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|89. Examination of coasting aircraft, coasting vessel and goods.|
|Coasting vessel, etc., not to deviate from voyage.||Licence required to manufacture excisable goods.|
|Examination of coasting aircraft, coasting vessel and goods||89.(1) An officer may go on board a coasting aircraft or coasting vessel in any port or place or at any period of its voyage and search it and examine all goods on board.
(2) Where an officer goes on board a coasting aircraft or coasting vessel, he may require the master or agent thereof to answer questions concerning the aircraft or vessel, its cargo, stores, baggage, crew and passenger's and to produce any books and documents which are, or should be, on board.
(3) An officer may examine goods which have been unloaded from an aircraft or vessel after carriage coastwise or which are brought to a port or place to be loaded on to an aircraft or vessel for carriage coastwise; and for the purposes of the examination the officer may require the owner of the goods to unpack or open them and to repack them at the expense of the owner.
(4) A master or agent who, under this section -
(a)refuses to answer a question or to produce books or documents; or
(b)makes an incorrect reply to a question,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings and the aircraft or vessel in relation to which the offence has been committed may be seized and detained until the tine is paid.