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Extension of Wreck Removal Convention to the Bailiwick

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Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure - P.2016/65

The States are asked to decide: -

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter dated 23 November 2016 entitled Extension of Wreck Removal Convention to the Bailiwick, they are of the opinion:-

1. To approve the preparation of one or more Ordinances made under section 289, 290, 296 and any other relevant provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002 ("the Merchant Shipping Law") to-     

(i) amend the Merchant Shipping Law to give effect within the Bailiwick and its territorial waters to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007, and

(ii) effect any corresponding or necessary repeals and amendments (including but not limited to amendments to the Wreck and Salvage (Vessels and Aircraft) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1986), and any other consequential and incidental legislative provision.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procurer for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

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