Sea Pollution Act 1991
Surveyors of ships.
19.— A surveyor of ships shall be an inspector for the purposes of this Act and shall, subject to such directions as may be given by the Minister, report to the Minister generally—
( a) whether the requirements of this Act are being complied with;
( b) what measures have been taken for the prevention of pollution caused by the escape from ships of oil, oily mixtures, noxious liquid substances, harmful substances, F19 [ sewage, garbage, substances subject to control by Annex VI to the MARPOL Convention, anti-fouling systems or ships ’ ballast water and sediments ];
( c) whether facilities exist in any harbour or any other place in the State for the discharge and disposal of such substances and whether such facilities are adequate.