46 Suspension or revocation of maritime document where prescribed fees or charges unpaid

(1)

Where any fee or charge payable under this Act or any regulations made under this Act is not paid by the date prescribed or fixed for payment of that fee or charge, the Director may suspend the maritime document, or suspend recognition of the document as a maritime document, to which the unpaid fee or charge relates.

(2)

Where any fee or charge payable under this Act or any regulations made under this Act is not paid within 6 months after the date prescribed or fixed for payment of that fee or charge, the Director may revoke the maritime document, or revoke recognition of the document as a maritime document, to which the fee or charge relates.

(3)

Before undertaking any action under subsection (1) or subsection (2), the Director shall notify the holder of that document of—

(a)

the Director’s intention to act under subsection (1) or subsection (2); and

(b)

the right of appeal available to the holder of that document in the event of the Director taking such action.

(4)

Where a maritime document or recognition of a document as a maritime document has been revoked under this section, the holder shall forthwith surrender that document or notification of recognition of that document to the Director.

(5)

Where a fee or charge is payable to the Authority or the Director in respect of an application or the provision of a service, the Authority or the Director, as the case may be, may, unless the safety of any person would be put at risk, decline to process that application or provide that service until the appropriate fee or charge has been paid, or arrangements acceptable to the Authority or the Director, as the case may be, for payment of the fee or charge have been made.

(6)

Any person in respect of whom any decision is taken under this section may appeal against that decision to the District Court under section 424.

Compare: 1990 No 98 s 41; 1992 No 75 s 22

Section 46(6): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).