Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006
Prosecution of non-national for offence on foreign ship.
90.— (1) Proceedings (other than the taking of depositions) for the prosecution of a non-national for an offence alleged to have been committed in the territorial seas on board or by means of a foreign ship shall not be instituted without the certificate of the Minister for Foreign Affairs that the institution of the proceedings is in his or her opinion expedient.
(2) This section does not apply to an offence under—
( a) the Dumping at Sea Acts 1996 to 2006,
( b) the Maritime Security Act 2004,
( c) the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006, or
( d) the Sea Pollution Acts 1991 to 1999.