Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000

Disclosure of confidential information.

18.—(1) A person who discloses confidential information obtained by the person in his or her capacity as Chairperson or other member of the Board, secretary of the Board or consultant, adviser or investigator engaged by the Board, unless the person is authorised by the Board to do so or as otherwise authorised by law, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) In subsection (1), but subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 , “confidential information” includes information, or information of a particular class or description of information, expressed by the Board to be confidential.