18. (1) Where an incident occurs whereby a ship in a compulsory pilotage area
(a) causes loss or damage to any other ship or to property located in or adjacent to the waters in that area, whether or not loss or damage results to the ship, or
(b) is damaged, stranded, lost or abandoned or is in any manner involved in an incident that may directly or indirectly cause damage to or pollution of the surrounding environment,
and a holder of a licence or pilotage certificate was on board the ship at the time the incident occurred, such holder and any other person who had the conduct of the ship at the time shall report the incident forthwith by the fastest available means to the Authority.
(2) Every report referred to in subsection (1) shall set out all information in respect of the incident that is known to the person making the report, including any pollution or threat of pollution.
(3) Where a report referred to in subsection (1) cannot be made directly to the Authority, it shall be made to the nearest maritime traffic control centre.
(4) Every person who makes a report referred to in subsection (1) shall, as soon as possible after making the report, attend before an officer of the Authority and make a written report of the incident on a form provided by the Authority.
(5) Every report made under subsection (1) or (4) shall be confidential and shall not be released by the Authority to any person without the prior consent of the person who made the report.
- SOR/2004-215, s. 13;
- SOR/2009-64, s. 4.
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