Merchant Shipping Act 2010
71.— (1) A surveyor of ships is an authorised person for the purposes of this Part.
(2) The Minister may appoint in writing other persons or persons of such classes as he or she sees fit to be authorised persons for the purposes or specified purposes of this Part.
(3) The Minister may revoke an appointment under subsection (2) .
(4) An authorised person may be assisted in the exercise of his or her functions under this Part by such persons as he or she considers necessary.
(5) An authorised person appointed under subsection (2) shall be furnished with a warrant of his or her appointment as an authorised person and when exercising any power conferred on an authorised person under this Part shall, if requested by a person affected, produce the warrant or a copy of it to that person for inspection.