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Report on failure to comply with direction

             (1)  The person in charge or the operator of a vessel must make a report to the Director of Biosecurity if:

                     (a)  the person is given a direction under Division 2 or this Division; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the direction.

             (2)  The report must:

                     (a)  set out the reason for the failure to comply; and

                     (b)  be made as soon as practicable, and in any case within 24 hours, after a member of the vessel's crew becomes aware of the failure to comply; and

                     (c)  specify (as the case requires) that the failure to comply is:

                              (i)  necessary for the purpose of ensuring the safety of the vessel in an emergency or saving life at sea; or

                             (ii)  accidental and results from damage to the vessel or its equipment; or

                            (iii)  for the purpose of avoiding or minimising pollution from the vessel.

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