Marginal note:Contravention of Act or regulations
79. (1) Every person commits an offence who contravenes
(a) subsection 46(2) (register vessel);
(b) an order made under subsection 52(4) (renaming of vessel);
(c) subsection 57(1) (mark vessel);
(d) subsection 57(3) (maintenance of markings);
(e) subsection 58(1) (notify of changes — authorized representative);
(f) subsection 58(2) (notify of alteration — authorized representative);
(g) subsection 58(3) (notify if no authorized representative — owner);
(h) subsection 58(4) (notify of completion of construction);
(i) subsection 63(1) (operation of vessel without a certificate on board);
(j) subsection 63(2) (deliver certificate to person entitled to operate vessel);
(k) subsection 63(3) (deliver certificate to Chief Registrar);
(l) subsection 64(2) (fly Canadian flag); or
(m) a provision of the regulations made under any of paragraphs 77(a) to (g).
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $10,000.
Marginal note:Continuing offence
(3) If an offence under paragraph (1)(a) or (c) is committed or continued on more than one day, the person who committed it is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which it is committed or continued.
Definition of “Minister”
80. In this Part, “Minister” means the Minister of Transport.
Marginal note:Canadian vessels
81. This Part applies in respect of Canadian vessels, other than pleasure craft, everywhere. Subsections 86(2) to (4) also apply in respect of foreign vessels in Canadian waters.
Marginal note:Presentation of documents
82. (1) The master of a Canadian vessel shall ensure that every person who is employed in a position on board presents to the master all Canadian maritime documents that they are required under this Part to have for that position.
Marginal note:Sufficient and competent staff
(2) No master of a Canadian vessel shall operate it unless it is staffed with a crew that is sufficient and competent for the safe operation of the vessel on its intended voyage, and is kept so staffed during the voyage.
Marginal note:Obstruction prohibited
(3) No crew member shall wilfully obstruct a master’s operation of a Canadian vessel unless the master is, without just cause, putting at risk the safety of the vessel or of any person on board.
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