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Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Reports) Bill

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Reports) Bill






Make provision to oblige shipping companies, port operators and other bodies

to comply with recommendations made in reports of the Chief Inspector of

Marine Accidents and of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch; and for

connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


Duty to comply with recommendations


The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations

2005 (SI 2005/881) are amended as follows.


At the end of regulation 18 (penalties) add—

“(4) If any person fails without reasonable cause to comply with any


recommendation made in accordance with regulation 15 within 12 months of

that recommendation being made, that person shall be guilty of an offence and

liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard



Short title and commencement



This Act may be cited as the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Reports)

Act 2010.


This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 14 months beginning with

the day on which it is passed.


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