The primary purpose of the Bill is to replace and update the
Mercantile Marine Act 1955 (as amended by the Merchant Shipping
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 and the Sea-Fisheries and
Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006), to provide a legislative basis for the
establishment and regulation of a modern and comprehensive ship
registration system with a new centralised, electronic and accessible
national ship register, the Irish Register of Ships, at its core.
It’s not quite clear how this will affect angling boats.
.. small boats carrying
no more than three passengers for the purposes of angling will be
required to be registered on the Register in accordance with the Bill..