Merchant Shipping Act 2010
Powers of surveyors ( Chapter 6).
62.— (1) A surveyor of ships may board and inspect any ship for the purpose of seeing that it complies with the provisions of this Chapter and the safe manning regulations.
(2) If a surveyor of ships finds that a ship fails to comply with any provisions of this Chapter or the safe manning regulations he or she shall give a notice in writing to the owner or master stating in what respect the ship fails to comply with them.
(3) A surveyor of ships may board and inspect any ship for the purposes of seeing that a notice given under subsection (2) has been complied with.
(4) A surveyor of ships may for the purposes of an inspection under this section make such tests (either on the ship or boat, ashore or at dock), ask such questions, inspect such documents or records and have access to such parts of the ship as he or she considers appropriate for that purpose.