27 Offences by persons connected with ships or aircraft or with ports.E+W+S+N.I.
A person shall be guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction with a fine of not more than [F1[F2level 5] on the standard scale] or with imprisonment for not more than six months, or with both, in any of the following cases—
(a)if, being the captain of a ship or aircraft,—
(i)he knowingly permits a person to disembark in the United Kingdom when required under Schedule 2 or 3 to this Act to prevent it, or fails without reasonable excuse to take any steps he is required by or under Schedule 2 to take in connection with the disembarkation or examination of passengers or for furnishing a passenger list or particulars of members of the crew; or
(ii)he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with any directions given him under Schedule 2 or 3 [F3or under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999]with respect to the removal of a person from the United Kingdom;
(b)if, as owner or agent of a ship or aircraft,—
(i)he arranges, or is knowingly concerned in any arrangements, for the ship or aircraft to call at a port other than a port of entry contrary to any provision of Schedule 2 to this Act; or
(ii)he fails, without reasonable excuse, to take any steps required by an order under Schedule 2 for the supply to passengers of landing or embarkation cards; or
(iii)he fails, without reasonable excuse, to make arrangements for [F4or in connection with] the removal of a person from the United Kingdom when required to do so by directions given under Schedule 2 or 3 to this Act; [F5or under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or
(iv)he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with [F6a requirement imposed by or under Schedule 2] ;]
(c)if, F7... as a person concerned in the management of a port, he fails, without reasonable excuse, to take any steps required by Schedule 2 in relation to the embarkation or disembarkation of passengers where a control area is designated.
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