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Passengers Act Amendment.

Surveyors to be appointed by the said Emigration Commissioners Arrangements for each Port at which there may be an Emigration Officer, and for the Ship. for other Ports by the Commissioners of Customs, nor unless it shall be reported by such Surveyors that such “ Passenger Ship” is in their Opinion seaworthy, and fit for her intended Voyage. The Survey shall be made before any Part of the Cargo is taken on board, except so much as may be necessary for ballasting the Ship; and such Portion of Cargo if laden on board shall be shifted, if required by the Emigration Officer or Surveyors, so as to expose to view successively every Part of the Frame of the Ship. In Penalty on case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Sec. Noncomplition, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of the Ship, or any of them, ance. shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling : Provided Power to Ownalways, that in case any “Passenger Ship” shall be reported by ers to appeal any such Surveyors not to be seaworthy, or not fit for her said against Surintended Voyage, the Owner or Charterer, if he shall think fit, of Ships not may require, by Writing under his Hand, the Emigration Office

being seaor in his Absence the Chief Officer of Customs, to appoint Three worthy. other competent Surveyors, of whom Two at least shall be Shipwrights, to survey the said Ship, at the Expense of the said Owner or Charterer; and the said Officer shall thereupon appoint such Surveyors, who shall survey the said Ship, and if they shall, by an unanimous Report under their Hands (but not otherwise), declare the said Ship to be seaworthy, and fit for her intended Voyage, the said Ship shall then, for the Purposes of this Act, be deemed seaworthy for such Voyage.

XX. In every " Passenger Ship” the Beams supporting the As to the Con“Passenger Decks” shall form Part of the permanent Structure struction of of the Ship : They shall be of adequate Strength, in the Judg- Beams and

Decks. ment of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and shall be firmly secured to the Ship to his Satisfaction. The “ Passenger Decks” shall be at least One Inch and a Half in Thickness, and shall be laid and firmly fastened upon the Beams continuously from Side to Side of the Compartment in which the Passengers are berthed. The Height between that Part of any Deck on which Passengers are carried and the Deck immediately above it shall not be less than Six Feet. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of the Ship, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling.

XXI. There shall not be more than Two Tiers of Berths on Arrangement any One Deck in any “Passenger Ship,” and the Interval between and Size of the Floor of the Berths and the Deck immediately beneath them Berths. shall not be less than Six Inches, nor the Interval between each Tier of Berths and between the uppermost Tier and the Deck above it less than Two Feet Six Inches : The Berths shall be securely constructed, and of Dimensions not less than Six Feet in Length and Eighteen Inches in Width for each Statute Adult, and shall be sufficient in Number for the proper Accommodation of all the Passengers contained in the Lists of Passengers herein

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Arrangements before required to be delivered by the Master of the Ship. No for the Ship. Part of any Berth shall be placed within Nine Inches of any

Watercloset erected in the Between-Decks. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of the Ship, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds

nor less than Five Pounds Sterling. Single Men to XXII. In every “Passenger Ship" all the Male Passengers of be berthed in a the Age of Fourteen Years and upwards who shall not occupy separate Com- Berths with their Wives shall, to the Satisfaction of the Emigrapartment.

tion Officer at the Port of Clearance, be berthed in the fore Part of the Ship, in a Compartment divided off from the Space appropriated to the other Passengers by a substantial and well-secured Bulk-head, without Opening into, or Communication with, any

adjoining Passenger Berth, or in separate Rooms if the Ship be As to Numbers fitted with enclosed Berths : Not more than One Passenger, unless and Sexes in

Husband and Wife, or Females or Children under Twelve Years One Berth.

of Age, shall be placed in or occupy the same Berth. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the

Owner, Charterer, or Master of the Ship, or any of them, shall for Penalty

each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor

less than Five Pounds Sterling. Berths not to XXIII. No Berths in a " Passenger Ship” occupied by Pasbe removed till sengers during the Voyage shall be taken down until Forty-eight Passengers

Hours after the Arrival of such Ship at the Port of final Discharge, landed.

unless all the Passengers shall have voluntarily quitted the Ship before the Expiration of that Time. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this section, the Master of such Ship shall be liable for each Offence to a Penalty not exceeding

Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling. Space to be XXIV. In every “ Passenger Ship" there shall be a sufficient allotted as an Space properly divided off to the Satisfaction of the Emigration Hospital.

