Containers which have no safety approval plate or which have an incorrectly completed plate
Inspection and control of containers
(1) If a container is found to be without a safety approval plate fixed in accordance with section 10 the Director may, except where section 15 applies-
(a) by notice served on the owner, lessee or bailee of the container, prohibit the use of the container; or
(b) detain the container,
until such time as a safety approval plate has been fixed in accordance with the Convention or section 10 or permission is given under subsection (2) for the container to proceed to its destination for unloading.
(2) Where the Director-
(a) is satisfied after a visual inspection by an inspector that a container which has been prohibited from use or detained under subsection (1) does not appear to be an unsafe container; and
(b) is satisfied on the basis of evidence produced to an inspector that-
(i) the container has been approved in accordance with the Convention or this Ordinance; or
(ii) the container complies with the structural safety requirements and test standards specified in Schedule 1,
the Director may permit the container to proceed to its destination for unloading.
(3) It shall be a condition of any permission given under subsection (2) that-
(a) the container shall be taken directly to its unloading destination and shall be unloaded as soon as is practicable; and
(b) a safety approval plate shall then be fixed to the container in accordance with the Convention or this Ordinance as soon as is practicable, and the container shall not be reloaded until this has been done.