Oil Pollution of the Sea (Amendment) Act, 1977

Amendment of section 11 of Act of 1956.

10.—Section 11 of the Act of 1956 is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection—

“(1) (a) If any oil or oily mixture is discharged (directly or indirectly) into the territorial seas of the State, or into any of its inland waters that are navigable by sea-going vessels, or on its seashore, then, if the discharge is—

(i) from a vessel, the owner and also the master of the vessel,

(ii) from a place on land, the occupier of that place,

(iii) from apparatus for transferring oil to or from a vessel, the person in charge of the apparatus,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) In this subsection “seashore” has the same meaning as in the Foreshore Act, 1933 ”.