Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:Minister’s powers
227 (1) If the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that a foreign vessel is in contravention of an international convention or protocol listed in Schedule 1, the Minister may
(a) if the vessel has not entered Canadian waters, direct the vessel not to enter Canadian waters;
(b) if the vessel has entered Canadian waters but is not in a port in Canada, direct the vessel to leave Canadian waters; and
(c) if the vessel is in a port in Canada, direct the vessel to leave Canadian waters, subject to any terms and conditions that the Minister may specify.
(2) The Minister may not give a direction under subsection (1) if, in the Minister’s opinion, doing so would put the safety of the vessel, any person on board or the environment at imminent risk.
(3) If the Minister gives a direction under subsection (1) in respect of a vessel, the Minister must notify the state where the vessel is registered of the direction given and the reason for it.
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