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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 68

Discharge of prescribed marine pollutant from ship in transfer operation prohibited

68 Discharge of prescribed marine pollutant from ship in transfer operation prohibited

(cf former Act s 27)

(1) A person must not deliberately, recklessly or negligently cause a prescribed marine pollutant to be discharged from a ship in, or in connection with, a transfer operation.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$500,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$10,000,000.
(2) Each prescribed person in relation to a ship is guilty of an offence if a prescribed marine pollutant is discharged from a ship in, or in connection with, a transfer operation.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$500,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$10,000,000.
(3) In this section:

"prescribed person" means any of the following:
(a) the owner of the ship,
(b) the master of the ship,
(c) the person in charge of the transfer operation of the ship.



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