Older Uniform Acts

Uniform Vital Statistics Act (1987)

Births and deaths at sea or on aircraft

26. (1) Where a birth or death occurs on a vessel underway or on an aircraft in flight, and the vessels first port of call or the aircrafts first place of landing after the birth or death, is in (enacting jurisdiction), the birth or death shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have occurred in (enacting jurisdiction)

(2) Where a vessel recovers a body at sea and the vessels first port of call after the recovery is in (enacting jurisdiction), the death shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have occurred in (enacting jurisdiction).

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