Merchant Shipping Act, 1992


30.—(1) The owner of a vessel who applies to the Minister for the issue of a certificate or the grant of a licence in respect of the vessel shall furnish the Minister with such information as he may reasonably require for the purposes of his functions under this Act.

(2) The Minister may refuse to issue a certificate or grant a licence if the owner of the vessel concerned contravenes subsection (1).

(3) A person who, pursuant to a requirement under this Act, furnishes information to the Minister that is to his knowledge false or misleading in a material particular shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.