Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 225 from 2005-06-28 to 2010-12-09:

Marginal note:Detention of ships
  •  (1) Where an enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the owner or master of a ship has committed an offence under section 272 and that a ship was used in connection with the commission of the offence, the enforcement officer may make a detention order in respect of the ship.

  • Marginal note:Order in writing

    (2) A detention order made under subsection (1) shall be in writing and be addressed to all persons at any port in Canada where the ship to which the order relates is or will be who are empowered to give a clearance in respect of the ship.

  • Marginal note:Service of detention order

    (3) A detention order made under subsection (1) in respect of a ship shall be served

    • (a) by delivering the order to the master of the ship; or

    • (b) if service cannot reasonably be effected in the manner provided for in paragraph (a), by leaving the order with the person being or appearing to be in command or charge of the ship or, if there is no such person, by placing the order on a conspicuous part of the ship.

  • Marginal note:Foreign state to be notified

    (3.1) If a ship in respect of which a detention order is made under subsection (1) is registered in a foreign state, that state is to be notified that the order was made.

  • Marginal note:Duty of owner or master of ship

    (4) Where notice of a detention order made under subsection (1) has been served on the master of the ship, the owner or master of the ship shall not give an order for the ship to go into an area of the sea referred to in paragraph 122(2)(f) or (g) during the term of the detention order.

  • Marginal note:Duty of persons empowered to give clearance

    (5) Subject to subsection (6), no person to whom a detention order made under subsection (1) is addressed shall, after notice of the order is received by the person, give clearance in respect of the ship to which the order relates.

  • Marginal note:When clearance given

    (6) A person to whom a detention order made under subsection (1) is addressed and who has received notice of the order may give clearance in respect of the ship to which the order relates where

    • (a) the owner or master of the ship

      • (i) has not, within 30 days after the order was made, been charged with the offence that gave rise to the making of the order, or

      • (ii) has, within 30 days after the order was made, been charged with that offence and appears in Canada to answer to the charge;

    • (b) if the alleged offence involves the contravention of Division 3 of Part 7 or of any regulation made under that Division, Her Majesty in right of Canada is given security, in a form determined by the Attorney General of Canada, for payment of the maximum fine that might be imposed as a result of a conviction of the person or ship charged with that offence and of costs related to proceedings in connection with the charge or charges, or payment of any lesser amount that is approved by the Attorney General of Canada;

    • (b.1) if the alleged offence involves the contravention of this Act or the regulations, other than a contravention referred to in paragraph (b), Her Majesty in right of Canada is given security for payment of the maximum fine that might be imposed as a result of a conviction of the person charged with that offence and of costs related to proceedings in connection with the charge, or payment of any lesser amount that is approved by the Minister or a person designated by the Minister for the purpose; or

    • (c) proceedings in respect of the alleged offence that gave rise to the making of the detention order are discontinued.

  • 1999, c. 33, s. 225;
  • 2005, c. 23, s. 34.
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