Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:When salvage services may be claimed
143 (1) In the case of salvage services rendered by or with the aid of a Crown vessel, Her Majesty in right of Canada and the master and crew members may claim salvage for salvage services only if the vessel is a tug or is specially equipped with a salvage plant.
Marginal note:Rights and limitations
(2) In respect of salvage services that may be claimed under subsection (1),
(a) Her Majesty has the same rights and remedies in respect of salvage services as any other salvor would have had if the vessel had belonged to that other salvor; and
(b) no claim for salvage services by the master or a crew member of a Crown vessel may be finally adjudicated unless the consent of the Governor in Council to the prosecution of the claim is proved.
Marginal note:Time for giving consent
(3) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(b), the consent of the Governor in Council may be given at any time before final adjudication.
Marginal note:Evidence of consent
(4) Any document that purports to give the consent of the Governor in Council for the purpose of paragraph (2)(b) is evidence of that consent.
Marginal note:Claim dismissed if no consent
(5) If a claim by the master or a crew member is prosecuted and the consent of the Governor in Council is not proved, the claim must be dismissed with costs.
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