Section 8 in The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002

Title: Provision as to bail

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Code, no person accused of an offence punishable under this Act shall, if in custody, be released on bail or on his own bond unless— (a) the Public Prosecutor has been given an opportunity to oppose the application for such release; and (b) where the Public Prosecutor opposes the application, the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that he is not guilty of such offence and that he is not likely to commit any offence while on bail. (2) The limitations on granting of bail specified in sub-section (1) are in addition to the limitations under the Code or any other law for the time being in force on granting of bail. (3) Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to affect the special powers of the High Court regarding bail under section 439 of the Code.

Title: Provisions as to extradition

Description: (1) The offences under section 3shall be deemed to have been included as extraditable offences and provided for in all the extradition treaties made by India with Convention States or Protocol States and which extend to, and are binding on, India on the date of commencement of this Act. (2) For the purposes of the application of the Extradition Act, 1962(34 of 1962) to offences under this Act, any ship registered in a Convention State or Protocol State shall, at any time while that ship is plying, be deemed to be within the jurisdiction of that Convention State or Protocol State, whether or not it is for the time being also within the jurisdiction of any other country.

Title: Contracting parties to Convention or Protocol

Description: The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, certify as to which are the Convention States or Protocol States and to what extent such States have availed themselves of the provisions of the Convention or Protocol, as the case may be, and any such notification shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified therein.

Title: Power to treat certain ships to be registered in Convention States

Description: If the Central Government is satisfied that the requirements of the Convention have been satisfied in relation to any ship, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that such ship shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be registered in such Convention State as may be specified in the notification.

Title: Previous sanction necessary for prosecution

Description: No prosecution for an offence under this Act shall be instituted except with the previous sanction of the Central Government.