Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Powers to detain vessels and aircraft.

43.—(1) Where an inspector of the Minister is satisfied that this Act or an order of the Minister or regulation of a local authority has not been or is not being complied with on board a vessel in a port or an aircraft in an aerodrome then, on the representation in writing to that effect of the inspector, stating particulars of non-compliance, the vessel or aircraft may be detained until the Minister otherwise directs.

(2) The officer detaining the vessel or aircraft shall forthwith deliver to the master of the vessel, the pilot in command of the aircraft or other person in charge of the vessel or aircraft and the proper officer of Customs and Excise a copy of the representation.

(3) Section 692 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 , and sections 64 and 65 of the Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1936 , shall, as appropriate, apply in the case of such detention as if it were authorised or ordered under those Acts.