Oil Pollution of the Sea (Amendment) Act, 1977

Amendment of section 21 of Act of 1956.

15.—Section 21 of the Act of 1956 is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion in subsection (1) before paragraph (f) of the following paragraph—

“(ee) take samples of any oil from any ship”, and

(b) the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection—

“(3) If any person—

(a) on being summoned as a witness before an inspector and tendered the expenses to which he is entitled under this section, makes default in attending, or refuses to take an oath legally required by the inspector to be taken, or

(b) refuses or neglects to make any answer, or to give any return or to produce any document, or to make or subscribe any declaration, or to certify a copy of any entry, which the inspector is entitled to require, or

(c) wilfully impedes a person in the exercise of his functions under this section,

he 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.”