Seamen’s Registry Board (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 42/1968

Read the first time on 3rd December 1968.
An Act to amend the Seamen’s Registry Board Ordinance, 1957 (No. 11 of 1957).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Seamen’s Registry Board (Amendment) Act, 1968, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 2
2.  Section 2 of the Seamen’s Registry Board Ordinance, 1957, is hereby amended by deleting the definition of “seaman” appearing therein and substituting therefor the following: —
“ “seaman” means any person normally engaged on ship’s articles on any ship going beyond the limits of any port, or place declared to be a port, from time to time by order of the President under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Cap. 207), except —
(a)masters, mates, engineers, radio officers, pursers, cadets, chinchews, compradores, or any member of the chinchew or compradore staff, laundrymen and stevedores; and
(b)probationer deckhands, probationer engine-room hands, probationer catering hands under any training scheme approved by the Minister;”.