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What penalty would the master be liable for where the MCA found a ship in a UK port dangerously unsafe due to overloading?

On summary conviction, a fine of up to £50, 000, or on conviction on indictment, two years’ imprisonment plus an unlimited fine.

What do you think?

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Does a master have any defence to a charge of overloading in port?

May an overloaded ship be detained?