Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993

Saver of powers for protection of coastline, etc.

22.—Nothing in this Part shall affect the right of the Minister or any other person under this Act, the Sea Pollution Act, 1991 , or any other enactment—

(a) to take measures to protect the coastline or related interests from pollution or the threat of pollution following upon a maritime casualty or acts relating to such a casualty which may reasonably be expected to result in major harmful consequences, or

(b) to give directions in relation to salvage operations.