Legislation

 

Please see the links below to view the consolidated texts of our Gibraltar Merchant Shipping Primary (Acts) and Secondary (Regulations) legislation.

 

The relevant legislation can also be obtained directly from the HM Government Gibraltar Laws website: https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/

 

Should you have any queries concerning our legislation, please email us maritime.survey@gibraltar.gov.gi

 

 

ACTS

 

09 Dec 1999 – Maritime Security Act

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/maritime-security-act-1999-1465

 

22 Dec 1997 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Safety, Etc) Act, 1993

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-registration-act-1993-569

 

01 Dec 1997 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Registration) Act, 1993

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-safety-etc-act-257

 

27 Jun 1935 – Merchant Shipping Act

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/merchant-shipping-act-1271

 

27 Jun 1935 – Application of Part I of the Act

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/application-of-part-i-of-the-act-1273

 

09 Dec 1999 – Maritime Security Act

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/maritime-security-act-1999-1465

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

01 Jan 2021 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers by Sea)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020 https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-carriage-of-passengers-by-sea-eu-exit-regulations-2020-5636

 

01 Jan 2021 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Ro-Ro Passenger Ships and High Speed Passenger Crafts on Regular Service) Regulations 2020

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-ro-ro-passenger-ships-and-high-speed-passenger-crafts-on-regular-service-regulations-2020-5280

 

12 Mar 2020 – Merchant Shipping (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 2020

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/merchant-shipping-fishing-vessels-regulations-2020-5284

 

07 Sep 2017 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions at Sea) Regulations 2017

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-distress-signals-and-prevention-of-collisions-at-sea-regulations-2017-4201

 

07 Sep 2017 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Tonnage Measurement of Ships) Regulations 2017

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-tonnage-measurement-of-ships-regulations-2017-4202

 

18 Sep 2016 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-marine-equipment-regulations-2016-2499

 

20 May 2015 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Passenger’s Rights) Regulations 2015

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-passengers-rights-regulations-2015-3880

 

16 Apr 2015 – Wreck Removal Convention Regulations 2015

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/wreck-removal-convention-regulations-2015-3874

 

30 Oct 2014 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Anti-Fouling Systems) Regulations 2012

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-anti-fouling-systems-regulations-2012-3701

 

05 Jul 2012 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Reporting Formalities for Ships) Regulations 2012

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-reporting-formalities-for-ships-regulations-2012-3132

 

05 Mar 2012 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-accident-reporting-and-investigation-regulations-2012-3055

 

05 Mar 2012 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Insurance for Maritime Claims) Regulations 2012

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-insurance-for-maritime-claims-regulations-2012-3056

 

22 Sep 2011 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Safety Rules and Standards for Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2011

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-safety-rules-and-standards-for-passenger-ships-on-domestic-voyages-regulations-2011-2954

 

22 Sep 2011 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Organisations for Inspection, Survey and Certification of Ships) Regulations 2011

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-organisations-for-inspection-survey-and-certification-of-ships-regulations-2011-2965

 

22 Sep 2011 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Flag State Requirements) Regulations 2011

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-flag-state-requirements-regulations-2011-2968

 

12 Apr 2011 – Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulation 2011

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/merchant-shipping-port-state-control-regulations-2011-2728

 

01 Dec 2009 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2009

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-prevention-of-pollution-from-ships-regulations-2009-2680

 

01 Jul 2009 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Fees, Charges and Taxes) Regulations 2009

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-fees-charges-and-taxes-regulations-2009-2322

 

06 Apr 2006 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships) Regulations 2006

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-stability-requirements-for-ro-ro-passenger-ships-regulations-2006-1415

 

06 Apr 2006 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Manning, Training and Certification for Seafarers) Regulations 2006

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-manning-training-and-certification-for-seafarers-regulations-2006-727

 

28 Apr 2005 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Community Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information Systems) Regulations 2004

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-community-vessel-traffic-monitoring-and-information-system-regulations-2004-1021

 

09 Sep 2004 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Counting and Registration of Persons on board passenger ships) Regulations 2004

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-counting-and-registration-of-persons-on-board-passenger-ships-regulations-2004-750

 

09 Sep 2004 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Regulations 2004

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-load-lines-regulations-2004-751

 

05 Aug 2004 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Survey, Certification and Safety) Regulations 2004

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-survey-certification-and-safety-regulations-2004-684

 

01 Jul 2004 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Phasing-in Double Hull Oil Tankers) Regulations 2004

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-phasing-in-of-double-hull-oil-tankers-regulations-2004-552

 

31 Jul 2003 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations, 2002

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-port-waste-reception-facilities-regulations-2002-274

 

01 Mar 2003 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Seafarer’ Hours of Work and Medical Examination) Regulations 2003

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-seafarers-hours-of-work-and-medical-examination-regulations-2003-276

 

29 Jun 2000 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Medical Stores) Regulations 2000

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-medical-stores-regulations-2000-5

 

30 Jul 1999 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Regulations 1999

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/merchant-shipping-oil-pollution-regulations-1999-3

 

22 Dec 1997 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Ship Registration) Regulations 1997

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-ship-registration-regulations-1997-573

 

22 Dec 1997 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Application of United Kingdom Provisions and Standards) Regulations 1997

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-application-of-united-kingdom-provisions-and-standards-regulations-1997-65

 

01 Dec 1997 – Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Pleasure Yachts) Regulations, 1997

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/gibraltar-merchant-shipping-pleasure-yachts-regulations-1997-570

 

01 Dec 1988 – Merchant Shipping Regulations 1998

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/merchant-shipping-regulations-1988-1274

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

 

17 Apr 2014 – Administrative Instruction NO. 1 Administrative Instruction on the Protocol of 2020 to the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea, 1974

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/administrative-instruction-no-1-3575

 

19 Feb 2014 – Maritime Administrative Instruction (General) 2014

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/maritime-administrative-instruction-general-2014-3517

 

29 Jul 2004 Administrative Instruction under the Merchant Shipping (Safety Etc.) Act 1993

https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/legislations/administrative-instructions-under-the-merchant-shipping-safety-etc-act-1993-680

 

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