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7.—(1) For the purposes of enforcing the legislation specified in subsection (2) of section 132 of the 2010 Act, the powers conferred on a marine enforcement officer by that section may be exercised in accordance with paragraph (2) (as well as in accordance with subsection (3) of that section).
(2) Those powers may be exercised—
(a)in any part of the United Kingdom other than Scotland, in relation to an offence which the marine enforcement officer reasonably believes has been committed in Scotland;
(b)in relation to any vessel or marine installation in the UK offshore area which has been pursued there in accordance with article 8.
(3) Nothing in this article affects any right of hot pursuit which a marine enforcement officer may have under international law.
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