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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 155 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-07-29:

Marginal note:Duty of persons taking possession of wreck

  •  (1) Any person who finds and takes possession of wreck in Canada, or who brings wreck into Canada, the owner of which is not known, shall, as soon as feasible,

    • (a) report it to a receiver of wreck and provide the information and documents requested; and

    • (b) take any measures with respect to the wreck that the receiver of wreck directs, including

      • (i) delivering it to the receiver of wreck within the period specified by the receiver, or

      • (ii) keeping it in their possession in accordance with the instructions of the receiver.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) If wreck has been reported under paragraph (1)(a), a receiver of wreck may take the action that the receiver considers reasonable to determine the owner of the wreck, including giving notice of the wreck in the manner that the receiver considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Discretion

    (3) A receiver of wreck is not required to take any measures, or to direct that any measures be taken, with respect to wreck.

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