Marine Safety Act 1998 No 121
Current version for 1 December 2014 to date (accessed 21 December 2014 at 08:35)

77   Deferment of pilotage for safety reasons

(1)  If a marine pilot made available for pilotage considers that a vessel should not enter a pilotage port or should not leave its berth or place of anchorage for any reason related to marine safety, the marine pilot may direct the master of the vessel not to enter the pilotage port or not to leave the berth or place of anchorage pending the decision of the harbour master of the port.
(2)  The master of a vessel must comply with any such direction.

Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.

(3)  A marine pilot who gives any such direction may defer pilotage and cease attendance.
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