Officer at the Port of Clearance, to be used exclusively as a Hospital or Hospitals for the Passengers : This Space shall be under the Poop, or in the Round House, or in any Deck House which shall be properly built and secured to the Satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, or on the Upper Passenger Deck, and not elsewhere

, and shall in no Case be less than Eighteen clear Superficial Feet for every Fifty Passengers which the Ship shall carry. Such Hospitals shall be fitted with Bed-places, and supplied with proper Beds, Bedding, and Utensils, to the Satisfaction of the Emigration

Officer at the Port of Clearance, and throughout the Voyage kept Penalty so fitted and supplied. In case of Noncompliance with any of the

Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of the Ship shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceed

ing Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling. Regulation as XXV. No “Passenger Ship” shall clear out or proceed to Sea to Construction unless fitted, to the Satisfaction of the Emigration Officer at the of Privies. Port of Clearance, with at least Two Privies, and with Two addi

tional Privies on Deck, for every One hundred Passengers on board, and in Ships carrying as many as Fifty Female Passengers, with at least Two Water closets under the Poop, or elsewhere on the

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Upper Deck, to the Satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, for Arrangements the exclusive Use of the Women and young Children; all of which for the Ship. Privies and Waterclosets shall be firmly constructed and maintained in a serviceable and cleanly Condition throughout the Voyage, and shall not be taken down until the Expiration of Forty-eight Hours after the Arrival of the Ship at the Port of final Discharge, unless all the Passengers sooner quit the Ship; provided that such Privies shall be placed in equal Numbers on each Side of the Ship, and need not in any Case exceed Twelve in Number. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Master shall be liable to a Penalty for each Offence not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling.

XXVI. No “Passenger Ship” shall clear out or proceed to As to Light and Sea without such Provision for affording Light and Air to the Ventilation. Passenger Decks as the Circumstances of the Case may, in the Judgment of the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, require; nor if there are as many as One hundred Passengers on board, without having an adequate and proper ventilating Apparatus, to be approved by such Emigration Officer and fitted to his Satisfaction ; the Passengers shall, moreover, have the free and unimpeded Use of the whole of each Hatchway situated over the Space appropriated to their Use, and over each such Hatchway there shall be erected such a Boobyhatch or other substantial Covering as shall, in the Opinion of such Emigration Officer, afford the greatest Amount of Light and Air, and of Protection from Wet, as the Case will admit. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Penalty on Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of Noncomplithe Ship, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Twenty Pounds.

XXVII. Every “ Passenger Ship" shall carry throughout the Regulations as Voyage a Number of Boats according to the following Scale ; (that to the carrying is to say,)

of Boats; Two Boats for every Ship of less than Two hundred Tons: Three Boats for every Ship of Two hundred and less than Four

hundred Tons : Four Boats for every Ship of Four hundred and less than Six

hundred Tons : Five Boats for every Ship of Six hundred and less than Ten

hundred Tons : Six Boats for every Ship of Ten hundred and less than Fifteen

hundred Tons :
Seven Boats for every Ship of Fifteen hundred Tons and

upwards : Provided that no “ Passenger Ship ” shall be
required to carry a greater Number of Boats than are suffi-
cient in the Judgment of the Emigration Officer at the Port

of Clearance to carry all the Persons on board of such Ship. One of such Boats shall in all Cases be a Long Boat, and One shall of Life Boats ; be a properly fitted Life Boat, which shall be carried in such a Manner as to be, in the Opinion of the Emigration Officer, most available for immediate Service : Each of such Boats shall be of a suitable Size and Description, to be approved by the Emigration 18 & 19 VICT.

