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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 281: Power of court to order release of vessels

708.This section applies in circumstances where a vessel has been detained under section 279. It provides a power for the court to order the release of the vessel. An order may be made by the court if it is satisfied that the continued detention of the vessel under section 279 is no longer necessary. This might be either because the continued detention of the vessel is not necessary to secure any person’s attendance at court or because following conviction the court would not order the vessel to be detained.

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