Merchant Shipping Act 2010


Entry into log-book of boat-drill, etc.

85.— (1) The master of every Irish ship shall cause to be entered in the ship’s official log-book a statement, or if there is no official log-book, cause other record to be kept, of every occasion on which boat-drill or fire-drill is practised on board the ship or on which the appliances and equipment required by rules for life-saving appliances or fire protection rules to be carried are examined to see whether they are fit and ready for use and of the result of any such examination.

(2) If in the case of any ship boat-drill or fire-drill is not practiced as required, or appliances and equipment are not examined in any such period as is prescribed by rules referred to in subsection (1), the master shall cause a statement to be entered in the official log-book or other record to be kept of the reasons why the drill was not practised or the appliances and equipment were not examined in such period as may be prescribed by those rules.

(3) The master shall, if and when required by a surveyor of ships, produce for inspection any record kept by him or her for the purposes of this section.

(4) If the master of a ship fails to comply with any requirement of this section he or she commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €500.

(5) The following are repealed:

(a) section 9 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1906, and

(b) section 14 of the Act of 1952.


Editorial Notes:


A fine of €500 translates into a class E fine, not greater than €500, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 8(2) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.