(1) This section applies if the Director of Biosecurity has clear grounds for believing that an offence against this Chapter, except section 267 or 268, has been committed involving:
(a) an Australian vessel; or
(b) a foreign vessel in Australian seas.
(2) The Director of Biosecurity may direct the person in charge of the vessel to do one or more of the following:
(a) remove the vessel from a port or offshore terminal within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of Australia as soon as practicable;
(b) keep the vessel out of a port or offshore terminal within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of Australia;
(c) take the vessel to the nearest suitable repair yard or sediment reception facility as soon as practicable;
(d) keep the vessel in a specified location.
Note 1: Before giving a direction under this subsection, a biosecurity official must be satisfied of the matters referred to in section 32 (the principles).
Note 2: A person who fails to comply with a direction given under this subsection may commit an offence (see section 305).
Note 3: A decision to give a direction under this subsection is a reviewable decision (see Part 1 of Chapter 11).
(3) The person in charge of the vessel must comply with the direction.