Maritime Security Act 2004
2. —(1) A person who unlawfully and intentionally does any of the following acts is guilty of an offence:
(a) seizing or exercising control over a ship or fixed platform by force or threat of force or any other form of intimidation;
(b) performing an act of violence against a person on board a ship or fixed platform if that act is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the ship or the safety of the fixed platform;
(c) destroying a ship or fixed platform;
(d) causing damage—
(i) to a ship or its cargo which is likely to endanger its safe navigation, or
(ii) to a fixed platform which is likely to endanger its safety;
(e) placing or causing to be placed on a ship or fixed platform, by any means, a device or substance which is likely to—
(i) destroy the ship or fixed platform, or
(ii) cause the damage referred to in paragraph (d);
(f) destroying or seriously damaging maritime navigational facilities or seriously interfering with their operation, if the destruction, damage or interference is likely to endanger the safe navigation of a ship;
(g) endangering the safe navigation of a ship by communicating information which the person knows to be false;
(h) injuring or killing any person in connection with doing any of the acts mentioned elsewhere in this subsection;
(i) with the aim of compelling a person to do or not to do any act, threatening to endanger the safe navigation of a ship by doing any of the acts mentioned elsewhere in this subsection;
(j) attempting to do any of the acts mentioned in this subsection.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.
Offence under subs. (1) defined as relevant offence for purposes of double jeopardy in relation to retrial and approval of District Court for exercise of certain powers relating to persons acquitted of relevant offences (1.09.2010) by Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (27/2010), ss. 7, 8-14, 15-18, S.I. No. 414 of 2010.