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PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
PASSED IN THE SESSION HELD IN THE
51st AND 52ND YEARS OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY,
BEING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH PARLIAMENT OF THE
PRINTED BY BROWN CHAMBERLIN,
An Act to amend the law with respect to the Appliances
to be carried by British Merchant Ships for saving lite at Sea.
(10th August, 1888.] E it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. It shall be the duty of the owner and master of every Duty to carry British ship to see that his ship is provided, in accordance other appliwith rules under this Act, with such boats, life jackets, and ances for other appliances for saving life at sea as, having regard to saving life. the nature of the service on which the ship is employed, and the avoidance of undue encumberance of the ship's deck, are best adapted for securing the safety of her crew and passengers.
2.-(1.) For the purpose of preparing and advising on Appointment rules to be made under this Act, the President of the Board tative comof Trade shall, immediately after the passing of this Act, mittee for and may from time to time, appoint a committee, the mem- framing rules. bers of which shall be nominated by him in accordance with the First Schedule to this Act.
(2.) Each member of the Committee shall hold office for two years from the date of his appointment, but shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(3.) There shall be paid to the members of the committee, out of the Mercantile Marine Fund, such travelling and other allowances as the Board of Trade from time to time
(4) Her Majesty the Queen may, from time to time, by Order in Council, alter the First Schedule to this Act.