Maritime Safety Act 2005


2.—(1) In this Act—

“Act of 1992” means Merchant Shipping Act 1992;

“Act of 2000” means Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000;

“Irish waters” includes the territorial seas, the waters on the landward side of the territorial seas, and the estuaries, rivers, lakes and other inland waters (whether or not artificially created or modified) of the State;

“inland waters of the State” and “territorial seas of the State” have the meanings assigned to them in the Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1959 (as amended by the Maritime Jurisdiction (Amendment) Act 1988 );

“Minister” means Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

(2) In this Act a reference to a member of the Garda Síochána or an officer of the Permanent Defence Forces holding commissioned naval rank is a reference to that member or officer while in uniform.

(3) In this Act—

(a) a reference to a section or Part is a reference to a section or Part of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

(b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and

(c) a reference to any enactment is, unless the context otherwise requires, to be read as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.