Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 1959

Prosecution of alien for offence on foreign ship.

11.—(1) Proceedings (other than the taking of depositions) for the prosecution of an alien for an offence alleged to have been committed in the territorial seas on board or by means of a foreign ship shall not be instituted without the certificate of the Minister for External Affairs that the institution of the proceedings is in his opinion expedient.

(2) This section does not apply to an offence against Part XIII of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959 , or an offence under section 7 .