412. Civil liability for breach of statutory duty.

412.     Civil liability for breach of statutory duty.

Breach of a duty imposed on any person by a provision of certain regulations made in pursuance of the Deep Sea Mining Act 19811 is actionable so far, and only so far, as the breach causes personal injury2. A defence to a charge which is available by virtue of the supplementary provisions relating to offences under the Deep Sea Mining Act 19813 or by virtue of regulations made under that Act is not a defence in any civil proceedings4.