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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Wreck and Salvage Act,  No. 94 of 1996 

Long title

To provide for the salvage of certain vessels and for the application in the Republic of the International Convention of Salvage, 1989; and to provide for the repeal or amendment of certain provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951, and the amendment of the Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, 1983; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Application and interpretation of Convention
3. Court trying salvage claim may be assisted by assessors
4. Application to aircraft
5. Obligation to assist ships in distress
6. Duty to render assistance to persons in danger at sea
7. Duty of masters of ships in collision to render assistance
8. Salvage officers
9. Payment of allowances to salvage officers
10. Exercise of powers in absence of salvage officer
11. Investigation concerning ships wrecked, stranded or in distress
12. Powers to pass over adjoining lands
13. Power of salvage officer to suppress plunder and disorder
14. Interfering with wrecked ship or aircraft
15. Salvage payable for saving life
16. Salvage payable by Commissioner for Customs and Excise
17. Detention of wreck until salvage is paid
18. Powers of Minister in respect of certain wrecks and ships
19. Agreement to forfeit right to salvage is void
20. Restrictions on assignment of salvage
21. Regulations
22. Offences and penalties
23. Declaration of wreck to be a monument
24. Act to bind State
25. Amendment of section 1 of Act 105 of 1983...
26. Amendment of section 134 of Act 57 of 1951
27. Amendments of section 135 of Act No. 57 of 1951...
28. Repeal of section 234, 258, 293 to 306, 330 and 331 of Act No. 57 of 1951
29. Amendment of section 344 of Act No. 57 of 1951
30. Substitution of section 345 of Act No. 57 of 1951...
31. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. [s1]

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