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5 September 1966

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1966-09-05 number 89 part A

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      Supplement to Official Gazette Extraordin                                                 A 247
        a                                       ary No. 89, Vol. 53, 5th Sept.,
                                                                        1966—Part A
        THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (CASUALTIES)
                                           DECREE 1966




                              Decree No. 62
                                                    :              [13% August 1966]    Commence-
                                                                                        ment,
       THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMEN
                                      T hereby decrees as
  follows. :

       1. Section 269 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1962 (which
  inquiries :into shipping casualties) is hereby amended-—     provides for             Powerto
                                                                                        investigate
       (2) in subsection (1) by the deletion in paragraphs (a), (0),                    shipping
                                                                     (c), (e), and      casualties
    ({) of the word Commonwealth” ; and                                                 not
       (4) in subsection (2) by the deletion,—-                                          otherwise
                                                                                       : reported.
          (7) in paragraphs (a), (c), (@) and (f) of the word “Commonwea                 1962 No. 30.
                                                                         lth,”
       and,                                                    ;
         (77) in paragraphs(a) and (d) of the word “such” ; and
       (c) in subsection (3) by the deletion of the words “any
                                                               part of the
    Commonwealth,” and the substitution therefor of the words
                                                               ‘‘Nigeria or
    elsewhere,’’. -

     2. This Decree may be cited as the Merchant Shipping
                                                                (Casualties)           Citation, etc. ’
 Decree 1966 and shall be read as one with the Merchant Shippi
                                                               ng Act 1962.
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      Daten at Lagos this [3th day of August 1966.             ©

                                         LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Y. Gowon,
                                     Head of the Federal Military Government,
                                     Supreme Conmander of the -Artied Forces,
                                           Federal Republic of Nigeria


                              EXPLANATORY NotE
     (This Noteis not part of the Decree but is-intended to explainits
                                                                       effect)
     Section 269 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1962 authorises
                                                                    investigations
and inquiries into casualties affecting Commonwealth shipping
                                                              only, and
this amendment will permit investigation and inquiry into any
                                                               shipping
casualty.        :


  PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY
                                                 GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
   AND PRINTED BY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, PRINTI
                                                      NG Division, Lacos

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