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Shipping General Amendment Act, No. 23 of 1997

Long title


To amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951, so as to insert certain definitions, to amend others and to delete others; to further regulate occupational safety in relation to vessels; to further regulate the powers of certain officers and courts; to delete or replace certain obsolete expressions and references; to further regulate the reporting of and investigation into casualties and accidents on vessels; to further regulate the making of regulations by the Minister of Transport: to emend the text; and to repeal the Third, Fourth and Sixth Schedules to the said Act; to amend the Marine Traffic Act, 1981, so as to insert two definitions, amend one and replace ten: to provide anew for offences in respect of offshore installations; to empower the said Minister to determine safety zones for certain offshore installations; to delete certain obsolete expressions; to make other provision in respect of certain penalties: to further regulate the making of regulations by the said Minister: to make other provision in relation to court jurisdiction; and to extend the application of the said Act to the Prince Edward Islands; to amend the Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act, 1981, so as to insert certain definitions, to amend others, and to delete others; to make other provision for the control of operational discharges of oil and oily mixtures from ships and offshore installations: to extend certain powers and functions in relation to the prevention and combating of pollution of the sea by oil to other harmful substances: to make other provision in relation to court jurisdiction; to further regulate the making of regulations by the said Minister; to increase the maximum amount of fines that may be imposed for a contravention of the said Act; to extend the application of the said Act to the Prince Edward Islands; and to replace certain obsolete expressions and references; to amend the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1986, so as to give effect to the Protocol of 1979 to amend the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading 1924, as amended by the Protocol of 1968; and to extend the application of the said Act to the Prince Edward Islands; to amend the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties Act, 1987, so as to insert a certain definition, to amend another and to delete another; to give effect to the Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances Other than Oil 1973, as amended by MEPC.49(31); to regulate anew the application and interpretation of the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties 1969 and the said Protocol; to regulate anew the making of regulations by the said Minister; to increase the maximum penalties for which may be provided by regulation; to make other provision in relation to court jurisdiction; and to extend the application of the said Act to the Prince Edward Islands; and to amend the Maritime Zones Act, 1994, so as to amend a certain definition; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
AMENDMENT OF MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1951
1. Amendment of section 2 of Act 57 of 1951...
2. Amendment of section 3 of Act 57 of 1951...
3. Amendment of section 5 of Act 57 of 1951...
4. Amendment of section 9 of Act 57 of 1951...
5. Amendment of section 193 of Act 57 of 1951...
6. Amendment of section 197 of Act 57 of 1951...
7. Amendment of section 200 of Act 57 of 1951...
8. Amendment of section 215 of Act 57 of 1951...
9. Amendment of section 238 of Act 57 of 1951
10. Amendment of section 259 of Act 57 of 1951...
11. Amendment of section 261 of Act 57 of 1951...
12. Amendment of section 264 of Act 57 of 1951...
13. Amendment of section 265 of Act 57 of 1951...
14. Amendment of section 335 of Act 57 of 1951
15. Amendment of section 356 of Act 57 of 1951...
16. Substitution of section 356bis of Act 57 of 1951...
17. Amendment of section 356ter of Act 57 of 1951...
18. Repeal of Third, Fourth and Sixth Schedules to Act 57 of 1951
AMENDMENT OF MARINE TRAFFIC ACT, 1981
19. Amendment of section 1 of Act 2 of 1981...
20. Substitution of section 8B of Act 2 of 1981...
21. Insertion of section 8C in Act 2 of 1981
22. Amendment of section 9 of Act 2 of 1981...
23. Substitution of section 11 of Act 2 of 1981...
24. Insertion of section 11A in Act 2 of 1981
25. Amendment of section 14 of Act 2 of 1981
26. Insertion of section 17A in Act 2 of 1981
AMENDMENT OF PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF POLLUTION OF THE SEA BY OIL ACT, NO. 6. OF 1981
27. Amendment of section 1 of Act 6 of 1981...
28. Repeal of section 2 of Act 6 of 1981
29. Amendment of section 3 of Act 6 of 1981
30. Substitution of section 4 of Act 6 of 1981
31. Substitution of section 5 of Act 6 of 1981
32. Amendment of section 6 of Act 6 of 1981
33. Substitution of section 7 of Act 6 of 1981
34. Amendment of section 8 of Act 6 of 1981...
35. Amendment of section 9 of Act 6 of 1981
36. Amendment of section 10 of Act 6 of 1981
37. Amendment of section 20 of Act 6 of 1981...
38. Substitution of section 21 of Act 6 of 1981
39. Amendment of section 25 of Act 6 of 1981
40. Amendment of section 26 of Act 6 of 1981...
41. Amendment of section 27 of Act 6 of 1981...
42. Amendment of section 28 of Act 6 of 1981
43. Amendment of section 30 of Act 6 of 1981...
44. Insertion of section 30A in Act 6 of 1981
45. Substitution of section 32 of Act 6 of 1981
46. Substitution of certain expressions in Act 6 of 1981
47. Substitution of long title of Act 6 of 1981
48. Insertion of section 2A in Act 1 of 1986
49. Insertion of section 3A in Act 1 of 1986
50. Amendment of Schedule to Act 1 of 1986
51. Amendment of section 1 of Act 64 of 1987
52. Substitution of section 2 of Act 64 of 1987
53. Substitution of section 3 of Act 64 of 1987
54. Amendment of section 4 of Act 64 of 1987
55. Insertion of section 4A in Act 64 of 1987
56. Substitution of section 5 of Act 64 of 1987
57. Addition of Schedule to Act 64 of 1987
58. Substitution of long title of Act 64 of 1987
59. Amendment of section 1 of Act 15 of 1994...
60. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. (SECTION 50). AMENDMENT OF THE SCHEDULE TO THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT, 1986: PROTOCOL OF 1979 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES OF LAW RELATING TO BILLS OF LADING 1924, AS AMENDED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1968 [s50]
Sch. 2.  SCHEDULE 2. (SECTION 57). ADDITION OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE MARINE POLLUTION (INTERVENTION) ACT. 1987: PROTOCOL RELATING TO INTERVENTION ON THE HIGH SEAS IN CASES OF MARINE POLLUTION BY SUBSTANCES OTHER THAN OIL 1973, AS AMENDED BY MEPC.49 (31) [s57]
 
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