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Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

Certificates of
Masters and

Mates.
appoint and from Time to Time remove and re-appoint Ex-
aminers to conduct the same, and may regulate the same ; and
any Members of the Local Marine Board of the Place where
the Examination is held may be present and assist at any such
Examination.

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CXXXII. The Board of Trade may from Time to Time lay Powers of down Rules as to the Conduct of such Examinations and as to Board of Trade

over Examithe Qualifications of the Applicants, and such Rules shall be na strictly adhered to by all Examiners; and no Examiner shall be appointed unless he possesses a Certificate of Qualification, to be from Time to Time granted or renewed by the Board of Trade ; and the Sanction of the Board of Trade shall be necessary, so far as regards the Number of Examiners to be appointed, and the Amount of their Remuneration ; and the Board of Trade may at any Time depute any of its Officers to be present and assist at any Examination; and if it appears to the Board of Trade that the Examinations for any Two or more Ports can be conducted without Inconvenience by the same Examiners, it may require and authorize the Local Marine Boards of such Ports to act together as One Board in providing for and regulating Examinations and appointing and removing Examiners for such Ports.

CXXXIII. All Applicants for Examination shall pay such Fees to be Fees, not exceeding the Sums specified in the Table marked R. paid by Ap. in the Schedule hereto, as the Board of Trade directs ; and such plicants for

Examination. Fees shall be paid to such Persons as the said Board appoints for that Purpose.

CXXXIV. Subject to the Proviso herein-after contained, the Certificates of Board of Trade shall deliver to every Applicant who is duly Competency,

to be granted reported by the Local Examiners to have passed the Exami- to those who nation satisfactorily, and to have given satisfactory Evidence of pass. his Sobriety, Experience, Ability, and general good Conduct on board Ship, a Certificate (herein-after called a “ Certificate of Competency”) to the Ellect that he is competent to act as Master, or as First, Second, or only Mate of a Foreign-going Ship, or as Master or Mate of a Home Trade Passenger Ship, as the Case inay be : Provided that in every Case in which the Board of Trade has Reason to believe such Report to have been unduly made, such Board may remit the case either to the same or to any other Examiners, and may require a Reexamination of the Applicant, or a further Inquiry into his Testimonials and Character, before granting him a Certificate.

CXXXV. Certificates of Service, differing in Form from Cer- Certificates of tificates of Competency, shall be granted as follows; ( that is to Service to be

delivered to say),

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Persons who
served as
Masters or
Mates before
1831, and to
certain Naval
Officers; and
Certificites of
Service for
Home Trade
Passenger
Ships to be
delivered to
Persons who
have served as
Masters or
Mates in
such Ships
before Isi
January 1854.

(1.) Every Person who before the First Day of January

One thousand eight hundred and fifty-one served as Master in ihe British Vierchant Service, or who has attained or attains the Bank of Lieutenant, Vasier, Pissed Slate, or Second Master, or any higher Rank in the Serrice of Her Majesty or of the Eust indist Company, shall be entitled to a Cerificate of Service as Masier for Foreign-going Ships :

(2.) Every Person who before the First Day of Jerusay! One

thousind eight hundred and fifix-one served as Mate in the British Merchant Service siail be entitled to a Certificate of Service as Nate for s'oreign-going Ships :

(3.) Every person who before the First Day of January

One thousand cigni bored and fin-tor has served as Master of a Tiome Trade Passenger Ship shall be entitled to a Certificate of Service as Master för liome Trade Passenger S.ips :

(4.) Every Person who before the First Day of January

One thousand eigh hundred and filiy-four bas served as
Mate of a liome Trade Passenger Ship shall be entitled
to a Certifiente of Service as Mate for Home Trade
Passenger Sliips :

And each of such Certificates of Service shall contain Particulars of the Name, Place, and Time of Birth, and of the Length and Nature of the previons Service of the Person to whom the same is delivere?'; and the Board of Trade shall deliver such Certificates of Service to the various Persons so respectively entitled thereto, upon their proving themselves to have attained such Rank or to have serves as aforesaid, and upon their giving a full and satisfactory Account of the Particulars aforesaid.

