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New LVO Legislations (coming into force on 2 January 2007)
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The new maritime ordinances and subsidiary legislations relating to the control, survey and operation of local vessels are as follows:
(a) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) Ordinance, Cap. 548 (LVO) #
Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels and Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2005 #
(b) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (General) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg. #
(c) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Dwelling Vessels) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg.
(d) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Ferry Terminals) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg.
(e) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Certification and Licensing) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg. #
(f) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Typhoon Shelters) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg.
(g) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Safety and Survey) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg. #
(h) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Works) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg.
(i) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Compulsory Third Parties Risks Insurance) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg.
(j) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Fees) Regulation, Cap. 548 sub. leg. #
(k) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Conduct Inquir ies ) Rules, under Cap. 548.
(l) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Certificates of Competency) Rules, under Cap. 548.
(m) Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance--Resolution of the Legislative Council--Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (General) Regulation and Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Safety and Survey) Regulation #
(n) Merchant Shipping (Safety) (Signals of Distress and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations, Cap. 369 sub. leg.
(o) Merchant Shipping (Safety) (Load Line) Regulations, Cap. 369 sub. leg.
(p) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations, Cap. 413 sub. leg.
(q) Merchant Shipping (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations, Cap. 413 sub. leg.
(r) Merchant Shipping (Registration) (Tonnage) Regulation, Cap 41 5 sub. leg,
(s) Dangerous Goods Ordinance, Cap. 295
(t) Dangerous Goods (Application and Exemption) Regulations, Cap. 295 sub. leg.
(u) Dangerous Goods (General) Regulations, Cap. 295 sub. leg
(v) Dangerous Goods (Shipping) Regulations, Cap. 295 sub. leg.
NB # Relating to safety survey of local vessels


Updated Vessel Safety Standards / Codes of Practice Approved Safety Equipment

Safety equipment for use on board local vessels should be of approved types either approved by the maritime administrations of a convention country or classification society or otherwise accepted by the Director.