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Navigation Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to maritime safety and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                          1

Part 1—Short title and commencement                                                                     1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Objects and simplified outline of Act                                                       3

3............ Objects of Act..................................................................................... 3

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 3

Part 3—Provisions relating to the application of this Act                              5

5............ Extension to Territories....................................................................... 5

6............ Extraterritorial operation of Act........................................................... 5

7............ Act to bind the Crown......................................................................... 5

8............ Geographical jurisdiction for offences................................................ 5

9............ Geographical application of offences and civil penalty provisions relating to foreign vessels, etc.           5

10.......... Act does not apply to naval vessels etc............................................... 6

11.......... Application of Act to certain customs vessels..................................... 6

12.......... Provisions that give effect to various conventions.............................. 7

13.......... Provisions that give effect to the Container Convention...................... 7

Part 4—Interpretation                                                                                                         8

14.......... Definitions.......................................................................................... 8

15.......... Definition of regulated Australian vessel .......................................... 21

16.......... Definition of overseas voyage ........................................................... 22

17.......... Definition of customs vessel ............................................................. 22

18.......... Definition of special purpose vessel ................................................. 22

19.......... AMSA may declare that a vessel is not a regulated Australian vessel 23

20.......... Definition of vessel’s length overall ................................................. 23

21.......... Definition of navigates without a licensed pilot ................................ 23

22.......... Definition of taken to sea .................................................................. 24

23.......... Definition of seaworthy .................................................................... 24

24.......... Definition of substandard ................................................................. 24

Part 5—Opting in to coverage                                                                                       26

25.......... Opting in to coverage—vessel declared to be a regulated Australian vessel             26

26.......... Revocation and variation of opt-in declarations................................. 26

Chapter 2—Seafarers                                                                                               28

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                            28

27.......... Simplified outline of this Chapter...................................................... 28

Part 2—Seafarer certificates                                                                                          29

Division 1—Regulations relating to seafarer certificates                        29

28.......... Regulations relating to seafarer certificates........................................ 29

29.......... Particular matters that may be prescribed by regulations................... 29

Division 2—Issue of seafarer certificates                                                         31

30.......... Persons may apply for a seafarer certificate...................................... 31

31.......... Issue of seafarer certificate................................................................ 31

32.......... AMSA may vary seafarer certificate................................................. 31

33.......... Revocation of seafarer certificate....................................................... 31

Division 3—Offences and civil penalties relating to seafarer certificates             32

34.......... False representations about seafarer certificates................................ 32

35.......... Person performing duties or functions without a seafarer certificate. 32

36.......... Master causing etc. performance of duties or functions without a seafarer certificate               33

37.......... Breach of a condition of a seafarer certificate.................................... 34

38.......... Master causing etc. breach of a condition of a seafarer certificate..... 34

39.......... Failing to produce seafarer certificate................................................ 35

40.......... AMSA may require delivery of revoked certificates......................... 35

Part 3—Maritime labour certificates                                                                        36

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               36

41.......... Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 36

Division 2—Regulations relating to maritime labour certificates      37

42.......... Regulations relating to maritime labour certificates........................... 37

Division 3—Issue of maritime labour certificates                                       38

43.......... Persons may apply for a maritime labour certificate.......................... 38

44.......... Issue of maritime labour certificate.................................................... 38

45.......... Issuing body may vary maritime labour certificate............................ 38

46.......... Revocation of maritime labour certificate.......................................... 38

Division 4—Offences and civil penalties relating to taking a vessel to sea without a maritime labour certificate                                                                                                 39

47.......... Taking a regulated Australian vessel to sea without maritime labour certificate—owner          39

48.......... Taking a regulated Australian vessel to sea without maritime labour certificates—master        39

49.......... Obligation to notify alterations of regulated Australian vessels that relate to maritime labour certificates 40

Part 4—Manning and engagement of seafarers                                                41

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               41

50.......... Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 41

Division 2—Manning of vessels                                                                              42

51.......... Minimum complement ofseafarers on vessels.................................. 42

