Harbours Act, 1946

Production of certain books and documents to officer of customs and excise.

171.—(1) Any officer of customs and excise may, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for the performance of his duties in relation to a vessel which has arrived within or departed from within the limits of a harbour or in relation to the cargo on any such vessel, require the harbour authority for the harbour to produce for his inspection all such books and documents relating to the vessel or cargo as he may reasonably require and to permit him to take copies of or extracts from such books and documents.

(2) If a harbour authority on whom a requirement has been made under this section fail to comply with the requirement within a reasonable time, they shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.