|478X||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (SEAFARERS) (MEDICAL STORES) REGULATION||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||10||Heading:||Inspection and detention||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) The Authority, or a person authorized by him for the purposes of this section, may inspect a ship for the purposes of ascertaining whether it complies with the requirements of sections 4, 5 and 6.
(2) Where the Authority or a person referred to in subsection (1) has carried out an inspection of a ship pursuant to that subsection and is not satisfied that the ship complies with the requirements referred to in that subsection, then the Authority or that person, as the case may be, may, if that ship is within the waters of Hong Kong, detain that ship until the Authority or that person, as the case may be, is satisfied that the ship complies with those requirements.
(3) The Authority and a person referred to in subsection (1) shall not in the exercise of his powers under this section unreasonably delay or detain a ship.