Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

False declarations concerning ownership, etc., of ships.

89.—(1) Every person who, in relation to any declaration made or any document or other evidence produced under this Act—

(a) wilfully makes, or assists in making, or procures to be made any false statement concerning the title to or ownership of, or the interest existing in any ship, or any share in a ship, or

(b) utters, produces or makes use of any declaration or document containing any such false statement knowing it to be false,

shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

(2) Every person who wilfully makes a false declaration in relation to the qualification of himself or of any other person or of any body corporate to own a registered ship or any share therein, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

(3) Every ship or share in a ship in respect of which any false declaration is made within the foregoing subsection of this section, shall be subject to forfeiture to the extent of the interest therein of the declarant, and also of any person or body corporate on behalf of whom such declaration was made unless such person or body proves that such declaration was made without his or their authority.

Forfeiture of Ship.