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Sulvage by H. M. Ships.

Merchant Shipping (Part VIII. Wreck and Salvage.)

(7.) The Values at which the said Master estimates the

said Ship, Cargo, and Property, and the Freight respectively, or, if he thinks fit, in lieu of such estimated Value of the Cargo, a Copy of the Ship’s Manifest :

(8.) The Amounts which the Master thinks should be paid

as Salvage for the Services rendered : (9.) An accurate List of the Property saved, in Cases

where the Ship is not saved : (10.) An account of the Proceeds of the Sale of the said

Ship, Cargo, or Property, in Cases where the same or

any of them are sold at such Port as aforesaid : (11.) The Number, Capacities, and Condition of the Crew

of the said Ship at the Time the said Services were

rendered : (12.) Any other Circumstances he thinks relevant to the

Matters in question : (13.) A Statement of his Willingness to execute a Bond,

in the Form in the Table marked W. in the Schedule hereto, in such Amount as the said Consular Officer or Vice-Admiralty Judge may fix.

Consular Ofis CCCCLXXXVII. The said Consular Officer or Judge, as

the Case may be, shall within Four Days after receiving the to fix Amount for which aforesaid Stateinents fix the Amount to be inserted in the said a Bonil is to be Bond at such Sum as he thinks sufficient to answer the Degiven.

mand for the Salvage Services rendered; but such Sum shall not exceed One Half of the Value which in bis Estimation the said Ship, Freight, and Cargo, or any parts thereof in respect of which Salvage is claimed, are worih ; and the said Consular Officer or Judge may, if either of the aforesaid Statements is not delivered to him within the Time hereby required, proceed ex parle, but he shall in no Case under this Act require the Cargo to be unladen; and the said Consular Oflicer may in any Proceeding under this Act relating to Salvage take affidavits and receive Allirmations.

On Master
executing
Bond, the
Right of
Detention to

cease.

CCCCLXXXVIII. The said Consular Ollicer or Judge shall send Notice of the Sun which he has so fixed as aforesaid to the said Salvor and the said Master ; and upon such Master executing a Bond in such Form as aforesaid, with the said Sum inserted therein, in the Presence of the said Officer or Judge (who shall attest the same), and delivering the same to the said Salvor, the Right of the said Salvor to detain or retain Possession of the said Ship, Cargo, or Property, or any of them, in respect of the said Salvage Claim, shall cease.

CCCCLXXXIX.

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Salvage by H. M. Ships,

CCCCLXXXIX. If the Ship, Cargo, or Property in respect Provision for of which the Claim for Salvage is made is not owned by Per- additional Sesons domiciled in Her Majesty's Dominions, the Right of the curity in the

Case of Ships Salvor to detain or retain Possession thereof shall not cease owned by unless the Master procures, in addition to the said Bond, such Persous resiSecurity for the due Performance of the Conditions thereof as Her Majesty's the said Officer or Judge considers sufficient for the Purpose, Dominions. and places the same in the Possession or Custody of the said Officer or Juuge, or if the Salvor so desires, in the Possession or Custody of the said Officer or Judge jointly with any other Person whom the said Salvor appoints for the Purpose.

CCCCXC. The said Consular Officer or Judge shall at the Documents to earliest Opportunity transmit the said Statements and Docu- be sent to ments so sent to him as aforesaid, and a Notice of the Sum he England. has so fixed as aforesaid, to the High Court of Admiralty of England, or if the said Salvor and the said Masteror other Person in charge as aforesaid agree that the said Bond shall be adjudicated upon by any Vice-Admiralty Court, to such Court.

