145. Power to stop and detain vessels, aircraft and hovercraft.

145.     Power to stop and detain vessels, aircraft and hovercraft.

Where an inspector1 appointed by the appropriate authority2 certifies in writing that he is satisfied that an offence under or by virtue of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 is being or has been committed on board a vessel in port, the vessel may be detained3. An inspector's certificate must specify each offence to which it relates and set out the inspector's reasons for being satisfied that each offence to which it relates is being or has been committed4. An officer who detains a vessel