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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 204

Obstruction of persons acting in compliance with notice is an offence

204 Obstruction of persons acting in compliance with notice is an offence

(cf former Act s 50)

(1) A person must not wilfully obstruct a person who is acting in compliance with a marine environment protection notice under section 203.
Maximum penalty: $220,000.
(2) This section does not apply to a person who obstructs a person:
(a) for the purpose of securing the safety of a ship or saving life at sea, or
(b) with the approval of an officer prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section, for the purpose of combating specific pollution incidents in order to minimise the damage from pollution.



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