Maritime Security Act 2004
Delivery of detained person to authorities in Convention state.
5. —(1) A master of a ship may deliver to the appropriate authorities of a Convention state any person detained by him or her under section 4 .
(2) A master of a ship who intends so to deliver such a person shall notify the authorities concerned of his or her intention to do so and the reasons for such delivery.
(3) The notification must be given whenever practicable and, if possible, before the ship enters the territorial seas of the Convention state.
(4) On delivery of a person under subsection (1) the master shall—
(a) make to the appropriate authorities of the Convention state such oral or written statements relating to the alleged offence as they may reasonably require, and
(b) give them any other evidence in his or her possession relating to that offence.
(5) A master who, without reasonable excuse, does not comply with subsection (3) or (4) is guilty of an offence and liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.