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Mode of Procedure.
DIerchein! Shipping (Part IX. Liability.)
Proceeilings DXIV. In Cases where any Liability has been or is alleged in case of
to have been incurred by any Owner in respect of Loss of Life, several Claims being made on personal Injury, r Loss of or Damage to Ships, Boats, or Owner of Goods, and several Claims are made or apprehended in respect Ship.
of such Liability, then, subjeci to the Righi herein-before given to the Board of Trade of recovering Daniages in the United Kingdom in respect of Loss of Life or personal Injury, it shall be lawful in England or Irelanl for the High Court of Clancery, and in Scotland for the Court of Session, and in any British Possession for any competent Court, 10 entertain Proceedings at the Suit of any Owner for the Furpose of determining the Amount of such Liability subject as aforesaid, and for the Distribution of such Amount raieally amongst the several Claimanis, with Power for any such Court to stop all Actions and Suits pending in any other Court in relation to the same Subject Matter and any Proceeding entertained by such Court of Chancery or Court of Session, or other competent Court, may be conducted in such Manner and subject to such Regulations as to making any Persons interested Parties to the same, and as to the Exclusion of any Claimants who do not come in within a certain Time, and as to requiring Security from the Owner, and as to Payment of Costs, as the Court thinks just.
Money paid DXV. All Sums of Money paid for or on account of any for Damage how to be ac
Loss or Damage in respect whereof the Liability of the Owners counted for of any Ship is limited by the Ninth Part of this Act, and all between Part Cosis incurred in relation thereio, may be brought into account Owners.
among Part Owners of the same Ship in the same Manner as Money disbursed for the Use thereof.
Saving Clause. Saving Clause.
DXVI. Nothing in the Ninth Part of this Act contained shall be construed
To lessen or take away any Liability to which any Master
or Seaman, being also Owner or Part Owner of the Ship to which he belongs, is subject in his Capacity of Master or Seaman; or
To extend to any British Ship not being a recognized
British Slip within the Neaning of this Act.
Merchant Shipping (Part X. Legal Procedure.)
Application. DXVII. The Tenth Part of this Act shall in all Cases, where Application no particular Country is mentioned, apply to the whole of Her 1 Part X. of
the . Majesty's Dominions.
Legal Procedure (General).
(General.) DXVIII. In all Places within ller Majesty's Dominions, except Scotland, the Oliences herein-after mentioned shall be Punishment punished and Penalties recovered in manner following ; (that and Recovery is to say,)
(1.) Every Offence by this Act declared to be a Misdemeanor
shall be punishable by Fine or Imprisonment, with or with-
(2.) Every Offence declared by this Act to be a Misdemeanor
sliall also be deemed to be an Offence hereby made puvish-
(3.) Every Offence hereby made punishable by Imprison
ment for any Period not exceeding Six Monihs, with or
without Hard Labour, or by any Penalty not exceeding . One hundred Pounds, shall in England and Irland be
prosecuted summarily before any Two or more Justices,
Legal Procedure (General)
Merchant Shipping (Part X. Legal Procedure.)
Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Chapter Forty-three, and as to Ireland in the Manner directed by the Act of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Chapter Ninety-three, or in such other Manner as may be directed by any Act or Acts that may be passed for like Purposes : And all Provisions contained in the said Acts shall be applicable to such Prosecutions in the same Manner as if the Offences in respect of which the same are instituted were hereby stated to be Offences in respect of which Two or more Justices have Power to
convict summarily or to make a summary Order : (4.) In all Cases of Summary Convictions in England,
where the Sum adjudged to be paid exceeds Five Pounds or the Period of Imprisonment adjudged exceeds One Month, any Person who thinks himself aggrieved by such Conviction may appeal to the next Court of General or Quarter Sessions which is holden not less than Twelve Days after the Day of such Conviction for the County, City, Borough, Liberty, Riding, Division, or Place wherein the Case has been tried ; provided that such Person shall give to the Complainant a Notice in Writing of such Appeal, and of the Cause and Matter thereof, within Three Days after such Conviction, and Seven clear Days at the least before such Sessions, and shall also either remain in Custody until the Sessions, or enter into a Recognizance, with Two sufficient Sureties, before a Justice of the Peace, conditioned personally to appear at the said Sessions, and to try such Appeal, and to abide the Judg. ment of the Court thereupon, and to pay such Costs as shall be by the Court awarded; and upon such Notice being given, and such Recognizance being entered into, the Justice before whom the same shall be entered into shall liberate such Person, if in Custody; and the Court at such Sessions shall hear and determine the Matter of the Appeal, and shall make such Order therein, with or without Costs to either Party, as to the Court shall seem meet; and in case of the Dismissal of the Appeal, or the Affirmance of the Conviction, shall order and adjudge the Offender to be punished according to the Conviction, and to pay such Costs as may be awarded, and shall, if neces
sary, issue Process for enforcing such Judgment : (5.) All Offences under this Act shall in any British Pos
session be punishable in any Court or by any Justice of the Peace or Magistrate in which or by whom Offences of a like Character are ordinarily punishable, or in such other Manner, or by such other Courts, Justices, or Magistrates, as may from Time to Time be determined by any
Merchant Shipping (Part X. Legal Procedure.)
