(1) If it appears to the Governor-General that Commonwealth ships are subject in any foreign country to any prohibition or restriction as to the carrying of passengers or goods coastwise in that country, he may, by Order in Council, so far as treaty obligations binding on Her Majesty's Government of New Zealand permit, impose such prohibitions or restrictions upon the ships of that country as to carrying passengers or goods coastwise in New Zealand, or as to carrying goods from any port in New Zealand to any port in any other Commonwealth country where a law similar to this section exists, as appear to him justly to countervail the disadvantages to which Commonwealth ships are subject as aforesaid.
(2) On the arrival at any port in New Zealand of any ship of the country to which the Order relates, a copy of such Order, together with a copy of this section, shall be delivered by the Customs to the master.
(3) If the master does any act in contravention of such Order the ship shall be forfeited, and shall be disposed of as directed by the Minister of Transport, and the proceeds of such forfeiture shall be paid into the Public Account and shall form part of the Consolidated Account.
(4) In this section and in the next succeeding section Commonwealth country and Commonwealth ship have the respective meanings assigned thereto by the Shipping and Seamen Act 1952.
Compare: 1903 No 95 s 2
In subsection (1) the words
“Commonwealth ships” were substituted for the words
“British ships” wherever they occur, the words
“binding on Her Majesty's Government of New Zealand” were substituted for the words
“entered into by His Majesty”, and the words
“Commonwealth country” were substituted for the words
“British possession”, by section 14 Shipping and Seamen Act 1952.
Subsection (2) was amended, as from 1 October 1996, by section 289(1) Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27) by substituting the word
“Customs” for the words
“Collector of Customs”.
In subsection (3) the reference to the Minister of Transport was substituted for a reference to the Minister of Marine by section 6(2)(a) Ministry of Transport Amendment Act 1972, and the reference to the Consolidated Account was substituted for a reference to the Consolidated Revenue Account (as substituted by section 4(4) Public Revenues Amendment Act 1963) by section 114(6) Public Finance Act 1977. The terms Public Account and Consolidated Account were abolished by section 83(1) Public Finance Act 1989 and should be read as references to the Crown Bank Account.
Subsection (4) was inserted by section 514 Shipping and Seamen Act 1952.