Offences in respect of discharge or escape of harmful substances into sea or seabed

237 Discharge or escape of harmful substances from ship into sea or seabed


If a harmful substance is discharged or escapes from a ship into the sea or onto or into the seabed in breach of section 226 or 226A, the master and the owner of the ship each commit an offence.


If the discharge or escape results from intentional damage caused by a person other than the master or the owner of the ship, the person who caused the damage commits an offence.

Section 237: replaced, on 31 October 2015, by section 47(1) of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 85).