Legal Procedure (General.)
Act or Ordinance duly made in such Possession in such Manner as Acts and Ordinances in such Possession are required to be made in order to have the Force of Law.
have same Power as Two
DXIX. Any Stipendiary Magistrate shall have full Power to Stipendiary do alone whatever Two Justices of the Peace are by this Act Magistrate to authorized to do.
Justices. DXX. For the purpose of giving Jurisdiction under this Act, Offence where every Offence shall be deemed to have been committed, and deemed to every Cause of Complaint to have arisen, either in the Place in have been which the same actually was committed or aróse, or in any Place committed. in which the Ofiender or Person complained against may be.
DXXI. In all Cases where any District within which any Jurisdiction Court or Justice of the Peace or other Magistrate has Jurisdic- over Ships tion either under this Act or under any other Act or at Common lying off the Law, for any Purpose whatever, is situate on the Coast of any Sea, or abutting on or projecting into any Bay, Channel, Lake, River, or other navigable Water, every such Court, Justice of the Peace, or Magistrate shall have Jurisdiction over any Ship or Boat being on or lying or passing off such Coast, or being in or near such Bay, Channel, Lake, River, or navigable Water as aforesaid, and over all Persons on board such Ship or Boat or for the Time being belonging thereto, in the same Manner as if such Ship, Boat, or Persons were within the Limits of the original Jurisdiction of such Court, Justice, or Magistrate.
DXXII. Service of any Summons or other Matter in any Service to be legal Proceeding under this Act shall be good Service, if made gond if made personally on the Person to be served, or at his last Place of personally, or
on board Ship. Abode, or if made by leaving such Summons for him on board any Ship to which he may belong with the Person being or appearing to be in command or charge of such Ship.
DXXIII. In all Cases where any Court, Justice or Justices Sums ordered of the Peace, or other Magistrate, has or have Power to make to be paid an Order directing Payment to be made of any Seaman's Distress on Wages, Penalties, or other Sums of Money, then, if the Party Ship. so directed to pay the same is the Master or Owner of a Ship, and the same is not paid at the Time and in Manner prescribed in the Order, the Court, Justice or Justices, or other Magistrate who made the Order, may, in addition to any other Powers they or he may have for the Purpose of compelling Payment, direct the amount remaining unpaid to be levied by Distress or Poinding and Sale of the said Ship, her Tackle, Furniture and Apparel
Merchant Shipping (Part X. Procedure.)
DXXIV. Any Court, Justice, or Magistrate imposing any Penalties. Penalty under this Act, for which no specific Application is
herein provided, may, if it or he thinks fii, direct ilie whole or any Part thereof to be applied in compensating any Person for any Wrong or Damage which he may have sustained by the Act or Default in respect of which such Penalty is imposed, or to be applied in or towards Payment of the Expenses of the Proceedings; and, subject to such Directions or specific Application as aforesaid, all Penalties recovered in the United Kingdom shall be paid into the Receipt of Her Majesty's Excheqner in such Manner as the Treasury may direct, and shali be carried to and form Part of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom ; and all Penalties recovered in any Brilish Possession shall be paid over into the Public 'Treasury of such Possession, and form Part of the Public Revenue thereof.
Limitation of DXXV. The Time for instituting Summary Proceedings Time in Sum: under this Act shall be limited as follows; (that is to say,) mary Proceed. ings.
10 (1) No Conviction for any Ofence shall be made under this
Act in any Summary Proceeding instituted in the United Kingdom unless such Proceeding is commenced within Six Months after the Commission of the Offence; or if boili or either of the Parties to such Proceeding happen daring such Time to be out of the United Kingdom, unless the same is commenced within Two Monihs after they both first happen to arrive or to be at One Time within the same :
(2:) No Conviction for any Offence shall be made under this
Act in any Proceeding instituted in any British Possession, unless such Proceeding is commenced within Six Months after the Commission of the Offence; or if both or either of the Parties to the Proceeding happen during such 'Time not to be within the Jurisdiction of any Court capable of dealing with the Case, unless the same is cominenced within Two menilis after they both first happen to arrive, or iQ be at One Time within such Jnrisdiction ;
(3.) No Order for the Payment of Money shall be made un
der this Act.in any; Summary Proceeding instituted in the United Kingdom unless such Proceeding is commenced within Six Months after the Cause of Complaint arises, or, if both or either of the Parties happen during
such Time to be out of the United Kingdom, unless the bei. samei is cominenced withün Six Months after they both
first happen to arrive or to be at One Time within the