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Carriage Of Goods By Sea Act 1971 [of England]

Article 1 - Application of Hague Rules as amended.

Article 2. - Contracting States, etc

Article 3. - Absolute warranty of seaworthiness not to be implied in contracts to which Rules apply

Article 4. - Application of Act to British possessions, etc.

Article 5. -Extension of application of Rules to carriage from ports in British possessions, etc

Article 6 - Supplemental

[In Force]

Schedule The Hague-Visby Rules.


SiSU Metadata, document information


SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

England, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971


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Carriage Of Goods By Sea Act 1971 [of England]

Article 6 - Supplemental

6. (1) This Act may be cited as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971.

6. (2) It is hereby declared that this Act extends to Northern Ireland.

6. (3) The following enactments shall be repealed, that is: a) The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1924; b) section 12 (4) (a) of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965, and without prejudice to section 38 (1) of the Interpretation Act 1889, the reference to the said Act of 1924 in section I (l) (i) (ii) of the Hovercraft Act 1968 shall include a reference to this Act.

6. (4) It is hereby declared that for the purposes of Article VIII of the Rules section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (which, as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowner and Others) Act 1958, entirely exempts shipowner and others in certain circumstances from liability for loss of, or damage to, goods) is a provision relating to limitation of liability.

6. (5) This Act shall come into force on such day as her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint* and, for the purposes of the transition from the law in force immediately before the day appointed under this subsection to the provisions of this Act, the Order appointing the day may provide that those provisions shall have effect subject to such transitional provisions as may be contained in the Order.

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