Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
3. This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
Marginal note:Application to vessels and marine facilities
4. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act applies in respect of
(a) vessels and marine facilities in Canada;
(b) Canadian ships outside Canada; and
(c) marine installations and structures, as provided in sections 5 and 6 of the Canadian Laws Offshore Application Act.
(2) This Act does not apply so as to require or authorize any person outside Canada to contravene the law of a foreign country or any Canadian ship outside Canada to be operated in contravention of that law.
Marginal note:Limitation - military vessels, etc.
(3) This Act does not apply in respect of
(a) vessels and marine facilities operated under the authority of the Minister of National Defence; or
(b) military vessels of a foreign country to the extent that the Minister of National Defence may exempt them from the application of this Act.
Marginal note:Regulations respecting security
5. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the security of marine transportation, including regulations
(a) for preventing unlawful interference with marine transportation and ensuring that appropriate action is taken where that interference occurs or could occur;
(b) requiring or authorizing screening for the purpose of protecting persons, goods, vessels and marine facilities;
(c) respecting the establishment of restricted areas;
(d) respecting the keeping and preservation of records and documents relating to the security of marine operations, including copies of the regulations, security measures and security rules;
(e) for requiring the records and documents to be filed with the Minister or provided on request; and
(f) respecting the protection, preservation and return of any evidence that has been seized under this Act without a warrant or any vessel that has been detained under this Act.
Marginal note:Offences relating to the regulations
(2) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or
(b) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.
- 1994, c. 40, s. 5;
- 2001, c. 29, s. 56.
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