Customs Act 2015

9.

Report inwards and outwards of vessels

9. (1) The master of a vessel, whether laden or in ballast, entering the State shall—

(a) under and in accordance with regulations under subsection (3), submit or cause to be submitted a report of the vessel to the Commissioners, and

(b) answer all questions relating to the voyage, vessel, passengers, crew, baggage, conveyances and goods or stores carried on board, as may be put to him or her by an officer of customs.

(2) The master of a vessel, whether laden or in ballast, departing the State shall—

(a) under and in accordance with regulations under subsection (3), submit or cause to be submitted a report of the vessel to the Commissioners, and

(b) answer all questions relating to the voyage, vessel, passengers, crew, baggage, conveyances and goods or stores carried on board, as may be put to him or her by an officer of customs.

(3) The Commissioners may make regulations for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) specifying—

(a) the circumstances in which reports are required to be submitted and may specify different reporting requirements for different types and classes of vessel, and for different activities,

(b) the place and time for submission of such reports, and

(c) the form, manner and particulars of such reports.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of €5,000.

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (31.12.2016) by Customs (Reports Inwards and Outwards by Vessels) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 612 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 1(2).