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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 227 from 2003-01-01 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Minister’s powers

  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (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.

  • Marginal note:Notification

    (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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