|Nom:||Shipping Act (Cap. 49:01).|
|Sujet(s):||Gens de mer|
|Type de loi:||Loi|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliographie:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Act as amended to 2006 (consulté le 2017-11-09)
Legislation on-line Laws of Guyana, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Guyana PDF of Act as at L.R.O. 1/2012 (consulté le 2017-11-09)
|Résumé/Citation:||The 456 sections of this Act are divided into 21 Parts: Preliminary (I); Administration of this Act (II); Restriction on trading (III); Registration and licensing of ships and proprietary interest in ships (IV); National character and flag (V); Manning of ships and certification of seafarers (VI); Engagement and welfare of seaman (VII); Ship's log books (VIII); Prevention of collisions and navigational safety (IX); Safety of life at sea (X); Load lines (XI); carriage of bulk cargos and dangerous goods (XII); Seaworthiness of ships (XIII); Wreck and salvage (XIV); Passenger ships (XV); Limitation and divisions of liability (XVI); Court of survey (XVII); Inquiries and investigations into marine casualties (XVIII); Legal proceedings (XIX); Miscellaneous (XX); final and transitional provisions (XXI).
"Ship" shall include any kind of fishing vessel. Section 4 provides for a Marine Administration Department and for the appointment of a Director of Maritime Affairs, a Registrar of Ships, marine officers, surveyors etc. Section 36 provides for the marking of ships. Every ship under twenty-four meters of length shall be licensed in accordance with section 49. Part XII mainly concerns regulation making powers of the Minister regarding transport of bulk goods and dangerous goods. A Court of Survey shall be constituted under section 442.