—(1) The Director may, where he has reason to believe that an offence has been committed under this Act or any regulations made thereunder —
board and search any ship;
enter and search any premises; or
summon any person before him and require him to answer questions,
and may carry out such inspection and examination as he may consider necessary and may seize any books, papers, documents or other things found in those places which may furnish evidence of the commission of an offence under this Act or the regulations and may make copies of, or take extracts from, any such books, papers or documents.
(2) Any person who assaults, hinders, impedes or obstructs the Director in the performance of his duties under this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.