Oil Pollution of the Sea (Civil Liability and Compensation) Act, 1988

Recovery of fines for offences under Act.

41.—The following provisions shall have effect in relation to the recovery of a fine for an offence under this Act and the costs (if any) ordered to be paid by the person convicted of such offence:—

(a) the court shall fix a time within which such fine and costs (if any) are to be paid;

(b) where the ship to which such person belongs is, at the time of the hearing of the proceedings for such offence, detained under this Act, the court shall by order directed to an inspector or harbour-master, as the case may be, require such inspector or harbour-master to detain further, until such fine and costs (if any) are paid, at a specified place in the State such ship, and such ship shall be detained accordingly;

(c) in the event of such fine and costs (if any) not being paid within the said time, such fine and costs may be recovered by the distress and sale of such ship, her tackle, furniture and apparel;

(d) nothing in the foregoing paragraphs of this section shall prevent such fine and costs (if any) being recovered from such person by ordinary process of law.