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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018

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Miscellaneous provisions relating to NLS certificates

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23.—(1) The Secretary of State may cancel a relevant NLS certificate issued in respect of a United Kingdom NLS ship where the Secretary of State has reason to believe that—

(a)the certificate was issued on false or erroneous information; or

(b)since the completion of any survey required by these Regulations, the equipment or machinery of the ship has sustained damage or is otherwise deficient.

(2) The Secretary of State may require that a relevant NLS certificate issued in respect of a United Kingdom NLS ship and which has expired, or been cancelled, is to be surrendered.

(3) In relation to a United Kingdom NLS ship, a person must not—

(a)intentionally alter a relevant NLS certificate;

(b)intentionally make a false relevant NLS certificate;

(c)knowingly or recklessly provide false information in connection with a survey required under these Regulations;

(d)with intent to deceive use, lend, or allow to be used by another, a relevant NLS certificate;

(e)fail to surrender a relevant NLS certificate where required to do so under paragraph (2); or

(f)in Scotland, forge a relevant certificate.

(4) The owner and the master of a United Kingdom NLS ship, in respect of which a relevant NLS certificate has been issued, must ensure that the certificate is readily available on board the ship for inspection at all times.

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