18Meaning of “unsafe vessel”
For the purposes of this Act a vessel is unsafe if—
(a)the vessel does not comply with any standards applicable to the vessel; or
(b)a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act, or the 1988 Act, or any byelaw of the Authority, in respect of the vessel,
and the Authority is satisfied after taking advice where appropriate from a person qualified to examine or assess compliance with any standards imposed under section 12 that the non-compliance or the circumstances which resulted in the conviction, as the case may be, continues or continue to give rise to a danger to any person or to any property, or risk of pollution, from the vessel.