Safety offences

64 Unnecessary danger caused by holder of maritime document


Every holder of a maritime document commits an offence who, in respect of any activity or service to which the document relates, does or omits to do any act, or causes or permits any act or omission, if the act or omission causes unnecessary danger or risk to any other person or to any property, irrespective of whether or not in fact any injury or damage occurs.


Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction,—


in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding $10,000:


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $100,000:


in any case, to an additional penalty under section 409.

Compare: 1990 No 98 s 43

Section 64(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).