Maritime Safety Act 2005 - Guidance Note for Local Authorities
The Maritime Safety Directorate has drafted guidelines on the powers available to local authorities and other relevant authorities to regulate craft such as fast powercraft and personal watercraft taking into account the Maritime Safety Act 2005. The aim of theses guidelines is to: (i) assist local authorities, inland water bodies & port and harbour authorities in the proper management of water resources through the introduction by them of bye-laws under the Maritime Safety Act 2005 which would deal with all aspects of the local use of mechanically powered recreational craft; (ii) inform the authority making the bye-laws on issues relating to the design, implementation and management of such bye-laws.
Merchant Shipping Act, 2010
The Merchant Shipping Act, 2010 was enacted on 3 July, 2010 as AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO GIVING FURTHER EFFECT TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA SIGNED IN LONDON ON 1 NOVEMBER 1974 AND ITS PROTOCOLS, PROVIDING ACCESS TO PASSENGER VESSELS FOR PERSONS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY, TO ENABLE SUNKEN VESSELS TO BE RAISED, TO GIVE THE FORCE OF LAW TO THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 ADOPTED AT GENEVA ON 23 FEBRUARY 2006, TO AMEND THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACTS 1894 TO 2005 AND TO AMEND AND EXTEND PART IV OF THE HARBOURS ACT 1996 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.