Oil Pollution of the Sea (Amendment) Act, 1977

Report of discharge into territorial seas.

11.—(1) If any oil or oily mixture is discharged, other than pursuant to section 14 of the Act of 1956, into the territorial seas of the State, the owner and master of the vessel, the occupier of the place or the person in charge of the apparatus, as the case may be, from which the discharge occurred shall forthwith report the fact and cause of the occurrence to the Minister in the prescribed manner.

(2) A person who fails to comply with subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.