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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

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14“Specified ships”

(1)In each of section 7 and Schedule 1 “specified ships” means ships (within the meaning of that provision) specified under any power contained in the regulations that authorises an appropriate Minister to specify ships for the purposes of the regulations or of any provisions of the regulations.

In this subsection “the regulations” means the regulations mentioned in section 7 or section 5(1) (as the case may be).

(2)Subsections (3) to (8) apply to regulations under section 1 which authorise an appropriate Minister (“the Minister”) to specify ships.

(3)The regulations may make provision about the way in which the power must or may be exercised, including provision authorising the Minister to specify ships by their International Maritime Organisation number.

(4)The regulations may make provision as to the steps to be taken as regards notification and publicity where the power is exercised.

(5)The regulations need not require a person to be notified of an intention to specify a ship.

(6)The regulations must contain provision which prohibits the Minister from specifying a ship except where the Minister—

(a)has reasonable grounds to suspect that the ship is, has been, or is likely to be, involved in an activity specified in the regulations, and

(b)considers that it is appropriate for that ship to be specified, having regard to the purpose of the regulations as stated under section 1(3).

(7)An activity may not be specified in the regulations by virtue of subsection (6)(a) unless the Minister considers that specifying the activity is appropriate having regard to the purpose of the regulations as stated under section 1(3).

(8)The regulations may, in the case of any activity specified in the regulations, make provision as to the meaning for the purposes of the regulations of a ship’s being involved in that activity.

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