Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act, 1933

Carriage of dangerous goods.

28.—(1) The Minister shall make such rules with respect to the carriage of goods on passenger steamers plying on international voyages as appear to him to be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article twenty-four of the Safety Convention.

(2) If any of the rules made in pursuance of this section is contravened in the case of any passenger steamer registered in Saorstát Eireann the master or owner of the steamer shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding three hundred pounds and the steamer shall be deemed for the purposes of section four hundred and fifty-nine of the Principal Act to be unsafe by reason of improper loading.

(3) Any goods declared to be dangerous in their nature by the rules made under this section shall be deemed to be dangerous goods for the purpose of Part V of the Principal Act.

(4) The provisions of this section shall be deemed to be in addition to, and not in substitution for, or in restraint of, any other enactment for the like object, so however that nothing in this section shall be deemed to authorise any person to be sued or prosecuted twice in the same matter.

(5) The foregoing provisions of this section and the rules made thereunder shall apply to passenger steamers not registered in Saorstát Eireann while they are within any port in Saorstát Eireann as they apply to passenger steamers registered in Saorstát Eireann.