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6.—(1) If the Secretary of State (or a person authorised under regulation 3(5) above) is satisfied that a company or other body, which is the operator of an offshore installation, is not one to whom section 695 (service of documents on overseas company) or 725 (service of documents) of the Companies Act 1985(1) applies so as to authorise the service of a direction on that body under either of those sections, she may give a direction under regulation 3 above to that body, by serving the direction on any person, being a servant or agent of that body, who appears to the Secretary of State to be in charge of the offshore installation.
(2) For the purposes of giving or serving a direction under regulation 3 above to or on any person on a ship or offshore installation, a person acting on behalf of the Secretary of State shall have the right to go on board the ship or offshore installation.
(3) In the application of paragraph (1) above to Northern Ireland, for references to sections 695 and 725 of the Companies Act 1985 there shall be substituted references to Articles 645 and 673 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(2).
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