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Werchant Shipping (Purt II. Regisiry.)

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be carried into effect it shall be lawful for any Commissioned 011cer on Full Pay in the Military or Naval Service of lier Majes. ty, or any British Ollicer of Customs, or any British Consular Officer, to seize and detain any Ship which has, either wholly or as to any Share therein, become subject 10 Forfeiture as aforesaid, and to bring her for Adjudication beiorc the High Court of Admiralty in England or Tretail, or any Couri having Admiralty Jurisdiction in Her Majesty's Dominions; and such Court may thereupon make such Order in the Case as it may think fit, and may award to the Officer bringing in the same for Adjudication such Portion of the Proceeds of the Sale of any forfeited Ship or Share as it may think right.

CIV. No such Officer as aforesaid shall be responsible, either Oficer not civilly or criminally, to any person whomsoever, in respect of liable for any

Seizure malle the Saimire or Deiention of any Ship that has been seized or

on reasonable detained by hin in pursuance of iho Provisions herein con- Grounds. tained, notwillistanding that such Ship is not brought in for idjudicaiion, or, is so brought in, is rieclared noi io be liable to Forfeitnre, if it is shown to the Satisfaction of the Judge or Court before whom any Trial relating to such Ship or sneh Seizure or Detention is beld that there were reasonable Grounds for such Seizure or Deiention ; but is no such Grounds are shown, such judge or Court may award Pavinent of Cosis and Damages to any Party aggrieved, and make such other Order in the Premises as it thinks just.

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CV. If any Colours usually worn by Her Majesty's Ships, or Penaity for any Colours resembling those oiller mesty, or ariy distinctive carrying National Colours, except the Red Ensign usttally worn by Ner- Colours. chani Ships, or except ihe Union Jack with a White Dorder, or if the Pendant usually carried by lier Majesty's Ships or any Pendant in anywise resemniling such Pendant, are or is hoisted on board any Ship or Boat belonging to any Sovjeci oí Her Niajesty without Warraa: for so duing from l'er Majesiy or from the Admirally, the Master of such Ship or Burt, or the Owner thereof, if on board the same, and every oilie: Person loisting or joining or assisting in hoistingihe same, shali for every such Ollence incur a Peneity noi exreruing Five bunaired Pour !s ; and it shall be lawful forany Oliver on Fiil Pay in the Mimary or Naval Service of lier dlaje-iy, oi any eri Diluer of the Customs, or any British Consular Oniti, to boud any such Ship or Buat, and to take away any suchtete, Culous, or Pendans ; and such Jack, Colours, or Penintshiil le foricited to Her Majesiy.

CVI. Whenever it is declared by this Act that a Ship belons- Effect of Deing to any Person or Body Corporate qualified according to "laration in

National Character.

Merchant Shipping (Part II. Registry.)

the Act that this Act to be Owners of British Ships shall not be recognized a Ship shall not be recog.

as a British Ship, such Ship shall not be entitled to any Benefits, nized as a Bri- Privileges, Advantages, or Protection usually enjoyed by tish Ship

British Ships, and shall not be entitled to use the British Flag or assume the Brilish National Character ; but, so far as regards the Payment of Dues, the Liability to Pains and Penalties, and the Punishment of Ollences committed on board such Ship or by any Persons belonging to her, such Ship shall be dealt with in the same Manner in all respects as if she were a recognized British Ship.

Evidence.

Evidence.

Copies of Re. CVII. Every Register of or Declaration made in pursuance of gisters and

the Second part of this Act in respect of any Brilish Ship may Declarations to be admis. be proved in any Court of Justice, or before any Person having sible in Evi- by Law or by Consent of Parties Authority to receive Evidence, be prima lacie either by the Production of the Original or by an examined Proof of cer Copy thereof, or by a Copy thereof purporting to be certified tain Things. under the land of the Registrar or other Person having the

Charge of the Original ; which certified Copies he is hereby required to furnish to any person applying at a reasonable Time for the same, upon Payment of One Shilling for each such certified Copy; and every such Register or Copy of a Register, and also every Certificate of Registry of any British Ship, purporting to be signed by the Registrar or other proper Officer, shail be received in Evidence in any Court of Justice or before any Person having by Law or by Consent of Parties Authority to receive Evidence as prima facie Proof of all the Matters contained or recited in such Register when the Register or such Copy is produced, and of all the Natiers contained in or in: dorsed on such Certificate of Registry, and purporting to be authenticated by the Signature of a Registrar, when such Certificate is produced.

