Maritime Safety Act 2005

Prosecution of offences, recovery of costs and payment of fines.

19.—(1) Proceedings for a summary offence under this Part may be brought and prosecuted by the authority concerned.

(2) Any costs of an authority incurred in connection with the prosecution of a person for an offence under this Part for which the person is convicted may be recovered by the authority, in a court of competent jurisdiction, as a debt due and payable by the convicted person to the authority.

(3) Any fine in respect of an offence prosecuted summarily by an authority under this Part shall be paid to the authority which prosecuted the offence.

(4) Any payment of a fine received by the Minister in respect of an offence committed in a fishery harbour centre shall be paid into the Fishery Harbour Centres Fund.