Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

Penalty for concealment of Irish or assumption of foreign character.

14.—If the master or owner of an Irish ship does anything or permits anything to be done, or carries or permits to be carried any papers or documents, with intent—

(a) to conceal the Irish national character of the ship from any person entitled by law to enquire into the ship's national character, or

(b) to deceive any such person, or

(c) to assume a foreign character,

the ship shall be subject to forfeiture under this Act, and the master, if he commits or is privy to the commission of the offence shall in respect of each offence be guilty of a misdemeanour.