Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:Contravention of Act
245 (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).
(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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