without Ca

No Forcign. CXXXVI. No Foreign-going Ship or Home Trade Passenger

POP Ship shall go io Sea from any Port in the United Kingdom Home Trade Passenger- unless the Master thereof, and in the Case of a Foreign-going Ship to pro- Ship the First and Second Mates or Only Mate (as the Case ceed to Sea

re may be), and in the Case of a Home Trade Passenger Ship tificates of the the First or Only Mate (as the Case may be,) have obtained and Master and possess valid Certificates either of Compeiency or Service apMates.

propriate to their Several Stations in such Ship, or of a higher Grade; and no such Ship, if of One hundred Tons Burden or upwards, shall go to Sea as aforesaid, unless at least One Officer besides the Master has obtained and possesses a valid Certificate appropriate to the Grade of Only Mate therein or to a higher Grade; and every Person who, having been engaged to Merchunt Shipping (Part III. Musters and Seamen.)

Certificates of
Masters and

Mates. serve as Master or as First or Second or Only Mate of any Foreign-going Ship, or as Master or First or Only Mate of a Home Trade Passenger Ship, goes to Sea as aforesaid as such Master or Mate without being at the Time entitled to and possessed o such a Certificate as hereinbefore required, or who employ any Person as Master, or First, Second, or Only Mate of any Foreign-going Ship, or as Master or First or Only Mate of a Home Trade Passenger Ship, without ascertaining that he is at the Time entitled to and possessed of such Certificate, shall for each such Oflence incur a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds.

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CXXXVII. Every Certificate of Competency for a Foreign- Cor going Shipshall be deemed to be of a higherGrade than the corres- for Foreignponding Certificate for a Home Trade Passenger Ship, and shall going Ships

a available for entitle the lawful Holder thereof to go to Sea in the correspond- ayoma ing Grade in such last-mentioned Ship; but no Certificate for Passenger a Home Trade Passenger Ship shall entitle the Holder to go to Sbips. Sea as Master or Mate of a Foreign-going Ship.

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CXXXVIII. All Certificates, whether of Competency or Ser- The Registrar vice, shall be made in Duplicate, and one Part shall be deli- to record vered to the Person entitled to the Certificate, and the other Grants, Can.

cellations, &c. shall be kept and recorded by the Registrar General of Seamen of Certificates or by such other Person as the Board of Trade appoints for that Purpose ; and the Board of Trade shall give to such Registrar or such other Person immediate Notice of all Orders made by it for cancelling, suspending, altering, or otherwise affecting any Certificate in pursuance of the Powers herein contained; and the Registrar or such other Person as aforesaid shall thereupon make a corresponding Entry in the Record of Certificates; and a Copy purporting to be certified by such Registrar Duplicates or his Assistant or by such Person as aforesaid of any Certificate and Entries

to be Evis shall be prima facie Evidence of such Certificate, and a Copy dence purporting to be so certified as aforesaid of any Entry made as aforesaid in respect of any Certificate shall be primò facie Evidence of the Truth of the Matters stated in such Entry.

CXXXIX. Whenever any Master or Mate proves to the Sa- In case of tisfaction of the Board of Trade that he has, without Fault on Loss a Copy his Part, lost or been deprived of any Certificate already granted to be granted to him, the Board of Trade shall, upon Payment of such Fee (if any) as it directs, cause a Copy of the Certificate to which by the Record so kept as aforesaid he appears to be entitled, to be made out and certified as aforesaid, and to be delivered to him; and any Copy which purports to be so made and certified as aforesaid shall have all the Effect of the Original.

ficate.

Certificates of Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)
Masters and

Mates. Penalties for CXL. Every person who makes, or procures to be made, or false Repre- assists in making, any false Representation for the purpose of tations ; obtaining for himself or for any other Person a Certificate either

of Competency or Service, or who forges, assists in forging, or for forging or altering or

* procures to be forged, or fraudulently alters, assists in fraudu

Pouco VC 1015el, UT fraudulently lently altering, or procures to be fraudulently altered, any such rising or lend. Certificate or any official Copy of any such Certificate, or who

fraudulently makes use of any such Certificate or any Copy of any such Certificate which is forged, altered, cancelled, suspended, or to wbich he is not justly entitled, or who fraudulently lends bis Certificate to or allows the same to be used by any other person, shall for each Offence be deemed guilty of a

Misdemeanor. Apprentice. ships to Sea

Apprenticeships to the Sea Service. Service. Shipping CXLI. All Shipping Masters appointed under this Act shall, Blasters to if applied to for the Purpose, give to any Board of Guardians, assist in bind. Overors or other Pers