52.......... Operating a vessel other than in accordance with determination........ 42

53.......... Owner or master to give details of complement of vessel’s seafarers 43

Division 3—Engagement of seafarers, etc.                                                      44

54.......... Work agreements.............................................................................. 44

55.......... Owner to make available information about conditions of employment 45

56.......... Offences and civil penalties relating to content of work agreements. 45

57.......... Regulations about records of service................................................. 46

58.......... Regulations about hours of work and rest......................................... 46

59.......... Regulations about payment of wages................................................ 46

Part 5—Health, accommodation and welfare                                                      48

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               48

60.......... Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 48

Division 2—Provisions                                                                                                49

61.......... Regulations about provision of food and water................................. 49

62.......... Free provisions................................................................................. 49

63.......... Provisions adequate for voyage........................................................ 49

64.......... Adequate food catering facilities to be provided................................ 50

Division 3—Health                                                                                                        51

65.......... Regulations about health................................................................... 51

66.......... Medicines etc. must be carried on vessels—owner........................... 51

67.......... Medicines etc. must be carried on vessels—master........................... 52

68.......... Owner liable for medical attendance etc............................................ 53

69.......... Owner liable where certain seafarers removed from vessel etc......... 53

70.......... Owner liable for medical attendance etc. on board vessel.................. 54

71.......... Other expenses to be paid by seafarer............................................... 54

72.......... Medical practitioners and first-aid attendants—owner...................... 54

73.......... Medical practitioners and first-aid attendants—master...................... 55

Division 4—Accommodation, etc.                                                                        56

74.......... Regulations relating to accommodation, etc....................................... 56

75.......... Vessels not to go to sea without required accommodation................ 56

Division 5—Repatriation and protection                                                          58

76.......... Regulations relating to repatriation.................................................... 58

77.......... Regulations relating to complaints etc. about employment................ 58

Part 6—Alcohol and drugs                                                                                              59

Division 1—Alcohol and drug testing of seafarers and pilots                59

78.......... Seafarer or licensed pilot may be required to undergo alcohol test.... 59

79.......... Seafarer or licensed pilot may be required to undergo drug tests etc. 59

80.......... Limitation on exercise of powers in relation to foreign vessels......... 59

81.......... Refusal to undergo alcohol or drug test............................................. 59

82.......... Information to be provided after test................................................. 60

Division 2—Offences and civil penalties relating to alcohol and drugs 61

83.......... Impairment of person’s capacity to carry out duties as seafarer or pilot 61

84.......... Unacceptable blood alcohol level—seafarers and pilots.................... 61

85.......... Drugs prescribed by the regulations: seafarers and pilots................. 61

86.......... Permitting or requiring performance of duties by impaired person... 62

Division 3—Regulations and other matters                                                    63

87.......... Regulations relating to alcohol and drug tests................................... 63

88.......... Evidentiary certificates...................................................................... 63

Part 7—General matters relating to seafarers of regulated Australian vessels and foreign vessels         65

89.......... Exemption from serving on jury....................................................... 65

90.......... Seafarer not to be wrongfully left behind.......................................... 65

91.......... Regulations may make provision in relation to property of deceased seafarers        65

92.......... Expenses of returning foreign seafarers left behind.......................... 66

93.......... Owner of vessel not entitled to limit liability in respect of certain claims  66

94.......... Employment of seafarers in loading and unloading........................... 66

95.......... Copy of this Act to be kept on regulated Australian vessels............. 67

Chapter 3—Vessel safety                                                                                       68

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                            68

96.......... Simplified outline of this Chapter...................................................... 68

Part 2—Certification                                                                                                           69

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               69

97.......... Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 69

Division 2—Regulations relating to safety certificates                             70

98.......... Regulations relating to safety certificates........................................... 70

Division 3—Issue of safety certificates                                                              71

99.......... Persons may apply for a safety certificate......................................... 71

100........ Issue of safety certificate................................................................... 71

101........ Issuing body may vary safety certificate........................................... 71

