Maritime Safety Act 2005
Power to stop, board and inspect vessels, etc.
40.—(1) An authorised person or a member of the Garda Síochána for the purpose of enforcing this Part may stop, board and inspect a vessel in or on Irish waters or on land, within the State, adjacent to those waters.
(2) An authorised person or a member of the Garda Síochána may request of a person on a vessel stopped and boarded under subsection (1) and whom the authorised person or member suspects is committing or has committed an offence under this Part to give his or her name and address.
(3) A person who—
(a) without reasonable excuse, fails to stop a vessel when required under subsection (1) or allow its inspection, or
(b) refuses to give his or her name or address when requested under subsection (2) or gives a name or address which is false or misleading,
is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding—
(i) €1,000, in case of a first offence, and
(ii) €2,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or both, in the case of a second or subsequent offence.