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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations 1998

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Inspection of Garbage Record Books

13.—(1) An inspector may require—

(a)in respect of a ship to which regulation 11 applies, the owner, master or any member of the crew of the ship, while the ship is in any United Kingdom port or offshore terminal; and

(b)in respect of an installation to which regulation 11 applies, the installation manager or any member of the crew of the installation,

to produce the garbage record book for inspection.

(2) An inspector may make a copy of any entry in the garbage record book and may require the master of the ship or installation manager to certify that the copy is a true copy of such an entry.

(3) Any copy so made which has been certified by the master of the ship or installation manager as a true copy shall be admissible in any judicial proceedings as evidence of the facts stated therein.

(4) The inspection of a garbage record book and the taking of a certified copy by the inspector under this regulation shall be performed as expeditiously as possible without causing the ship to be unduly delayed.

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