Merchant Shipping Act 1992

Uncertificated passenger ship.


12. (1) A vessel shall not be used as a passenger ship unless a certificate is in force in relation to it.

(2) If in respect of a vessel there is a contravention of subsection (1), the owner and the master of the vessel shall each be guilty of an offence and shall each be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F14[€5,000]or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding F14[€100,000] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.




Substituted (29.07.2005) by Maritime Safety Act 2005 (11/2005), s. 50(f)(i), (ii), commenced as per s. 1(10). A fine of €5,000 translates into a class A fine not exceeding €5,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section restricted (3.07.2010) by Merchant Shipping Act 2010 (14/2010), s. 43(2)(g), commenced on enactment. Chapter 4 relates to high-speed craft.

Application (Chapter 4).

43. — ...

(2) The following do not apply to a ship to which this Chapter applies, namely —...

(g) the provisions of— ...

(ii) section 12 of the Act of 1992.