Drunk football fans returning from a match run amok on board a UK passenger ferry, damaging fittings and molesting crew members. What action may be taken?

The master or another officer of the ship, and all persons called to their assistance, are empowered by section 101(3) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995Β to detain the offenders without warrant, if their names and addresses are not known to them, and deliver them to the police.


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Can a UK shipmaster restrain a person on board his ship?

Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, for what offences may a UK shipmaster detain a passenger on board?