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Name: Merchant Shipping Act, 2003 (No. 21/2003) (Cap. 165).
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Subject(s): Seafarers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2004-03-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Separate copy, 168 p.
ISN: TZA-2002-L-63177
Bibliography: Separate copy, 168 p.
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Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on mearchant shipping and seafarers. Divided into 23 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions and definitions. Part 2 deals with administrative matters. Part 3 sets forth prohibition on trading. No ship shall trade in waters of Tanzania unless it is a Tanzanian ship, or holds certificate of foreign registry. Part 4 regulates registration and licensing of ships. Part 5 deals with national character and flag of ship; Part 6 with proprietary interests regarding ships. Part 7 makes provision for engagement and welfare of seafarer; Part 8 for prevention of collision and safety of navigation. Part 9 deals with safety of life at sea. Part 10 regulates load lines; Part 11 carriage of bulk cargoes and dangerous cargoes. Part 12 provides for unsafe ships, Part 13 for local and coastal voyages, Part 14 for inland water transport, Part 15 for wrecks and salvage, and Part 16 for control and return of persons on ships. Part 17 deals with maritime security and piracy, Part 18 with limitation and division of liability, Part 19 with prevention of pollution, Part 20 with enforcement officers and powers, Part 21 with inquiries and investigations into marine casualties, and Part 22 with legal proceedings. Part 23 contains supplementary provisions.
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