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Merchant Shipping Act, 1951

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To provide for the control of merchant shipping and matters incidental thereto.

 

Last update: January 2017


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Latest Developments:

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Amendment Regulations, 2016, Notice No. R. 44, Government Gazette 40568, dated 23 January 2017.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Proclamation, Notice No. 35 of 2014, Government Gazette 37696, dated 29 May 2014.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act, 2013, Notice No. 993, Government Gazette 37145, dated 10 December 2013.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations 2007, Notice No. R. 705, Government Gazette 30151, dated 8 August 2007.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Collision and Distress Signals) Regulations, 2005, Notice No. R. 566, Government Gazette 27675, dated 17 June 2005.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Ship Identification Number) Regulations, 2004, Notice No. R. 1292, Government Gazette 26938, dated 5 November 2004.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Continuous Synopsis Record) Regulations, 2004, Notice No. R. 1290, Government Gazette 26938, dated 5 November 2004.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Navigation Bridge Visibility) Regulations, 2004, Notice No. 1199, Government Gazette 26878, dated 15 October 2004.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Eyesight and Medical Examination) Regulations, 2004, Notice No. 1197, Government Gazette 26878, dated 15 October 2004.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004, Notice No. R. 142, Government Gazette 25997, dated 9 February 2004.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Safety Management) Regulations, 2003, Notice No. R. 720, Government Gazette 24923, dated 6 June 2003.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (INF Code) Regulations, 2003, Notice No. R. 719, Government Gazette 24922, dated 6 June 2003.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Licensing of Vessels) Regulations, 2002, Notice No. R. 112, Government Gazette 24275, dated 17 January 2003.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Notification of Building of Vessels), 2002, Notice No. R. 498, Government Gazette 23345, dated 26 April 2002.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (EPIRB Registration) Regulations, 2002, Notice No. R. 505, Government Gazette 23345, dated 26 April 2002.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Charts and Nautical Publications) Regulations, 2002, Notice No. R. 503, Government Gazette 23345, dated 26 April 2002.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act, 2002 (Act No. 40 of 2002)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Seamen’s Documents) Regulations, 2000, Notice No. R. 432, Government Gazette 21136, dated 5 May 2000.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Seafarer Compensation) Regulations, 1998, Notice No. R. 1654, Government Gazette 19604, dated 18 December 1998.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (Mandatory Ships’ Routing) Regulations, 1998, Notice No. R. 131, Government Gazette 18631, 23 January 1998.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping (IGC Code) Regulations, 1998, Notice No. R. 132, Government Gazette 18631, dated 23 January 1998.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping/Marine Pollution (IBC Code) Regulations, 1998, Notice No. R. 133, Government Gazette 18631, dated 23 January 1998.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Ship Registration Act, 1998 (Act No. 58 of 1998)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Shipping Laws Amendment Act, 1998 (Act No. 57 of 1998)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by South African Maritime Safety Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 5 of 1998)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Shipping General Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 23 of 1997)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by The Courts of Survey Regulations, 1961, Notice No. R. 1065, dated 24 November 1996.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Wreck and Salvage Act, 1996 (Act No. 94 of 1996)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Abolition of Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of Courts Act, 1996 (Act No. 88 of 1996)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by General Law Amendment Act, 1996 (Act No. 49 of 1996)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Transport General Amendment Act, 1995 (Act No. 16 of 1995)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Transport General Amendment Act, 1992 (Act No. 86 of 1992)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1992 (Act No. 18 of 1992)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by The Ship’s Medicines and Medical Appliances Regulations, 1991, Notice No. R. 91, Government Gazette 12973, dated 18 January 1991.

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Population Registration Act Repeal Act, 1991 (Act No. 114 of 1991)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1989 (Act No. 3 of 1989)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Transport Advisory Council Act, 1987 (Act No. 58 of 1987)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1986 (Act No. 1 of 1986)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1985 (Act No. 25 of 1985)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, 1983 (Act No. 105 of 1983)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1982 (Act No. 3 of 1982)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by South African Transport Services Act, 1981 (Act No. 65 of 1981)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1981 (Act No. 3 of 1981)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1978 (Act No. 62 of 1978)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1977 (Act No. 70 of 1977)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1976 (Act No. 5 of 1976)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1974 (Act No. 24 of 1974)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Amendment Act, 1970 (Act No. 58 of 1970)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1969 (Act No. 42 of 1969)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Unemployment Insurance Act, 1966 (Act No. 30 of 1966)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1965 (Act No. 13 of 1965)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1963 (Act No. 40 of 1963)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Commonwealth Relations Act, 1962 (Act No. 69 of 1962)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been amended by Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1959 (Act No. 30 of 1959)

 

The Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951) has been added to the website.