Marine Safety Act 1998 No 121
96 Appointment of authorised officers (other than harbour masters and police officers)
(1) The Minister may appoint, as an authorised officer for the purposes of the marine legislation, any person (including a class of persons) who is a member of staff of the Maritime Authority, a Port Corporation, a government department or other public or local authority or the Chief Investigator or a person appointed under section 65 (1) of the Transport Administration Act 1988.
(2) The authorisation of such a person as an authorised officer can be given generally, or subject to conditions and restrictions or only for limited purposes. If the authorisation is subject to conditions or restrictions or only for limited purposes, nothing in this Act authorises or requires the authorised officer to act in contravention of the condition or restriction or for other purposes.
Note. An authorised officer is defined in section 4 as a harbour master, a police officer or a person appointed under this section.