Coast Guard Act 1988
There shall be established under section 3 a specialized
body known as the National Coast Guard and under section
4 a Commandant.
Section 5 explains the structure of the National Coast Guard
and section 6 their duties. This section also concerned the
environmental law which the National Coast Guard shall be
Under section 10, the National Coast Guard have the authority
to board a vessel in the execution of their duties.
Section 12 entitles them wide powers including the power
of arrest, prevent any activity likely to constitute a threat
to the maritime zones and prevent any form of maritime pollution.
Keywords: pollution, environmental law and power of arrest
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