Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
- Commenced on 1 January 1927
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2015.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act.
2. Application of rules in scheduleSubject to the provisions of this Act, the rules set out in the schedule, hereinafter referred to as the rules, shall have effect in relation to and in connection with the carriage of goods by sea ships carrying goods from any port in Seychelles to any other outside Seychelles or from any place in Seychelles to any place in Seychelles.
3. Absolute warranty of seaworthiness not to be implied in contracts to which rules applyThere shall not be implied in any contract for the carriage goods by sea to which the rules apply any absolute undertaking the carrier of the goods to provide a seaworthy ship.
4. Statement as to application of rules to be included in bill of ladingEvery bill of lading, or similar document of title, issued in Seychelles which contains or is evidence of any contract to which the rules apply shall contain an express statement that it is to have effect subject to the provisions of the said rules as applied by this Act.
5. Modification of Article VI of rules in relation to coasting tradeArticle VI of the rules shall, in relation to the carriage of goods by sea in ships carrying goods from any place in Seychelles to any other place in Seychelles, have effect as though the said article referred to goods of any class instead of to particular goods and as coasting trade though the proviso to the second paragraph of the said article were omitted.
6. Modification of rules 4 and 5 of Article III in relation to bulk cargoesWhere under the custom of any trade the weight of any bulk cargo inserted in the bill of lading is a weight ascertained or accepted by a third party other than the carrier or the shipper and the fact the weight is so ascertained or accepted is stated in the bill of lading, then, notwithstanding anything in the rules, the bill of lading shall not be deemed to be prima facie evidence against the carrier of the receipt of goods of the weight so inserted in the bill of lading and the accuracy thereof at the time of shipment shall not be deemed to have been guaranteed by the shipper.
7. Savings and operation
History of this document
31 December 2015 this version
01 January 1927