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Marine Pollution Act 2012 No 5
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 20:58)
159 Minister may investigate ship or require survey after notifiable accident or defect
(Reg 6.4.3 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.3 of Annex II and Reg 4.9 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)
(1) The Minister may investigate a ship, to determine whether or not a survey is necessary, if the Minister is notified of an accident or defect under this Division, or otherwise becomes aware of such an accident or defect.(2) The Minister may direct the owner of a ship to cause the ship to be surveyed if the Minister determines that a survey is required.