CCCCXCI. The said Bond shall bind the respective owners Whom the of the said Ship, Freight, and Cargo, and their respective Bund shall Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for the Salvage adjudged bind. to be payable in respect of the said Ship, Freight, and Cargo respectively. CCCCXCII. The said Bond shall be adjudicated on and

Courtin which enforced by the High Court of Admiralty in England, or if the it is to be adsaid Salvor and Master at the Time of ihe Execution of the judicated on. said Bond agree upon any Vice-Admiralty Court, then by such Vice-Admiralty Court; and any such Vice Admiralty Court may in every Proceeding under this Act have and exercise all Powers and Authorities whatsoever which the said High Court of Admiralty now has or at any Time may have,

any Proceeding whatsoever before it ; and in Cases where any Security for the due Performance of the Conditions of the said Bond has been placed in the Possession or Custody of the said Consular Officer or Vice-Admiralty Judge or of such Officer or Judge jointly with any other Person, the Person or Persons having the Custody of such Security shall respectively deal with the saine in such Manner as the Court that adjudicates on the Bond direcis.

CCCCXCIII. The said High Court of Admiralty shall lave Power of High Power to enforce any Bond given in pursuance of this Act in Court of Adany Vice-Admiralty Court in any part of ller Majesty's moiralty to enDominions; and all Courts in Scotland, Ireland, and the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man exercising Admiralty Jurisdiction shall, upon Application, ail and assist the High Court of Admiralty in enforcing the said Bonds.

CCCCXCIV.

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Saving Clause. CCCCXCIV. Any such Salvor as aforesaid of any Ship,

Cargo or Property who elects not to proceed under ihis Act shall have no Power to detain the said Ship, Cargo, or Property, but may proceed otherwise for the Enforcement of his Salvage Claim a: if this Act had not been passed; and nothing in this Act contained shall abridge or allect the Rights of Salvors, except in the Cuses by it provided for.

Documents CCCCXCV. All Bonds, Staiemenis, Agreements, and other free frorn Duiy.

Documents made or executed in pursuance of the Eighth Part oi this Act shall, if so made or executed out of the United

Kingdom, be er nipit from Siamp Duty. Punishment CCCCXCVI. Every Person who, in any Proceeding under for Forgery Provisious contained in the Eighth Part of this Act relating to and false Re. presentations. Salvage by lier Majesty's Ships, forges, assists in forging, or

procures to be forged, fraudulenily alters, assists in fraudulently alterins, or procures jo be fraudulenily altered, any Document, and every person who in any such' Proceeding' puts off or makes use of any such forged or altered Document, knowing the same to be so forged or altered, or who in'any such Proceeding gives or makes, or assists in giving or making, or procures to be given or made, any false Evidence or Representation, knowing the same to be false, shall be punishable with Imprisonment, with or without Hard Labour, for any Period noi exceedin: Two Years, or, if summarily prosecuted and convicted, by linprisonment, with or without llard Labour, for

any Period not exceeding Six Months. Snivage

Sulvage, General. (General).

CCCCXCVII. Whenever Services for which Salvage is Voluntary Agreement

claimei are rendered either by the Commander or Crew or may be made Part of the Crew of any of Her Majesty's Ships, or of any other have the same Ship, and the Salvor voluntarily agrees to abandon his Lien Effect as the upon the Ship, Cargo, and Property alleged to be salved, upon Bond above

thie Masier or other Person in charge thereof entering into a mentioned.

Witten greement attested by Two Witnesses to abide the Decision of the said High Court of Admiralty or of any ViceAda.irally Comi, and thereby giving Security in that Behalf to such amount as may be agreed on by the Parties to the said Agreement, sich Agreement shall bind the said Ship and the said Cargo and the Freight payable iherefor respectively, and the respective owners of the said Ship, Freight, and Cargo for the Time being, and their respective Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for the Salvage which may be adjudged to be payable in respeci of the said ship, Cargo, and Freight respectively to the extent of the Security so given as aforesaid, ani may be adjudicated upon and entorced in the same Mann's as ihe Bonds provided for by the Eighth Part of this Act,

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Salvage (General):

Jurisdiction to

in the Case of Detention for Salvage Services rendered by Her Majesty's Ships; and upon such Agreement being made the Salvor and the Master or other person in charge as aforesaid shall respectively make such Statements as are herein-before required to be made by them in case of a Bond being given, except that such Statements need not be made upon Oath ; and ihe Salvor shall, as soon as practicable, transmit the said Agreement and the said Statements to the Court in which the said Agreeinent is to be adjudicated upon.

