Merchant Shipping Act 1992

Annual survey.


6. (1) A vessel being used as a passenger ship shall be surveyed at least once in each year in accordance with this Part.

(2) If, in respect of a vessel, there is a failure or refusal to comply with subsection (1), the owner of the vessel shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F8[€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 F8[€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(a)(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. 51(3)(c), commenced on enactment.

Application (Chapter 5).

51.— ...

(3) The following provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts do not apply to a vessel’s tender, namely— ...

(c) section 6 or 15 of the Act of 1992,