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Marine Pollution Act 2012 No 5
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 21:35)
Part 12 Division 4
Division 4 Surveys after accident or discovery of defect
157   Duty of master and owner to notify Minister of certain accidents
(Reg 6.4.3 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.3 of Annex II and Reg 4.9 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)
The master and the owner of a ship in respect of which a NSW certificate is in force that is involved in an accident that substantially affects the integrity of the ship or the efficiency or completeness of its equipment must notify the Minister of the accident without delay and in the manner prescribed by the regulations.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$1,100, or
(b)  in the case of a corporation—$5,500.
158   Duty of master and owner to notify Minister of certain defects
(Reg 6.4.3 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.3 of Annex II and Reg 4.9 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)
The master and the owner of a ship in respect of which a NSW certificate is in force that is discovered to have a defect that substantially affects the integrity of the ship or the efficiency or completeness of its equipment must notify the Minister of the defect without delay and in the manner prescribed by the regulations.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$1,100, or
(b)  in the case of a corporation—$5,500.
159   Minister may investigate ship or require survey after notifiable accident or defect
(Reg 6.4.3 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.3 of Annex II and Reg 4.9 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)
(1)  The Minister may investigate a ship, to determine whether or not a survey is necessary, if the Minister is notified of an accident or defect under this Division, or otherwise becomes aware of such an accident or defect.
(2)  The Minister may direct the owner of a ship to cause the ship to be surveyed if the Minister determines that a survey is required.
160   Ships to be surveyed after accident or discovery of defect
(Reg 6.4.3 of Annex I, Reg 8.3.3 of Annex II and Reg 4.9 of Annex IV, of MARPOL)
The owner of a ship in relation to which the Minister has made a direction under section 159 must cause the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and material of the ship to be surveyed for the purpose of ensuring its compliance with the relevant provisions of MARPOL.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$2,200, or
(b)  in the case of a corporation—$11,000.