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Boarding vessels, installations and aircraft

  (1)   A maritime officer may board a vessel, installation or aircraft.

  (2)   If the person in charge of the vessel, installation or aircraft requests the officer to produce identification, t he officer must produce :

  (a)   the officer's identity card; or

  (b)   other written evidence of the fact that the officer is a Commonwealth officer.

  (3)   If the officer fails to produce the identity card or other written evidence, the officer must:

  (a)   leave the vessel, installation or aircraft; and

  (b)   not re - board the vessel, installation or aircraft without producing the identity card or other written evidence.

  (4)   Subsections   ( 2) and (3) do not apply if the officer is one of the following in uniform :

  (a)   a member of the Australian Defence Force ;

  (b)   an officer of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 );

  (c )   a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police ;

  (d)   an officer prescribed by the regulations .

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