Saving Clause.

Saving Clause.

Saving of 3 & CVIII. Nothing in this Act contained shall repeal or affect an 4 Vict. c. 56, relating to

Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Third East Indian and fourth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Shipe.

Fifty-six, intituled, An Act further to regulate the Trade of
Ships built and trading within the Limits of the East India
Company's Charter.

PART

Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Scamen.)

Application.

PART III.

MASTERS AND SEAMEN.

Application.

CIX. The various Provisions of the Third Part of this Act Application of shall have the following Applications, unless the context or Part III. of Subject Matter requires a different Application ; (that is to Act. say,)

So much of the Third Part of this Act as relates to the Delivery Returns for

or Transmission of Lists of Crews to the Registrar General certain Ships of Seamen shall apply to all Fishing Vessels belonging to belonging to

the United the United Kingdom, whether employed exclusively on Kingdom. the Coasts of the United Kingdom, or not; to all Ships belonging to the Trinity Ilouse, or the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, constituted as herein-after mentioned, or the Port of Dublin Corporation, and to all Pleasure Yachts, and to the Owners, Masters, and Crews of such Ships :

So much of the Third Part of this Act as relates to the De- Returns and

livery and Transmission of Lists of Crews, and to the Wages of de-
Wages and Effects of deceased Seamen and Apprentices, men in certain
shall apply to all Sea-going British Ships, wherever regis- ColonialShips.
tered, of which the Crews are discharged, or whose final
Port of Destination is in the United Kingdom, and to the
Owners, Masters, and Crews of such Ships :

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So much of the Third Part of this Act as relates to the Ship- Shipping and

ping and Discharge of Seamen in the United Kingdom discharging
shall apply to all Sea-going British Ships, wherever regis- United King-
tered, and to the Owners, Masters, and Crews of such dum.

Ships :
So much of the Third Part of this Act as relates to Seamen Volunteering

volunteering into the Royal Navy shall apply to all Sea- into the Navy.
going British Ships, wherever registered, and to the Owners,
Masters, and Crews of such Ships, wherever the same may

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So much of the Third Part of this Act as relates to Rights to

Provisions Wages and Remedies for the Recovery thereof; to the plicable to Shipping and Discharge of Seamen in Foreign Ports ; to ColonialShips. leaving Seamen abroad, and to the Relief of Seamen in Distress in Foreign Ports; to the Provisions, Health, and

Accominodation

Application.

Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

Accommodation of Seamen ; to the Power of Seamen to make Complaints ; to the Protection of Seamen from Iinposition ; to Discipline ; to Naval Courts on the High Seas and abroad ; and to Crimes committed abroad ; shall apply to all Ships registered in any of Her Majesty's Dominions abroad, when such Ships are out of the Jurisdiction of their respective Governments, and to the

Owners, Masters, and Crews oi se ships: As to whole And the whole of the Third Part of this Act shall apply to of Part III. of

al' Sea-going Ships registered in the United Kingdom, Act.

(except such as are exclusively employed in fisting on the Coasts of the United Kingdomn, and such as belong to the Trinity House, the Commissiovers of Norikern Lighthouses, or the Port of Dublin Corporation, and also except Pleasure Yachts,) and also to all Ships registered in any Brilish Possession and employed in trading or going between any Place in the United Kingdom and any Place or Places not situate in the Possession in which such Ships are registered, and to the Owners, Masters, and Crews of

such Ships respectively, wherever the same may be. Local Marine Bourds.

