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An Act for the better reporting of Floating Derelicts.
[2nd July, 1896.) BE it enacted by the Queen's most
Excellent Majesty, by and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the Derelict Vessels (Report) Short title. Act, 1896.
2. Every master or other person for the time being in Notice of command of any British ship, after the passing of this Act, dere to be who shall become aware of the existence on the high seas of given by masany floating derelict vessel, shall notify the same to the Lloyd's ters to Lloyd's
. agent at his next place of call or arrival, and shall, together with such notification, furnish to the Lloyd's agent all such information as he may possess as to the supposed locality or identity of such derelict vessel, and the date when and place where the same may have been observed by or reported to him, and the Lloyd's agent shall forthwith on receipt of such notification and information transmit the same to the secretary of Lloyd's in London.
And if any such master fails to make such a report he shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty not exceeding five pounds.
3. If there shall be no Lloyd's agent at the next place of call Letters to be, or arrival, then and in such case the notification shall be made in default of and the information furnished by such master or other person agents. as aforesaid, to the secretary of Lloyd's, London.
4. Any information received by the society of Lloyd's as Information aforesaid, in pursuance of this Act, shall be published by the ed by Lloyd's. society forthwith in the same manner and to the same extent as its reports of shipping casualties, and the society shall also forthwith communicate such information to the Board of Trade.
OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL EDWARD Dawson, Law Printer (for Canada)
to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty.
Begun and holden at Ottawa, on the Nineteenth day of August, and closed
by Prorogation on the Fifth day of October, 1896
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN CAMPBELL HAMILTON-GORDON, EARL OF ABERDEEN