Sea Pollution Act, 1991

Provisions relating to detention of ships.

39.—(1) Whenever an inspector or a harbour-master, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 22 (2) or section 24 , detains a ship, the provisions of subsection (2) shall have effect.

(2) Where an inspector or harbour-master has, in exercise of the powers conferred on him under this Act, detained a ship, he shall, as soon as may be, bring the master of the ship against whom proceedings for an offence under this Act have been, or are about to be, instituted before a District Justice and thereupon the District Justice shall, if he is satisfied that such proceedings have been or are about to be issued against the master of the ship, by order directed to an inspector or, as the case may be, harbour-master, require the inspector or harbour-master to detain the master on board the ship or such other person as he may direct, at a specified place in the State until such proceedings have been adjudicated upon by a court in exercise of its criminal jurisdiction, or further order.