Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1926

Vessels and waters to which Act applies.

2.—(1) This Act applies to any vessel which is capable of carrying in bulk, whether for cargo or for bunker purposes, more than twenty-five tons of oil at one time, or which though not so capable is constructed or fitted to carry in bulk as aforesaid more than five tons of oil in any one space or container, and accordingly the word “vessel” shall in this Act (save where otherwise expressly stated) be construed as referring to and meaning only a vessel to which this Act applies.

(2) The waters to which this Act applies are the waters of all harbours in Saorstát Eireann and all territorial waters which are for the time being within the jurisdiction of the Parliament and Government of Saorstát Eireann.