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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 11 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-08:


Marginal note:Appointment of marine safety inspectors

  •  (1) Marine safety inspectors are appointed or deployed under the Public Service Employment Act.

  • Marginal note:Authorizations

    (2) The Minister of Transport may authorize a marine safety inspector to exercise any power or perform any duty or function of the Minister under this Act, including quasi-judicial powers and the administration of examinations referred to in subsection 16(2), or to carry out inspections under section 211, including the following:

    • (a) inspections of hulls;

    • (b) inspections of machinery;

    • (c) inspections of equipment;

    • (d) inspections respecting the protection of the marine environment for the purpose of Part 9 (Pollution Prevention — Department of Transport); and

    • (e) inspections of cargo.

  • Marginal note:Certificate

    (3) The Minister of Transport must furnish every marine safety inspector with a certificate of designation authorizing the inspector to carry out inspections under section 211 or to exercise any power or perform any duty or function of the Minister under this Act, including any quasi-judicial powers.

  • Marginal note:Duties and powers

    (4) A marine safety inspector may exercise only those powers and perform only those duties and functions that are referred to in the inspector’s certificate of designation.

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (5) Marine safety inspectors are not personally liable for anything they do or omit to do in good faith under this Act.

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