Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993

Appointment of receivers of wreck.

41.—(1) The Minister may appoint—

(a) with the consent of the Revenue Commissioners, any of their officers, or

(b) where it appears to the Minister to be more convenient or appropriate, any other person,

to be a receiver of wreck in respect of any area of the State (including the State) specified by the Minister (in this Part and the Second Schedule referred to as the “district”) and to perform the functions of receiver of wreck under this Act.

(2) Where in respect of any area consisting of a part of one or more districts (including, where appropriate, the area in which a specific wreck or wrecks are situated) the Minister considers it appropriate in the circumstances to appoint, in accordance with this section, a receiver of wreck for that area then, upon such appointment, the existing receiver or receivers to which that area relates shall be deemed to have transferred responsibility for so much of that area as related to their respective districts and the receiver of wreck so appointed shall be deemed, either generally or from a given date or in respect of a specific wreck or wrecks specified in the appointment, to have exercised any functions exercised by the said existing receivers prior to such transfer.

(3) As soon as is practicable after an appointment under subsection (1) the Minister shall cause a notice thereof to be published in the Iris Oifigiúil.