CCCCXCVIII. Whenever the aggregate Amount of Salvage Powers for payable in respect of Salvage Services rendered in the United Courts having Kingdom has been finally ascertained, and exceeds Two hundred Admiralty Pounds, and whenever the aggregate amount of Salvage pay-apportion Salable in respect of Salvage Services rendered elsewhere has vage. been finally ascertained, whatever such Amount may be, then it any Delay or Dispute arises as to the Apportionment thereof, any Court having Admiralty Jurisdiction may cause the same to be apportioned amongst the Persons entitled thereto in such Nanner as it thinks just; and inay for that Purpose, if it thinks fit, appoint any Person to carry such Apportionment into effect, and may compel any person in whose Hands or under whose Control such Amount may be to distribute the same, or 10 distribute the same, or to bring the same into Cowi, to be there dealt with as the Court may direct, and may for the purposes aforesaid issue such Monitions or other Processes as it thinks fit. Miscellaneous.

Miscellancous. CCCCXCIX. All Wreck, being Foreign Goods brought or Foreign Goods coming into the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man, shall be found dereliet

to be subject subject to the same Duties as if ilie same were imported into

to the same the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man respectively ; and if Duties as on any Question arises as to the Origin of such Goods, they shall Importation. be deemed to be the Produce of such Country as the Commissioners of Customs may upon Investigation determine.

D. The Cominissioners of Customs and Excise shall per Goods saved mit all Goods, Wares, and Merchandise saved from any wrecked to be Ship stranded or wrecked on its Homeward Voyage to be for- forwarded to warded to the Port of its original Destination, and all Goods, the Ports of Wares, and Merchandise saved from any Ship stranded or Destination. wrecked on its Outward Voyage to be returned to the Port at which the same were shipped; but such Commissioners are to take Security for the due Protection of the Revenue in respect of such Goods, Wares, and Merchandise.

DI. All Matters and Things that may in pursuance of Provision as the Eighth Part of this Act be done by or to any Justice, or to certain

any

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Terms in Scotland.

any Two Justices, may in Scotland be done also by or to the Sheriff of the County, including the Sherill Substitute ; and the Expression “ Lord or Lady of a Manor" shall in the Eighth Part of this Act, so far as regards Scotland, include“ Heritable Proprietor duly infeft.”

PART IX.

LIABILITY OF SIIPOWNERS.

Application.

Application.

Application of l'art IX. of Act.

DII. The Ninth Part of this Act shall apply to the whole of Her Majesty's Dominions.

Limitation of

Liabilily.

Limitation of Liability.

Owner not liable in res. pect of certain Articles.

DIII. No Owner of any Sea-going Ship or Share therein shall be liable to make good any Loss or Damage that may happen without his actual Fault or Privity of or to any of the following Things, (that is to say,)

(1.) Of or to any Goods, Merchandise, or other Things

whatsoever taken in or put on board any such Ship, by reason of any Fire happening on board such Ship,

(2.) Of or to any Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Watches, Jewels,

or Precious Stones taken in or put on board any such Ship, by reason of any Robbery, Einbezzlement, making away with or secreting thereof, unless the Owner or Shipper thereof has, at the Time of shipping the same, inserted in his Bills of Lading or otherwise declared in Writing to the Vasier or Owner of such Ship the true Nature

and Value of such Articles, To any Extent whatever.

Measure of Owner's Liability.

DIV. No Owner of any Sea-going Ship or Share therein shall, in Cases where all or any of the following Events occur without his actual Fault or Privity, (that is to say,) (1.) Where any Loss of Life or personal Injury is caused to

any Person being carried in such Ship; (2.) Where any Damage or Loss is caused to any Goods,

Merchandise, or other Things whatsoever on board any such Ship;

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