Maritime Security Act 2004


Number 29 of 2004


MARITIME SECURITY ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 14 October 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Maritime Security Act 2004. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

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Number 29 of 2004


MARITIME SECURITY ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 14 October 2020


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

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Annotations

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014 (43/2014)

Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (27/2010)

All Acts up to and including Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), enacted 14 October 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

None

All statutory instruments up to and including Appointment of Special Adviser (Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 461 of 2020), made 13 October 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 29 of 2004


MARITIME SECURITY ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 14 October 2020


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Offences.

3.

Extra-territorial jurisdiction.

4.

Power of arrest and detention.

5.

Delivery of detained person to authorities in Convention state.

6.

Search.

7.

Proceedings.

8.

Evidence.

9.

Double jeopardy.

10.

Amendment of Criminal Procedure Act 1967.

11.

Amendment of Extradition (Amendment) Act 1994.

12.

Amendment of Bail Act 1997.

13.

Expenses.

14.

Short title.

SCHEDULE 1

Convention for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation, done at Rome on 10 March 1988

SCHEDULE 2

Protocol for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of fixed platforms located on the continental shelf, done at rome on 10 march 1988

Acts Referred to

Bail Act 1997

1997, No. 16

Continental Shelf Act 1968

1968, No. 14

Criminal Justice (Safety of United Nations Workers) Act 2000

2000, No. 16

Criminal Procedure Act 1967

1967, No. 12

European Arrest Warrant Act 2003

2003, No. 45

Extradition Act 1965

1965, No. 17

Extradition (Amendment) Act 1994

1994, No. 6

Extradition Acts 1965 to 2001

Mercantile Marine Act 1955

1955, No. 29


Number 29 of 2004


MARITIME SECURITY ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 14 October 2020


AN ACT TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF MARITIME NAVIGATION, DONE AT ROME ON 10 MARCH 1988, AND TO THE PROTOCOL FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF FIXED PLATFORMS LOCATED ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF, DONE AT ROME ON THAT DATE. [19 th July 2004]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: