LAW ON PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AT SEA

Law Number : 4922

Date of Adoption : June 10,1946

Date and No. of Publication in the Official Gazette : June 14,1946 - 6333


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PART ONE

Tariffs and Technical Characteristics of Commercial Ships

Article 1 – (As amended: July 16,2008 - 5790/1 st Art.)

For the implementation of this Law;

A) “Administration” means the Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs,

B) “Ship” means any kind of vessel which can start voyage at sea with a tool other than oars whatever its name, tonnage and usage purpose is,

C) “Commercial ship” means any kind of vessel used at sea for the intention of interest,

D) “Small marine vehicle” means any kind of commercial ship which its overall length is shorter than 24 meters excluding passenger ships,

E) “Seaworthiness” means to be in a situation to endure ordinary sea hazards of all commercial ships and marine facilities related to the services which they have been allocated in respect of boat, machinery, general equipment, life saving, protection from fire and fire extinguishing condition, navigational equipment and communication system, health conditions, cargo and passenger transportation capacities, marine pollution prevention equipments and other navigation security matters,

F) “Passenger” means any person who are carried with or without freight other than the captain and the seamen or other persons existent on board for the requirements of the ship’s work, the spouse, children of and the personnel under the service of the ship owner and the ship operator, the man of the ship owner who travels for a duty, representative and officers of him or her, the shepherds of the livestock carried, the persons who have been admitted to the ship for force majoures and because of life saving obligation at sea and the children younger than one age.

 

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