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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Ship Registration Act, No. 58 of 1998

Long title


To provide anew for the registration of ships in the Republic; and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1.  Definitions

CHAPTER 1. APPLICATION OF ACT
2.  Application of Act

CHAPTER 2. SOUTH AFRICAN SHIPS
3.  South African ships
4.  National Flag
5.  Offences relating to South African character of ship
6.  Declaration of ship’s nationality before clearance

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRAR AND REGISTRATION OFFICE
7.  Registration Office
8.  Registrar and Deputy Registrars of Ships
9.  Appointment of Registrar and Deputy Registrars
10.  Powers and duties of Registrar
11.  Acting Registrar or Deputy Registrar
12.  Appointment of staff
13.  Limitation of liability
14.  Seal of Registration Office and signature of Registrar

CHAPTER 4. REGISTRATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN SHIPS

Part 1. Registration
15.  Registration of property in ships
16.  Ships entitled to be registered
17.  Inspection and tonnage measurement of ship before registration
18.  Refusal of registration
19.  Prohibition on dual registration

Part 2. Identification
20. Marking of ship
21.  Name of registered ship and change of name
22.  Power of Minister to disallow proposed name for ship

Part 3. Registration certificates
23.  Registration certificate
24.  Status and custody of registration certificate
25.  New certificate and provisional certificate
26.  Provisional certificate for ship becoming entitled to be registered while abroad
27.  Provisional certificate issued by Registrar
28.  Provisional certificate not to be issued in certain circumstances
29. Temporary pass
30. Improper use of certificate

CHAPTER 5. PRIVATE LAW PROVISIONS
31. Private law matters
32. Liability of person with beneficial interest

CHAPTER 6. THE REGISTER
33. South African Ships Register
34. Access to Register
35. Obsolete or incorrect entries in Register
36. Correction of clerical errors in Register
37. Rectification of Register
38. False entries in Register

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
39. Interpretation
40. Registered agent
41. Alterations to ship
42. Ship lost or ceasing to be entitled to be registered
43. Power to remove ship from Register
44. Unregistered ship entitled to be registered not to leave Republic
45. Unregistered ship entitled to be registered not to leave foreign port
46. Effects of non-registration
47. Notice to consular representative
48. Forfeiture
49. Detention of ships
50. Co-operation with officers
51. False statements
52. Offences and penalties
53. Administrative penalty on admission of guilt
54. Admissibility of documentary evidence
55. Jurisdiction
56. Regulations
57. Charges
58. Exemption from stamp duty
59. Delegation of powers
60. Repeal and amendment of laws
61. Transitional provisions
62. Short title and commencement
Sch.1. SCHEDULE 1. PRIVATE LAW PROVISIONS FOR REGISTERED SHIPS (SECTION 31(7)) [s31]
Sch.2. SCHEDULE 2. AMENDMENT OF LAWS (SECTION 60(b)) [s60]
Sch.3. SCHEDULE 3. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (SECTION 61) [s61]

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