Health Act 1956

99 Restrictions applying while ship liable to quarantine

(1)

Subject to the provisions of any regulations made under this Act, while any ship is liable to quarantine it shall not be lawful, except in the case of urgent necessity due to a marine casualty or other like emergency, or except with the authority of the medical officer of health or health protection officer,—

(a)

for the master, pilot, or other officer in charge of the navigation of that ship to bring that ship or allow that ship to be brought to any wharf or other landing place; or

(b)

for any person to go on board that ship, except the medical officer of health or health protection officer, and the assistants of any such officer, or a pilot, or an officer of Customs, or a constable, or an officer appointed or authorised under the Immigration Act 2009, or an inspector appointed under section 15 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Restructuring) Act 1995; or

(c)

for any person to leave that ship, except the persons specified in paragraph (b); or

(d)

for any goods, mails, or other articles whatsoever to be landed or transhipped from that ship; or

(e)

for any boat, launch, or vessel, other than one in the service of the Police or the Ministry of Health, to be brought within 50 metres of that ship.

(2)

Any authority given by the medical officer of health or health protection officer under this section may be given subject to such exceptions and conditions as that officer thinks fit, and may be revoked by that officer at any time.

Section 99: replaced, on 1 July 1993, by section 28(1) of the Health Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 24).

Section 99(1)(b): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 99(1)(b): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 99(1)(b): amended, on 1 July 1995, pursuant to section 4(1)(a) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Restructuring) Act 1995 (1995 No 31).