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Marine Pollution Act 2012 No 5
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 23:07)
Part 12 Division 2 Section 152
152   Requirement for sewage pollution prevention certificate
(Reg 5 of Annex IV of MARPOL)
(1)  The master of a large ship must not begin a voyage unless there is a sewage pollution prevention certificate in force in respect of the ship.
Maximum penalty: $11,000 or imprisonment for 4 years, or both.
(2)  The owner of a large ship must not permit the ship to begin a voyage unless a sewage pollution prevention certificate is in force in respect of the ship.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$11,000 or imprisonment for 4 years, or both, or
(b)  in the case of a corporation—$55,000.
(3)  The owner of a large ship in respect of which a sewage pollution prevention certificate is in force must ensure that the certificate is carried on board the ship.
Maximum penalty: $1,100.
(4)  In this section:
sewage pollution prevention certificate means:
(a)  a NSW sewage pollution prevention certificate, or
(b)  an International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate for Australian ships issued under section 267ZG of the Navigation Act 1912 of the Commonwealth, or
(c)  a sewage pollution prevention certificate issued under a law of another State or the Northern Territory and being a certificate of a kind prescribed by the regulations as acceptable for the purposes of this Part, or
(d)  an International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate issued to a foreign ship under section 267ZH of the Navigation Act 1912 of the Commonwealth, or
(e)  an International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate issued to an Australian ship under the law of a country other than Australia giving effect to Regulation 5 of Annex IV of MARPOL.