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Canada Marine Act

Version of section 127 from 2008-08-01 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Offence and fine

  •  (1) A person or ship that contravenes a provision of this Act, except section 107, or of the regulations made under paragraph 27(1)(a), or of the regulations made under this Act for which no penalty is otherwise provided is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 in the case of an individual, and of not more than $50,000 in the case of a corporation or ship.

  • Marginal note:Proof of offence by ship

    (1.1) If a ship is prosecuted for an offence under a provision of this Act, except section 107, or of the regulations, it is sufficient proof that the ship has committed the offence to establish that the act or omission that constitutes the offence was committed by the master of the ship or any person on board the ship, whether or not the person on board has been identified.

  • Marginal note:By-laws

    (1.2) No person is guilty of an offence under this Act for a contravention of a by-law made under section 30.

  • Marginal note:Defence

    (2) No person or ship shall be found guilty of an offence under this Act if the person or ship establishes that the person or ship exercised due diligence to prevent its commission.

  • Marginal note:Code of conduct

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a director or officer of a port authority is not guilty of an offence under this Act for non-compliance with the code of conduct set out in the letters patent of the port authority.

  • 1998, c. 10, s. 127
  • 2008, c. 21, s. 54
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