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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 121

Oil record book to be retained

121 Oil record book to be retained

(Regs 17.6 and 36.7 of Annex I of MARPOL) (cf former Act s 13)

(1) The owner of a ship must ensure that the ship's oil record book is, at least until the expiration of a period of two years after the day on which the last entry was made in the book:
(a) retained:
(i) on the ship, or
(ii) at the registered office in the State of the owner, or
(b) if the owner does not reside in the State and does not have an office or agent in the State, deposited with an officer prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$22,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$110,000.
(2) The owner of a ship must ensure that the ship's oil record book is made readily available for inspection at all reasonable times at least until the expiration of the period referred to in subsection (1).
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$22,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$110,000.
(3) The owner of a ship who resides in the State, or has an office or agent in the State, may from time to time furnish to an officer prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section notice, in writing, of an address, being the address of:
(a) the place in the State at which the owner so resides, or
(b) the office in the State or, if there is more than one office in the State, the principal office in the State of the owner, or
(c) the office or place of residence in the State of the owner's agent or, if the agent has more than one office in the State, the principal office in the State of the agent.
(4) For the purposes of this section, the
"registered office" of an owner of a ship is the place or office of which an address is furnished for the time being under subsection (3) as the registered office in the State of the owner of the ship.



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