MERCHANT SHIPPING (INVESTIGATION OF MARINE CASUALTIES) ACT 2000

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Number 14 of 2000

MERCHANT SHIPPING (INVESTIGATION OF MARINE CASUALTIES) ACT, 2000

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

PRELIMINARY

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF MARINE CASUALTIES, THE PUBLICATION OF REPORTS ON THE INVESTIGATION OF MARINE CASUALTIES, THE CONDUCTING OF INQUIRIES INTO MARINE CASUALTIES, THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1894, RELATING TO MARINE CASUALTIES, THE AMENDMENT OF THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1992, IN RELATION TO THE REGULATION AND USE OF PLEASURE CRAFT AND OTHER VESSELS, THE AMENDMENT OF THE SEA POLLUTION ACT, 1991, THE ADVANCE OF MONEYS BY THE MINISTER FOR THE MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR MARINE OR NATURAL RESOURCE BASED TOURISM OR HERITAGE PROJECTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [27th June, 2000]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section

 
 

1.

 

     Short title, commencement, construction, collective citation and effect.

 

2.

 

     Interpretation.

 

3.

 

     Regulations.

 

4.

 

     Laying of orders and regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

 

5.

 

     Expenses of Minister.

 

6.

 

     Repeals.

 

PART 2

MARINE CASUALTY INVESTIGATION BOARD

7.

 

     Marine Casualty Investigation Board.

 

8.

 

     Independence of Board.

 

9.

 

     Composition of Board.

 

10.

 

     Tenure of office of Chairperson and members of Board appointed by Minister.

 

11.

 

     Remuneration, etc., of Chairperson and members of Board appointed by Minister.

 

12.

 

     Chairperson to ensure efficient performance of functions of Board.

 

13.

 

     Meetings and procedure of Board.

 

14.

 

     Quorum, vacancies, etc.

 

15.

 

     Secretary of Board.

 

16.

 

     Consultants, advisers and investigators.

 

17.

 

     Disclosure of interests.

 

18.

 

     Disclosure of confidential information.

 

19.

 

     Grants to Board.

 

20.

 

     Accounts and audits.

 

21.

 

     Annual report, etc.

 

22.

 

     Board to keep itself informed of certain matters.

 

PART 3

MARINE CASUALTIES

Reporting of Marine Casualties

23.

 

     Initial notification of marine casualties.

 

24.

 

     Comprehensive report of marine casualties.

 

Investigations

25.

 

     Purpose of investigations.

 

26.

 

     Investigations.

 

27.

 

     Power to conduct investigation.

 

28.

 

     Search warrant.

 

29.

 

     Power of investigators.

 

30.

 

     Provision of records and other information.

 

31.

 

     Medical or physical examination.

 

32.

 

     Detention of and interference with vessels, etc.

 

33.

 

     Board may re-open investigation.

 

Reports of Findings of Investigation

34.

 

     Publication of report.

 

35.

 

     Contents of report.

 

36.

 

     Preparation of draft report and observations of affected persons.

 

Protection for Actions in Good Faith

37.

 

     Immunities from claims.

 

Inquiries into Marine Casualties

38.

 

     Tribunal of inquiry.

 

39.

 

     Investigation or hearing by Board not to commence or continue where inquiry directed.

 

40.

 

     Minister may re-open inquiry.

 

PART 4

GENERAL

41.

 

     Prosecution of summary offences.

 

42.

 

     Penalties.

 

43.

 

     Completion of investigations into certain marine casualties.

 

44.

 

     Amendment of Merchant Shipping Act, 1992.

 

45.

 

     Amendment of Sea Pollution Act, 1991.

 

46.

 

     Advances by Minister for marine or natural resources based tourism or heritage projects.

 

SCHEDULE

MARINE CASUALTY INVESTIGATION BOARD

ACTS REFERRED TO

 
 

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

 

1956, No. 46

 
 

Data Protection Act, 1988

 

1988, No. 25

 
 

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

 

1997, No. 2

 
 

Freedom of Information Act, 1997

 

1997, No. 13

 
 

Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

 

1894, c. 60

 
 

Merchant Shipping Act, 1992

 

1992, No. 2

 
 

Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1998

 
 
 

Sea Pollution Act, 1991

 

1991, No. 27

 

 

 

 

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