Merchant Shipping Act 2010


Prohibition on proceeding to sea on international voyage without approved signalling lamp or device.

86.— (1) A ship of over 150 tons gross tonnage which is an Irish ship shall not proceed to sea on an international voyage unless the ship is provided with a signalling lamp or device of a type approved of by the Minister.

(2) If any ship proceeds, or attempts to proceed, to sea in contravention of this section, the owner or master of the ship commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000.

(3) Section 18 of the Act of 1966 is repealed.


Editorial Notes:


A fine of €5,000 translates into a class A fine, not greater than €5,000, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(2) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.