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

Exemption from Act.

44.—(1) This Act shall not apply to any warship or to any ship for the time being used by the government of any state for purposes other than commercial purposes.

(2) The Minister may, where he is satisfied that an exemption would not result in a reduced liability for pollution, or in reduced means for meeting any such liability, exempt any ship registered in the State, or any class of ships so registered, from all or any of the provisions of this Act or of any order or Regulation made thereunder either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.