Health Act, 1953

Inspection of provisions and water for crew of Irish ships.

68.—(1) An authorised officer may, as respects an Irish ship, carry out any inspection under section 206 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 , or section 26 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906 , in like manner and with the like powers as if he had been duly appointed under the said section 206.

(2) Any offence which is to be prosecuted consequent on an inspection carried out in pursuance of this section by an authorised officer may be prosecuted by the health authority.

(3) In this section—

“Irish ship” has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1947 (No. 46 of 1947);

“authorised officer” means an officer of a health authority appointed in writing by the manager therefor to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this section.