Merchant Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Act, 1979

Special certificates of competency.

8.—(1) The Minister may—

(a) issue and record documents certifying the attainment of any standard of competence relating to ships or their operation, other than a standard of competence prescribed under section 3 of this Act,

(b) in relation to a standard certified under this section, make regulations corresponding to those provided for in section 3 (2) (b) of this Act.

(2) A person who, for the purpose of obtaining for himself or another person a document under this section, makes a statement which he knows to be false, or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £250.