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Chapter 13:06

Inland Waters Shipping Act

Acts 34/1971, 42/1976 (s. 22), 37/1977 (s. 18), 15/1981, 22/2001 (s. 4) 23/2004 (s. 282); S.I. 583/1979.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.
  2. Declaration of inland waters.

PART II

REGISTRATIONOF VESSELS

  1. Application of Part II.
  2. Vessels to be registered.
  3. Ports of registry and registers of vessels.
  4. Registration of vessels.
  5. Duration of registration certificates.
  6. Change of ownership or address.
  7. Destruction of vessels.
  8. Registration certificate and registration mark and number to be kept affixed to vessel.
  9. Removal of unregistered vessels.
  10. Central registry of vessels.

PART III

SURVEY OFVESSELS

  1. Application of Part III.
  2. Vessels to be surveyed.
  3. Survey of vessels.
  4. Standards to be applied in survey.
  5. Duration of surveyor’s certificate.

PART IV

MASTERS AND CREWS OF VESSELS 19. Competency of masters and crews in certain vessels.

PART V

INTERNATIONALARRANGEMENTS

  1. Agreement with certain other countries.
  2. Power to suspend provisions inconsistent with treaties.

PART VI

CONTROL AND INSPECTION OFVESSELS, REMOVALOF WRECKS AND HOLDING OFINQUIRIES

  1. Power of inspection and direction of vessels found to be unsafe.
  2. General powers of surveyors, police officers, registrars of vessels and other authorized persons.
  3. Power to remove or dispose of wreck.
  4. Inquiries as to shipping casualties.

PART VII

INLAND WATERS SHIPPING SERVICES

  1. Interpretation in Part VII.
  2. No services except under permit.
  3. Establishment of Board and appointment of assessors and secretary.
  4. Terms of office of members who are not civil servants.
  5. Disqualification for appointment as member.
  6. Vacation of office by member.
  7. Meetings and proceedings of Board.
  8. Members to declare certain interests.
  9. Validity of Board’s decisions and acts.
  10. Advisory functions of Board.
  11. Inquiries by Board.
  12. Powers of Board in relation to permits and exemptions.
  13. Temporary permits.
  14. Publication of applications for ordinary permits.
  15. Applications for ordinary permits: objections.
  16. Applications for ordinary permits: holding of inquiries.
  17. Manner of performance by Board of functions referred to in section 37 (1) (a).
  18. Permits open to inspection.
  19. Revocation, suspension and variation of permits and exemptions.
  20. Notice of inquiry.
  21. Board may revoke or vary permit or exemption.
  22. No refund of fees.
  23. Permits to continue if application made for renewal.
  24. Emergency powers.

PART VIII

GENERAL

  1. Appointments by Minister.
  2. Duty to give information.

53A. Use of vessel and interference therewith without owner’s consent

53B. Power of police to stop and search vessel 54.  Damage to navigation marks.

  1. Designation of harbours.
  2. Certain provisions as to legal proceedings.
  3. [Repealed].
  4. State to be bound.

AN ACT to provide for the registration, survey and safety of vessels used on the inland waters of Zimbabwe; to make provision for the safety of passengers and cargo, the competency of masters and crews and the regulation of services performed on inland waters by means of vessels; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st October, 1971.]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Inland Waters Shipping Act [Chapter 13:06].

                       2    Interpretation

(1) In this Act—

“Board” means the Inland Waters Shipping Services Board established under section twenty-eight;

“canoe” means a vessel propelled by paddle or pole;

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