—(1) The master of any ship or aircraft and the guard of any train on which there is any animal or bird, whether that animal or bird is intended to be landed in Singapore or not, shall immediately on the first arrival of the ship, aircraft or train at a port, airfield or station in Singapore report the fact to a port officer or the officer in charge of the airfield or the station master, as the case may be, who shall without delay inform the authorised officer.
(2) An authorised officer may —
board any ship, aircraft or train for the purpose of examining any animal or bird therein; or
direct the master of the ship or aircraft or the guard of the train to arrange, at his own expense, for the animal or bird to be examined by an authorised examiner.
(3) Notwithstanding the fact that —
a licence has been issued for the importation or transhipment of an animal or bird under section 8; or
any animal or bird comes from a country or part of a country which has been specified in an order made under section 7(1)(a),
the port officer or officer in charge of an airfield or station master shall not permit that animal or bird to be landed from the ship or removed from the aircraft or the train, as the case may be, until he has personally satisfied himself that the authorised officer has granted a permit for the landing or removal of that animal or bird from the ship, aircraft or train.
(4) Any person who —
fails to make a report as is required under subsection (1);
fails to comply with any direction given to him by an authorised officer under subsection (2); or
permits an animal or bird to be landed or removed from any ship, aircraft or train in contravention of subsection (3),
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.