Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 [As At 10th September 2018]

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Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952

[As At 10th September 2018]

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law with respect to Merchant Shipping.

Detailed Contents Of Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952  :

The Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 is a piece of legislation in Malaysia that regulates and governs various aspects of merchant shipping, including ship registration, safety, and maritime commerce. The following are the key provisions of the Ordinance as at 10th September 2018:
  1. Ship Registration: The Ordinance provides for the registration of Malaysian ships and the issuance of ship registration certificates. It also sets out the requirements for registration, including the ownership and nationality of the ship, and the conditions under which a ship may be registered.

  2. Safety Requirements: The Ordinance imposes safety requirements on ships, including the provision of safety equipment, the maintenance of safety standards, and the conduct of safety inspections. It also provides for the investigation of accidents and incidents involving ships.

  3. Maritime Commerce: The Ordinance regulates various aspects of maritime commerce, including the carriage of goods and passengers, the provision of pilotage and towage services, and the licensing of shipping agents and brokers.

  4. Seafarers: The Ordinance sets out the requirements for the certification and training of seafarers, including the qualifications and experience required for different types of positions on board a ship.

  5. Pollution Prevention: The Ordinance provides for the prevention and control of marine pollution, including the discharge of oil and other harmful substances into the sea.

  6. Enforcement and Penalties: The Ordinance establishes the powers of the authorities responsible for enforcing its provisions, including the detention and inspection of ships. It also sets out the penalties for contraventions of the Ordinance, including fines and imprisonment.

Overall, the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 serves as an important framework for ensuring the safety and efficiency of maritime activities in Malaysia, while also promoting compliance with international standards and best practices.

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