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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 245 from 2003-01-01 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Contravention of Act

  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who contravenes

    • (a) a direction given under subsection 211(3) (to stop a vessel or proceed as specified);

    • (b) a direction given under any of paragraphs 211(4)(a) to (e) (to answer reasonable questions, to provide reasonable assistance, to prohibit or limit access to part of a vessel, to operate or cease operating machinery or equipment, to not move a vessel, to muster crew or carry out emergency or safety procedures or to produce documents);

    • (c) section 215 (proceed to sea with a person without their consent);

    • (d) subsection 218(1) (disciplining employee);

    • (e) subsection 222(9) (giving clearance to detained vessel);

    • (f) subsection 222(10) (moving detained vessel);

    • (g) section 223 (wilfully interfering with service of notice); or

    • (h) a direction given under subsection 227(1) (not to enter or to leave Canadian waters).

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months, or to both.

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