Local Marine Boards. Constitution CX. There shall be Local Marine Boards for carrying into of Local Bla- eflect the Provisions of this Act under the Superintendence of fine Boards.

the Board of Trade at those Seaports of the United Kingdom at which Local Marine Boards have liereiofore been establiskied, and at such other Places as the Board of Trade appoints for this Purpose ; and each of such Local Marine Boards shall be constituted as follows; (that is to say,) the Mayor or Provosi and the Stipendiary Magistrate or such of the mayors or Prorosis and Stipendiary Magistrates of the Place (if more than one) as the Board of Tracie a points shall be a Nienberor Meinbersex officio ; the Board of Trade shall appoint Foar Members from Persons residing or having Places of Business at the Port or within Seven Miles thereof; and the Owners of Forcign-going Ships and of Home Trade Passenger Slips registered at the Port shall elect Six Members; and suci Elections as aforesaid shall take place on the Twenty-filth Day of Junuary Ore thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and on ile Twenty-ih Day of January in every Third succeeding Year, and such Appointmenis as aforesaid shall take place within One Nionih uiler such Elections; and upon the Conclusion of such Monili and the Constitution of a new Board the Functions of the then existing Board shall cease, and ihe Board consisting of the Miembers then newly elected and appointed shall lake iis Place; and any occasional Vacancy caused in the intervals between the General Elections and Appoinments, by Deain, Resignation, Disqualification, or otherwise, slali be filled up wiihin One Month

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Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

Local Marine

Poards,

after it occurs; and every Person elected or appointed on an occasional Vacancy shall continue a Member until the next Constitution of a new Board; and the Mayor or Provost shall fix the Place and Mode of conducting all such Elections as aforesaid, and also on occasional Vacancies the Day of Election, and shall give at least Ten Days Notice thereoi'; and ihe Boanl of Trade shall have Power to decide any Questions raised concerning any stich Elections.

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CXI. Owners of Foreign-going Ships and of Home Trade Pas- Qualification senger Ships registered at any Seaport at which there is a Local of Vöters for Marine Board shall bave Voies at the Election of Members of Viembers of

Local Marine such Board as follows; (that is to say,) every registered Owner Boards. of not less than Two hundred and fifty Tons in the whole of such Shipping shall at every Election have One Vote for each Member for every Two hundred and listy Tons owned by him, so that his Voies for any One Member do not exceed Ten: And for the Purpose of ascertaining the Qualification of such Electors the following Rules shall be observed; (that is to say,) in the Case of a Ship registered in the Name of One Person, such Person shall be deemed to be the Owner, and in the Case of a Ship registered in distinct and several Shares in the Names of more Persons ihan One, the Tonnage shali be apportioned among the Owners as nearly as may be in proportion to their respective Shares, and each of such Persons shall be deemed to be the Owner of ile Tonnage so apportioned to him; and in the Case of a ship or Shares of a Ship registered jointly without Severance of Interest in the Names of more Persons than One, the Tonnage shall, if it is suulicient, either alone or together with other Tonnage (if any) owned by such joint Owners, to give a Qualification to each of them, be apportioned equally between the joint Owners, and each of such joint Owners shall be deemed to be ile Owner of the eqnal Share so apportioned to him, but if it is not so sullicieni, the whole of such Tonnage shall be deemed to be owned by such One of the joint Owners resident or having a Place of Business at the Port or within Seven Miles thereof as is ursi named on the Register; and in making any such sipportionment as aforesaid any Portion may be struck ots so as to obtain a divisible Amount; and the whole Amount of Tonnage so owned by each Person, whether in Ships or Shares of or interests in Ships, shall be added together, and, il sufficient, shall constitute his Qualification.

CXII. The Collector or Comptroller of Customs in every Sea- Lists of such port of the United Kingdom ai which there is a Local Marine Voters to be Board shall, with the Assistance of the Registrar General of made. Seamen, on or before the Tweniy-liath Day of December in the Year One thousand eight hundred and fity-six, and in every Third succeeding Year, make out an alphabetical List of the

Persons

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