Merchant Shipping Act 2010


Compliance (Chapter 3).

39.— (1) No change shall be made to an Irish ship to which this Chapter applies in regard to carriage of cargo to which the nuclear carriage rules apply, other than by direct replacement, unless approved by a surveyor of ships or such person as the Minister may authorise for the purpose.

(2) Following receipt of a report referred to in section 38(5)(a) the Chief Surveyor or other surveyor of ships notified shall:

(a) if the ship is in the jurisdiction of another state to which the Convention applies, ensure that the matter is reported by the master or owner of the ship to the appropriate authorities of the government of that state, and

(b) arrange for any additional survey which in his or her opinion may be required in the circumstances under the nuclear carriage rules.