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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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157Interpretation of Part 7

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(1)In this Part—

  • “justice” means a sheriff, stipendiary magistrate or justice of the peace,

  • “marine enforcement officer” means a person appointed as such an officer by the Scottish Ministers,

  • “premises” includes land, but does not include any vehicle, vessel or marine installation,

  • “relevant activity” in relation to a marine enforcement officer, means any activity in respect of which the officer has functions,

  • “relevant function” in relation to a marine enforcement officer, means any function of the officer,

  • “relevant offence” in relation to such an officer, means any offence in respect of which the officer has functions,

  • “the relevant premises”, in relation to such an officer exercising a power of inspection conferred by section 134, 135 or 136, means the vessel, marine installation, premises or vehicle in relation to which the power is being exercised.

(2)In this Part, except where otherwise provided, any reference to a vessel includes a reference to—

(a)any ship or boat or any other description of vessel used in navigation,

(b)any hovercraft, submersible craft or other floating craft,

(c)any aircraft,

but does not include a reference to anything that permanently rests on, or is permanently attached to, the seabed.

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