Marginal note:Unseaworthy vessel and unsafe aircraft
(a) sends or being the master takes a vessel that is registered or licensed, or for which an identification number has been issued, pursuant to any Act of Parliament and that is unseaworthy
(b) sends an aircraft on a flight or operates an aircraft that is not fit and safe for flight, or
(c) sends for operation or operates railway equipment that is not fit and safe for operation
and thereby endangers the life of any person, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
(2) An accused shall not be convicted of an offence under this section where the accused establishes that,
(a) in the case of an offence under paragraph (1)(a),
(b) in the case of an offence under paragraph (1)(b),
(c) in the case of an offence under paragraph (1)(c),
Marginal note:Consent of Attorney General
(3) No proceedings shall be instituted under this section in respect of a vessel or aircraft, or in respect of railway equipment sent for operation or operated on a line of railway that is within the legislative authority of Parliament, without the consent in writing of the Attorney General of Canada.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 251
- R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 36, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 58
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