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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 53

Discharge of sewage into State waters from ship prohibited

53 Discharge of sewage into State waters from ship prohibited

(Reg 11 of Annex IV of MARPOL)

(1) The master and the owner of a large ship are each guilty of an offence if any sewage is discharged from the ship into State waters.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$55,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$275,000.
(2) In proceedings for an offence against this section in relation to a ship:
(a) it is sufficient for the prosecution to allege and prove that sewage was discharged from the ship into State waters, but
(b) it is a defence if it is proved that, by virtue of Division 2, this section does not apply in relation to the discharge.



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