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Arrangements Officer at the Port of Clearance, and shall be seaworthy, and profor the Ship. perly supplied with all Requisites, and kept clear at all Times for

immediate Use at Sea : There shall likewise be on board each “Passenger Ship” if proceeding to any Place to the Southward of the Equator at least Two Chronometers, and if to any Place to the Northward of the Equator at least One Chronometer, and

on board of all “ Passenger Ships” at least Three Steering and One and of Life Azimuth Compass, Four properly fitted Life Buoys, kept ready at Buoys, An.

all Times for immediate Use, and some adequate Means, to be chors, and Fire Engines,

approved by the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, of &c.

making Signals by Night and in Fogs; also a Fire Engine, in proper working Order, and of such Description and Power and either with or without such other Apparatus for extinguishing Fire as such Officer may approve; and not less than Three Bower Anchors of such Weight, and with Cables of such Length, Size, and Material, as in the Judgment of such Emigration Officer shall be sufficient for the Size of the Ship. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Master of the Ship shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding

Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling. Regulations as XXVIII. Every “Passenger Ship” shall be manned with an to carrying an

efficient Crew for her intended Voyage, to the Satisfaction of the eficient Crew.

Emigration Officer from whom a Clearance of such Ship may be demanded, and the Strength of the Crew shall not be diminished, nor any of the Men changed when once passed by such Emigration Officer, without his Consent in Writing, or that of the Shipping

ter of the Port of Clearance, as required by the Laws then in force regulating the shipping of Seamen on board Merchant Vessels. Where the Consent of the Shipping Master is obtained, it shall, within Twenty-four Hours thereafter, be lodged with such Emigration Officer. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Master of the Ship shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds : Provided, that if the Emigration Officer shall consider the Crew inefficient, and the Owner or Charterer of the Ship shall thereupon appeal in Writing to the said Emigration Commissioners, such Commissioners shall, at the Expense of the Appellant, appoint Two other Emigration Officers or Two competent Persons to examine into the Matter, and the unanimous Opinion of the Persons so appointed, expressed under their Hands, shall be conclusive on

the Point. Certain Articles XXIX. No “Passenger Ship” shall clear out or proceed to prohibited as Sea if there shall be on board as Cargo, Horses, Cattle, GunCargo and

powder, Vitriol, Lucifer Matches, Guano, or Green Hides, nor if Ballast.

there shall be on board any other Article or Number of Articles, whether as Cargo or Ballast, which by reason of the Nature or Quantity or Mode of Stowage thereof shall, either singly or collectively, be deemed by the Emigration Officer at the Port of

Clearance likely to endanger the Health or Lives of the PasStowage of sengers or the Safety of the Ship: No Part of the Cargo, or of Cargo, Stores, the Passengers Luggage, or of the Provisions, Water, or Stores, and Luggage whether for the Use of the Passengers or of the Crew, shall be Passengers Act Amendment.

carried

carried on the Upper Deck or on the “ Passenger Decks,” unless to be approved in the Opinion of such Emigration Officer it shall be so placed by Emigration as not to impede Light or Ventilation, nor interfere with the

Officer. Comfort of the Passengers ; nor unless the same be stowed and secured to the Satisfaction of such Emigration Officer, and the Space occupied thereby, or rendered, in the Opinion of such Officer, unavailable for the Accommodation of the Passengers, shall (unless occupied by Passengers Luggage) be deducted in calculating the Space by which, under the Provisions of this Act, the Number of Passengers is regulated. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Three hundred Pounds nor less than Five Pounds Sterling.

XXX. For the Purposes of this Act, the Length of the Voyage Computation of for a "Passenger Ship” proceeding from the United Kingdom to Voyages. the under-mentioned Places respectively shall be determined by the following Scale ; (that is to say,)

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To North America (except the West Coast thereof):-
For Ships clearing out between the Sixteenth

Day of January and the Fourteenth Day

of October, both Days inclusive For Ships clearing out between the Fifteenth

day of October and the Seventeenth Day

of January, both Days inclusive To the West Indies, and any Part of the East

Coast of Central or South America North of

the Equator To any Part of the East Coast of South America

lying between the Equator and the Twenty

fifth Degree of South Latitude To the West Coast of Africa North of the Equator To the Coast of Africa South of the Equator,

or to the Falkland Islands, or to any Part of the East Coast of South America Southward

of the Twenty-fifth Degree of South Latitude To the Mauritius, and to the Western Coast of

America South of the Equator
To Ceylon
To Western Australia
To any other of the Australian Colonies
To New Zealand and to the Western Coast

of America between the Equator and the

Fortieth Degree of North Latitude
To the Western Coast of America North of the

Fortieth Degree of North Latitude, and the
Islands adjacent thereto

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