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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 54

Causing discharge of sewage into State waters from ship prohibited

54 Causing discharge of sewage into State waters from ship prohibited

(Reg 11 of Annex IV of MARPOL)

(1) A crew member of a large ship is guilty of an offence if the crew member's act causes any sewage to be discharged from the ship into State waters.
Maximum penalty: $55,000.
(2) A person involved in the operation or maintenance of a large ship is guilty of an offence if the person's act causes any sewage to be 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.
(3) In proceedings for an offence against this section, it is sufficient for the prosecution to allege and prove that:
(a) a discharge of sewage occurred from a ship into State waters, and
(b) the crew member or person involved in the operation or maintenance of the ship committed an act that caused the discharge.



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