Under what legislation does the UK Secretary of State for Transport have powers to intervene during a marine emergency?

Under Schedule 3 A to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. (Schedule 3 A was added to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 by the Marine Safety Act 2003.)

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When may the Secretary of State’s powers of intervention be exercised?

If a merchant ship renders salvage services, how will the reward be shared?