Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000

Amendment of Sea Pollution Act, 1991.

45.—Section 3(1) of the Sea Pollution Act, 1991 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following for the definition of “maritime casualty”:

“‘maritime casualty’ means a collision of ships, stranding or other incident of navigation, or other occurrence on board a ship or external to it, resulting in—

(a) material damage or imminent threat of material damage to a ship or cargo, or

(b) pollution;”.