Explanatory Notes

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 5

10 March 2010

The Act

Part 5 – Marine Protection and Enhancement:  the Scottish Marine Protection Area


Section 98 - Prohibited act taken in an emergency

153.Section 98 sets out defences to certain offences. There are defences for where the act was necessary to save a life or to secure the safety of a vessel, aircraft or marine structure, and the person took steps within a reasonable time to inform the Scottish Ministers of the matters set out in subsection (2).