Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014

Foreign ships operating domestically must carry on board their certificate of registration

27. (1) The owner or master of a foreign ship which is registered in another state shall ensure that the certificate of registration of the ship issued by that state or other documentary evidence of such registration is carried on board the ship at all times while operating domestically and produce such documentation on demand to an authorised person for inspection.

(2) The owner or master of a ship referred to in subsection (1) who fails to comply with the requirements of that subsection commits an offence.