Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi, when winding up the debate on the bill earlier, gave assurance that the government would ensure that all merchant shipping companies would adhere to the national maritime law in ensuring the wellbeing of seafarers. The amendments to the Merchant Shipping Ordinance were made in line with the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention by Malaysia, which was adopted since July 31, Among others, the amendment on Section 90 provides every seafarer on board a Malaysian ship to a minimum ten hours of rest in any twenty-four hour period and 77 hours in any seven-day period.
Registration Eligibility Which ships are eligible for registration in the national shipping register s and which parties may register ships?
In general, all ships except riverine vessels weighing more than 15 tons or fishing vessels are eligible for registration.
There are two registries for ship registration. Ships can be registered under Part IIA of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, which is the domestic register; this is open to Malaysian shipowners and companies which are majority owned and managed by Malaysians.
The other registry is the Malaysian International Ship Registry, which is open to Malaysian corporations which are majority owned by non-Malaysians. Procedure What are the procedural and documentary requirements for registration? The application for registration is made by submitting the following: The application is submitted to one of the ports of registry at Penang, Port Klang, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu for the domestic register and at Labuan for the international register.
The vessel must be surveyed and marked before acceptance of registration. Grounds for refusal On what grounds may a registration application be refused?
Registration may be refused if the ship-owning company does not meet the Malaysian shareholding and management requirement. The Malaysian Ship Register is one of the most economical registers in the world and includes many established carriers eg, MISC and other energy carriers.
Vessels flying the Malaysian flag can carry domestic cargo ie, cargo between Malaysian ports.
Click here to view the full article.Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Amendment)3 An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance [ ] ENACTED by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows: Short title and commencement 1.
(1) This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping Ordinance. REGULATIONS. The law governing international ship registration in Malaysia is the Merchant Shipping Ordinance , Part IIC.
INTERNATIONAL PORT OF REGISTRY. MERCHANT SHIPPING (SHIPPING ORGANISATIONS - PRIVATE COMPANIES) [S 1 SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION MERCHANT SHIPPING (SHIPPING ORGANISATIONS - PRIVATE COMPANIES) REGULATIONS 1st May, LEGAL NOTICE of , as amended by Legal Notices and of , and The title of these regulations is the Merchant Shipping (Shipping.
Problems in Malaysia • Too many agencies • No Admiralty court – Commercial Division of the High Court • Lack in numbers of Maritime lawyers and arbitrators • Old law of MSO () • Slow process of ratification of new amendments and international law into the ordinance. Malaysia updated its shipping act, also known as the Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Amendment) Bill , on 17 May to standardise the country's national maritime law with international maritime legislation.
ACT A An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act ENACTED by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows: 1. Short title and commencement.