Sea Pollution Act, 1991


Prevention of Pollution

Prohibition on discharge of oil and other substances.

10.—(1) To give full effect to the purposes of this Act, the Minister may make regulations—

(a) prohibiting or regulating the discharge anywhere at sea from a ship registered in the State or the discharge in the State from any ship of any oil, oily mixture, noxious liquid substance, harmful substance, sewage or garbage;

(b) governing prescribed operations on board ship relating to any such substance carried on the ship.

(2) The owner and the master of a ship in respect of which there is a contravention of regulations under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Regulations under this section may relate to ships generally or to any class of ship, to substances generally or any description of substance, and be made subject to such conditions and such exemptions as may be prescribed.

(4) The Minister may by regulations provide that any prescribed substance shall, for the purposes of this Act, be a harmful substance, a noxious liquid substance, an oil or oily mixture, sewage or garbage.

(5) The Minister may by regulations require the notification at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed, by the master or owner of a ship carrying any prescribed substance of any intent to load or unload any such substance in the State.