Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Powers in relation to vessels, aircraft etc.E+W+S+N.I.

3(1)In order to perform functions under Part I or II or this Act an officer may require any person—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to give details of any substances or articles on board a vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure; and

(b)to give information concerning any substances or articles lost from a vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure.

(2)In order to perform any such functions an officer—

(a)may require any vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure to stop; and

(b)may require the attendance—

(i)of the master, captain or commander of a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft;

(ii)of the person in charge of a marine structure; and

(iii)of any other person who is on board a vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure,

and may require any person on board to assist him in the performance of his functions.

(3)In order to perform functions under Part I [F1or II] of this Act an officer—

(a)may require—

(i)the master, captain or commander of a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft; and

(ii)the person in charge of a marine structure,

to take it and its crew to the port which appears to the officer to be the nearest convenient port; or

(b)may take it there himself.

(4)In order to perform any such functions an officer may detain a vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure.

(5)If an officer detains a vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or marine structure, he shall serve on the master, captain, commander or person in charge a notice in writing stating that it is to be detained until the notice is withdrawn by the service on him of a further notice in writing signed by an officer.

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C1Sch. 2 para. 3 extended (with modifications) (22.8.1997) by S.I. 1997/1770, art. 5

C2Sch. 2 para. 3 extended (with modifications) (22.8.1997) by S.I. 1997/1771, art. 4