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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 161

Changes to construction of ships must be notified and pre-approved

161 Changes to construction of ships must be notified and pre-approved

(Reg 6.4.2 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.2 of Annex II and Reg 4.1.3 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)

(1) The master and the owner of a ship in respect of which a NSW certificate is in force are each guilty of an offence if the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements or material covered by a previous survey is changed in any way unless:
(a) notice was given in writing, in the form approved by the regulations, of the change to the person prescribed by the regulations, and
(b) the Minister approved the change before it was made.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$2,200, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$11,000.
(2) This section does not apply to a change that involves the direct replacement of any equipment or fittings.



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