Merchant Shipping Act 2010

72.

Powers of authorised persons.

72.— (1) An authorised person may for the purpose of ensuring that reduced mobility regulations are being complied with—

( a) board any passenger vessel or enter any premises or place where any activity connected with the provision of services provided by a passenger vessel takes place,

( b) inspect and examine the vessel, premises or place,

( c) inspect and take copies of, or extracts of, records or documents, and

( d) request any member of crew of the vessel or employee of the premises or place to furnish him or her with such information and to produce to him or her such records and documents in his or her possession or within his or her procurement, as the authorised person may reasonably require for the purpose of ensuring such compliance.

(2) An authorised person may take photographs or make any record or visual recording of any activity on the vessel or the premises or place.

(3) A person who obstructs or interferes with an authorised person in the exercise of his or her functions under this section or reduced mobility regulations, or who fails or refuses to comply with a request of an authorised person under this section or reduced mobility regulations, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000.