—(1) Except under and in accordance with any authority granted by an immigration officer, no person other than —
any Government officer boarding the vessel on duty;
the owner, charterer or agent of the vessel; or
a consular officer or an accredited representative of the country to which the vessel belongs,
shall leave or board a vessel arriving in Singapore nor may any person (other than the crew of a vessel carrying any such person) approach within 200 metres of the vessel, until the vessel has been examined by an immigration officer and the immigration signal has been hauled down, or board a vessel departing from Singapore after it has been examined by an immigration officer just before its departure.
[13/77; S 353/75]
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and every such person leaving a vessel in contravention of subsection (1) shall, if so required by an immigration officer, return immediately to the vessel and remain thereon and the master of the vessel shall be bound to re-embark that person.