Memorandum by the
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
1998 (S.I. 1998/2514)
The Committee requested a memorandum
on the following points:
(1) Regulation 6 (beginning
Part II) states that except for specified regulations it applies
to all ships. Please explain the relevance of the exception of
regulation 21 (which is in Part III).
The reference to regulation 21
(2) In regulation 11(4), ought
the reference to a regulation 10(3) tunnel to be a reference to
(3) In regulation 12(2), ought
the saving for the Load Lines Rules 1968 to be a saving for the
Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Regulations 1998 (No. 2241) (which
revoked those Rules)? If not, explain the saving.
Yes, it should be a reference
to the 1998 Regulations.
(4) Please explain the reference
in regulation 15(4)(b) to "regulation 15(3)".
Regulation 15(3) refers to Schedule
10 of MSN 1698: that Schedule contains the reference to that type
(5) Verify the reference in
regulation 32(2)(f) to entries (in the log-book) required by regulation
31. Should it be to regulation 34?
(6) Identify the "relevant
regulations" (containing stability criteria) referred to
in regulation 43(1).
Regulations 37, 42, 43, 44, 45
and 46 as applicable. It is accepted that this should have been
(7) In regulation 54(3), ought
the reference to paragraph (1) to be a reference to paragraph
No. The requirements apply to
the generating sets, at least two of which are required in every
ship by paragraph (1).
(8) In regulation 62(5)(a),are
both "design" and "standards" (as well as
materials) intended to be relevant for the required pressure tests?
(Compare regulation 52(1)(a) of the corresponding Regulations
for ships of classes III to VI(A): S.I. 1998/2515). If not, which
The word 'standards' is superfluous:
this regulation should correspond to that in S.I. 1998/2515.
(9) Since regulation 91(5)
and (6) create offences triable either way, ought not the summary
fine to be expressed by reference to the statutory maximum?
These errors are regretted, and
will be corrected at the first convenient opportunity.
23rd November 1998