Marine Liability Act
Marginal note:Certificate attesting to financial responsibility
(a) enter or leave a port in Canadian waters or in the exclusive economic zone of Canada or arrive at or leave an offshore terminal in Canadian waters or in the exclusive economic zone of Canada, or
(b) if the ship is registered in Canada, enter or leave a port in any other state, whether or not the state is a party to the Civil Liability Convention, or arrive at or leave an offshore terminal
(i) in the territorial sea or internal waters of any such state, or
(ii) in the exclusive economic zone of any such state or, if the state has not established an exclusive economic zone, in an area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of the state, and extending not more than 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured
unless a certificate described in Article VII of the Civil Liability Convention and subsection 61(1) has been issued in respect of the ship, showing that a contract of insurance or other security satisfying the requirements of that Article is in force in respect of the ship.
Marginal note:Government-owned ship
(2) In relation to a Convention ship owned by a state that is a party to the Civil Liability Convention and being used for commercial purposes, it is a sufficient compliance with subsection (1) if there is in force a certificate issued by the government of the state showing that the ship is owned by that state and that any liability for pollution damage as defined in Article I of that Convention will be met up to the limit stipulated in Article V of that Convention.
Marginal note:Certificate to be carried on board
(3) A certificate referred to in subsection (1) or (2) must be carried on board the Convention ship to which it relates.
Marginal note:Certificate to be produced on demand
(4) The master of a Convention ship or any other person on board shall produce the certificate or give details of it at the request of any authorized officer of the Government of Canada.
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