not already in force
Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 7 so far as it is not already in in force
Repeals and Revocations

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force on 17 July 1997 most of the provisions not yet in force of the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997.
Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

1.  Sections 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 24, 28, 30 and 31, and Schedule 2 and paragraph 16 of Schedule 6 came into force on Royal Assent (19th March 1997)).

2.  The following provisions were brought into force on 23rd March 1997 by an earlier commencement order, S.I. No. 1997/1082 (C. 39):

Section 1

Section 9 partially

Section 10

Section 29(1), partially

Section 29(2), partially

Schedule 1, paragraphs 1—5

Schedule 6, partially

Schedule 7, partially

(1)
1997 c. 28.
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