Oil Pollution of the Sea (Amendment) Act, 1977

Application of Act to ships outside territorial waters of State.

5.—(1) The Government may, by order made under this section, apply, in whole or in part and subject to such exceptions, adaptations and modifications as may be specified in the order, the provisions of section 2 of this Act to ships to which the Convention of 1969 applies when such ships are outside the territorial seas of the State.

(2) An order made under subsection (1) of this section may contain such transitional and consequential provisions as appear to the Government to be necessary or expedient.

(3) The Government may by order amend or revoke an order under this section including this subsection.

(4) In this section “ships to which the Convention of 1969 applies” means ships registered in—

(a) a country, the government of which has been declared by order made under section 19 of the Act of 1956 to have accepted the Convention of 1969 or any subsequent convention and has not been subsequently declared to have denounced any such convention, or

(b) a territory to which any such convention has been declared to extend and to which it has not been subsequently declared to have ceased to extend.