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MARITIME POWERS ACT 2013 - SECT 62

Conducting frisk searches

  (1)   A frisk search must be conducted by a maritime officer or person assisting who is of the same sex as the person being searched.

Note:   For person assisting , see paragraph   38 (5 )(b).

  (2)   If the search is conducted by a person assisting, the search must be conducted in the presence of a maritime officer.

  (3)   If:

  ( a)   there is no maritime officer of the same sex available; and

  (b)   no other suitable person of the same sex will agree to assist;

any maritime officer may conduct the search.


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