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Name: Shipping Act 1987 (Cap. 50:10)
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Subject(s): Seafarers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-12-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Trinidad and Tobago Gazette, 1987-12-18, Vol. 26, No. 336, Le, I-XIV, pp. 119-318
ISN: TTO-1987-L-6639
Bibliography: Trinidad and Tobago Gazette, 1987-12-18, Vol. 26, No. 336, Le, I-XIV, pp. 119-318
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Abstract/Citation: This Act revises the law in relation to, inter alia, the registration, licensing, transfer and flags of ships. Part VII (Manning and Certification) provides for the issue and recognition of certificates of competency. Part VIII (Engagement of Seaman) requires the signature of crew agreements whose contents prescribed (ss. 98-99, 102-104). It further provides for the protection of seafarers' wages and for paid annual leave and public holidays, contains provisions on discipline and sets forth basic requirements and rights in relation to occupational safety, health and welfare. Secs. 171-195 govern relief and repatriation. The employment on a ship of persons under 16 years of age is prohibited; restrictions apply to the employment of persons under 18 years of age (s. 108). The Merchant Shipping Act 1894 of the United Kingdom and the Merchant Shipping Act and the Pleasure Boats Act (No. 48 of 1977) cease to have effect for Trinidad and Tobago.
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