Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000

Protection for Actions in Good Faith

Immunities from claims.

37.—(1) The Minister, the Board, an investigator investigating a marine casualty and any other person involved in an investigation or preparing a report shall be immune from all claims for damages arising from the conduct of the investigation and the publication of the report of such investigation, where they act in good faith.

(2) In subsection (1), “report” includes a draft report referred to in section 36 (1), an interim report under section 34 (4) and a draft interim report, and it also includes written observations on a draft report or draft interim report, and comments on any such observations, as referred to in section 36 .