2 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

aircraft has the same meaning as in the Civil Aviation Act 1990

Collision Regulations has the same meaning as in section 168 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994

court means any court upon which jurisdiction is conferred by this Act

goods includes baggage

hovercraft means a machine designed to be supported in the atmosphere, wholly or partly by air expelled from the machine to form a cushion extending beneath the machine to the surface of any ground, water, or other part of the earth’s surface

maritime lien, without derogating from the generality of the term, includes a lien in respect of bottomry, respondentia, salvage of property, seamen’s wages, and damage

master, in relation to any ship, means any person (except a pilot) having command or charge of the ship

New Zealand territorial waters means all waters within the outer limits of the territorial sea of New Zealand (as defined in section 3 of the Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977); and includes the waters of any lake, river, or stream

ship includes any description of vessel used in navigation; and includes a hovercraft

towage and pilotage, in relation to an aircraft, mean towage and pilotage while the aircraft is waterborne.

Section 2 aircraft: amended, on 1 September 1990, pursuant to section 101(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 (1990 No 98).

Section 2 Collision Regulations: replaced, on 1 February 1995, by section 203 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (1994 No 104).

Section 2 New Zealand territorial waters: amended, on 1 August 1996, pursuant to section 5(4) of the Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 74).

Section 2 New Zealand territorial waters: amended, on 1 October 1977, pursuant to section 33(2)(a) of the Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977 (1977 No 28).