Maritime Safety Act 2005
Suspension or cancellation of certificate of competency of master, etc., of ship in certain circumstances.
42.—(1) On conviction of a person under this Part, the court may at its discretion, in addition to any other penalty to which any such person may be liable, suspend or cancel a certificate of competency held by the person and require the holder to surrender the certificate to the Minister.
(2) Where a certificate of competency has been suspended or cancelled under subsection (1), the court may, upon application to it, if it thinks the circumstances so warrant, direct the Minister to re-issue and return the certificate suspended or cancelled or it may reduce the period of suspension.
(3) Any certificate of competency suspended or cancelled under this section shall be delivered to the Minister as soon as practicable after it is suspended or cancelled.
(4) A person who fails to comply with subsection (3) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €500.
(5) In this section “certificate of competency” means a valid certificate of competency issued by the Minister under section 3 of the Merchant Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Act 1979 .