4. Overseers, or other Persons desirous of apprenticing Boys to the ing Apprentices, and may Sea Service, and to Masters and Owners of Ships requiring receive Fees. Apprentices, such Assistance as is in their Power for facilitai

ing the making of such Apprenticeships, and may receive from Persons availing themselves of such Assistance such Fees as may be determined in that Behalf by the Board of Trade, with the Concurrence, so far as relates to Pauper Apprentices in England, of the Poor Law Board in England, and so far as relates to Pauper Apprentices in Ireland, of the Poor Law Commissioners in Ireland.

· Indentures of CXLII. In the Case of every Boy bound Apprentice to the

Boys bound Sea Service by any Guardians or Overseers of the Poor, or other to Sea Service

- Persons having the Authority of Guardians of the Poor, the by Guardians Indentures shall be executed by the Boy and the Person to or Overseers whom he is bound in the Presence of and shall be attested by to be witnes sed by Two

** Two Justices of the Peace, who shall ascertain that the Boy

T Justices. has consented to be bound, and has attained the Age of Twelve

Years, and is of sufficient Health and Sirength, and that the Master to whom the Boy is to be bound is a proper Person for the Purpose.

Indentures of CXLIII. All Indentures of Apprenticeship to the Sea Service Apprentice- shall be exempt from Stamp Duty; and all such Indentures ship to be exempt from

m shall be in Duplicate; and every Person to whom any Boy Stamp Duty whatever is bound as an Apprentice to the Sea Service in the and to be

United Kingdom shall within Seven Days after the Execution secorried.

of the Indentures take or transmit the same to the Registrar
General of Seamen or to some Shipping Master; and the said
Registrar or Shipping Master shall retain and record One
Copy, and shall indorse on the other that the same has been

recorded,

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recorded, and shall re-deliver the same to the Master of the Apprentice ; and whenever any such Indenture is assigned or cancelled, and whenever any such Apprentice dies or deserts, the Master of the Apprentice shall, within Seven Days, after such Assignment, Cancellation, Death, or Desertion, if the same happens within the United Kingdom, or if the same happens elsewhere, so soon afterwards as Circumstances permit, notify the same either to the said Registrar of Seamen, or to some Shipping Master, to be recorded ; and every person who fails to comply with the Provisions of this Section shall incur a Penalty not exceeding Ten Pounds.

Assignment. Apprentice shach Apprentice e dis assigne

CXLIV. Subject to the Provisions herein-before contained, all Rules to Apprenticeships to the Sea Service made by any Guardians or govem ApOverseers of the Poor, or Persons having the Authority of Guar- "Pannard dians of the Poor, shall, if made in Great Britain, be made in Great Britain the same Manner and be subject to the same Laws and Regula- and Ireland tions as other Apprenticeships made by the same Persons, and respe if made in Ireland shall be subject to the following Rules ; (that is to say,) (1.) In every Union the Guardians of the Poor, or other Per

sons duly appointed to carry into execution the Acts for
the Relief of the destitute Poor and having the Authority
of Guardians of the Poor, may put out and bind as an
Apprentice to the Sea Service any Boy who or whose
Parent or Parents is or are receiving Relief in such
Union, and who has attained the Age of Twelve Years,
and is of sufficient Health and Strength, and who con-

sents to be so bound :
(2.) If the Cost of relieving any such Boy is chargeable to an

Electoral Division of a Union, then (except in Cases in
which paid Officers act in Place of Guardians) he shall
not be bound as aforesaid unless the Consent in Writing
of the Guardians of such Electoral Division or of a Majo-
rity of the Guardians (if more than One) be first obtained,
such Consent to be, when possible, indorsed upon the
Indentures :

(3.) The Expense incurred in the Binding and Outfit of any

such Apprentice shall be charged to the Union or Elec-
toral Division (as the Case may be) to which the Boy or
his Parent or Parents is or are chargeable at the Time of
his being apprenticed :

(4.) All Indentures made in any Union may be sued upon by

the Guardians of the Union or Persons having the Autho-
rity of Guardians therein for the Time being, by their
Name of Office, and Actions brought by them upon such

Indentures

me of Office as there in for persons ha

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