Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act, 1999

Acquisition of equipment and materials by Minister.

9.—The Minister may, alone or jointly with a foreign maritime administration, arrange for the provision, on such terms as he or she considers appropriate, whether by purchasing, leasing, hiring or otherwise, of such equipment and materials as he or she considers necessary or expedient for the carrying out of operations for the prevention or minimising of damage in the State resulting from discharges of oil from ships, offshore units or oil handling facilities, or for the training of persons in the carrying out of such operations.