Maritime Transport Act 1994

65 Dangerous activity involving ships or maritime products

(1)

Every person commits an offence who—

(a)

operates, maintains, or services; or

(b)

does any other act in respect of—

any ship or maritime product in a manner which 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.

(2)

Every person commits an offence who—

(a)

causes or permits any ship or maritime product to be operated, maintained, or serviced; or

(b)

causes or permits any other act to be done in respect of any ship or maritime product,—

in a manner which 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.

(3)

Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) or subsection (2) is liable on conviction,—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

Compare: 1990 No 98 s 44

Section 65(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).