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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 19 from 2009-03-12 to 2014-03-31:

Marginal note:Order to remove vessel left anchored

  •  (1) If a vessel has been left anchored, moored or adrift in any navigable water so that, in the Minister’s opinion, it obstructs or is likely to obstruct navigation, the Minister may order the owner, managing owner, master or person in charge of the vessel to secure it or remove it to a place that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Failure to comply with order

    (2) If a person to whom an order is given under subsection (1) fails to comply without delay with the order, the Minister may order the vessel to be secured or removed to the place that the Minister considers appropriate, and the costs of securing or removing the vessel are recoverable against the person as a debt due to Her Majesty.

  • Marginal note:Not a statutory instrument

    (3) For greater certainty, an order given under this section is not a statutory instrument within the meaning of the Statutory Instruments Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 19
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 335
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