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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 259 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-02-25:

Marginal note:Power to detain foreign vessel that has caused damage

 If the Federal Court is satisfied that damage or loss has in any part of the world been caused to property that belongs to Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province or to a qualified person by the fault, in whole or in part, of a vessel that is registered in a foreign state and that is at the time of the application in Canadian waters, on ex parte application the Federal Court may issue an order requiring any person named by the Court to detain the vessel until the applicant has been compensated for the damage or loss or until security, in the form and amount approved by the Court, is deposited with the Court.

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