National Maritime Board (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 32/1981

Read the first time on 22nd December 1981.
An Act to amend the National Maritime Board Act, 1972 (No. 21 of 1972).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the National Maritime Board (Amendment) Act, 1981.
Amendment of section 4
2.  Section 4 of the National Maritime Board Act, 1972, is amended —
(a)by deleting subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection: —
(1)  The Board shall consist of the following members: —
(a)a Chairman;
(b)the Director of Marine;
(c)a member representing the Department of Social Welfare;
(d)a member representing the Republic of Singapore Navy;
(e)two members representing shipowners;
(f)two members representing seamen; and
(g)two other members,
all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister.”;
(b)by deleting subsection (3) and substituting the following subsection: —
(3)  If by reason of illness, leave of absence or other cause, the Chairman is unable to exercise his powers and functions under this Act, the Director of Marine shall exercise the powers and functions of the Chairman.”;
(c)by inserting, immediately after subsection (5), the following subsections: —
(5A)  The office of the Chairman and a member of the Board shall be vacated if he —
(b)resigns his office by writing under his hand delivered to the Minister;
(c)becomes a mentally disordered person within the meaning of the Mental Disorders and Treatment Act (Cap. 162);
(d)is adjudged a bankrupt;
(e)has been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty, fraud or moral turpitude; or
(f)fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Board without leave of the Board,
and the vacancy thereby created shall be deemed to be a casual vacancy.
(5B)  Any casual vacancy in the office of a member may be filled by the appointment of a member in place of the vacating member in accordance with whichever paragraph of subsection (1) as is appropriate; and the member appointed to fill any casual vacancy shall hold office for only the residue of his predecessor’s term of office.”.
(d)by deleting the words “four members” in subsection (6) and substituting the words “five members”; and
(e)by deleting the words “temporary Chairman” in subsections (7) and (9) and substituting in each case the words “Director of Marine”.