Marine Liability Act

Version of section 93 from 2003-01-01 to 2010-01-01:


Marginal note:Definition of “oil”

  •  (1) In this section and sections 94 to 99, oil means “Contributing Oil” as defined in paragraph 3 of Article 1 of the Fund Convention.

  • Marginal note:Levy on shipments of oil in bulk

    (2) If imposed or re-imposed by the Minister under subsection 95(1), there shall be paid to the Receiver General a levy determined in accordance with section 94

    • (a) in respect of each metric ton of oil in excess of 300 metric tons imported by ship into Canada in bulk as cargo; and

    • (b) in respect of each metric ton of oil in excess of 300 metric tons shipped by ship from any place in Canada in bulk as cargo.

  • Marginal note:When payable

    (3) Amounts payable under subsection (2) shall be paid, or security for payment of those amounts in an amount and form satisfactory to the Minister shall be given,

    • (a) in the case of oil imported by ship into Canada in bulk as cargo, before the oil is unloaded from the ship; and

    • (b) in the case of oil shipped from a place in Canada in bulk as cargo of a ship, before the ship leaves the facility where the oil is loaded on board the ship.

  • Marginal note:Debts due to Her Majesty

    (4) All amounts payable under subsection (2) and any interest payable on those amounts are debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada and recoverable in any court of competent jurisdiction from

    • (a) in the case of oil imported by ship into Canada in bulk as cargo, the owner, consignee or shipper of the oil; and

    • (b) in the case of oil shipped from a place in Canada in bulk as cargo of a ship, the owner, consignor or shipper of the oil.

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