Marine Liability Act
Marginal note:Extended meaning of expressions
25 (1) For the purposes of this Part and Articles 1 to 15 of the Convention,
(a) ship means any vessel or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for navigation, without regard to method or lack of propulsion, and includes
(i) a ship in the process of construction from the time that it is capable of floating, and
(ii) a ship that has been stranded, wrecked or sunk and any part of a ship that has broken up,
but does not include an air cushion vehicle or a floating platform constructed for the purpose of exploring or exploiting the natural resources or the subsoil of the sea-bed;
(b) the definition shipowner in paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Convention shall be read without reference to the word “seagoing” and as including any person who has an interest in or possession of a ship from and including its launching; and
(c) the expression “carriage by sea” in paragraph 1(b) of Article 2 of the Convention shall be read as “carriage by water”.
(2) In the event of any inconsistency between sections 28 to 34 of this Act and Articles 1 to 15 of the Convention, those sections prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
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