Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1926

Records to be kept of transfers of oil.

6.—(1) There shall be kept in respect of every vessel to or from which any oil is transferred a record, in such form as the Minister shall prescribe, of all operations in connection with the transfer of oil to or from that vessel.

(2) The record required by this section to be kept shall, in the case of a barge, be kept by the owner of the barge, and shall, in the case of any other vessel, be kept by the master of the vessel.

(3) Every record kept in pursuance of this section may be inspected at all reasonable times by—

(a) the harbour master of the harbour in which the vessel is at the time of inspection, or

(b) the harbour master of any harbour in which a transfer of oil recorded or required by this section to be recorded in the record took place, or

(c) any officer of the Minister, or

(d) any officer of the Minister for Fisheries.

(4) Every person required by this section to keep a record who—

(a) fails to keep such record, or

(b) fails to enter in such record any matter which ought by virtue of this section to be entered therein, or

(c) makes any entry in such record which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material respect, or

(d) neglects or refuses to produce such record for the inspection of any person authorised by this section to inspect the same, or

(e) prevents, obstructs, or impedes any person so authorised from or in making an inspection of such record,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall on summary conviction thereof be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.