102........ Revocation of safety certificate.......................................................... 71

Division 4—Offences and civil penalties relating to taking a regulated Australian vessel to sea without safety certificates                                                                                 72

103........ Taking a regulated Australian vessel to sea without safety certificate—owner         72

104........ Taking a regulated Australian vessel to sea without safety certificate—master         72

105........ Obligation to notify alterations of regulated Australian vessels that relate to safety certificates                73

Division 5—Offences and civil penalties relating to taking foreign vessels to sea without appropriate documents                                                                                                74

106........ Taking a foreign vessel to sea without appropriate documents—owner 74

107........ Taking a foreign vessel to sea without appropriate documents—master.. 74

Part 3—Seaworthiness of vessels                                                                                 76

108........ Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 76

109........ Taking unseaworthy vessel to sea—owner....................................... 76

110........ Taking unseaworthy vessel to sea—master....................................... 76

Part 4—Passenger and cargo operations, and overloading                        78

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               78

111........ Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 78

Division 2—Regulations relating to passenger and cargo operations 79

112........ Regulations relating to passenger and cargo operations.................... 79

Division 3—Regulations relating to overloading                                          81

113........ Regulations relating to overloading................................................... 81

Division 4—Offences and civil penalties relating to passenger and cargo operations   82

Subdivision A—Loading                                                                                         82

114........ Proper precautions in loading a vessel.............................................. 82

Subdivision B—Dangerous goods                                                                         83

115........ Carrying improperly labelled dangerous goods on a vessel.............. 83

116........ Requirement to give a description to master or owner of dangerous goods on a vessel           84

117........ Carrying etc. dangerous goods under a false description.................. 85

118........ Falsely describing the sender of dangerous goods............................ 85

119........ Notice of intention to ship................................................................. 86

120........ Powers of owner or master as to dangerous goods........................... 86

Subdivision C—Other offences                                                                              87

121........ Obstructing vessel or machinery....................................................... 87

122........ Certain persons may be refused entry to or asked to leave a vessel... 87

123........ Power of master etc. to detain........................................................... 88

Part 5—Musters and drills                                                                                              89

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               89

124........ Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 89

Division 2—Regulations relating to musters, drills and tests                90

125........ Regulations relating to musters, drills and tests................................. 90

Division 3—Offences and civil penalties relating to musters, drills and tests     91

126........ Musters and drills etc. on vessels...................................................... 91

127........ Machinery and equipment checks and tests on vessels..................... 91

Chapter 4—Prevention of pollution                                                         93

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                            93

128........ Simplified outline of this Chapter...................................................... 93

Part 2—Pollution certificates                                                                                         94

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               94

129........ Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 94

Division 2—Regulations relating to pollution certificates                       95

130........ Regulations relating to pollution certificates...................................... 95

Division 3—Issue of pollution certificates                                                        96

131........ Persons may apply for a pollution certificate..................................... 96

132........ Issue of pollution certificate.............................................................. 96

133........ Issuing body may vary pollution certificate....................................... 96

134........ Revocation of pollution certificates................................................... 96

Division 4—Offences and civil penalties relating to vessels operating without pollution certificates    97

135........ Taking vessels to sea without pollution certificates—owner............. 97

136........ Taking vessels to sea without pollution certificates—master............. 97

137........ Obligation to notify alterations of vessels that relate to pollution certificates            98

Part 3—Pollution or damage to the marine environment                            99

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                               99

138........ Vessels to which this Part applies..................................................... 99

139........ Geographical application................................................................... 99

Division 2—Vessels polluting or damaging the Australian marine environment             100

140........ Operating a vessel so as to pollute or damage the Australian marine environment   100

141........ Failure to ensure vessel is operated so as not to cause pollution or damage to the Australian marine environment  100

Division 3—Australian vessels polluting or damaging the marine environment outside Australia        102

142........ Operating a vessel so as to pollute or damage the marine environment outside Australia         102

143........ Failure to ensure vessel is operated so as not to cause pollution or damage to the marine environment outside Australia........................................................................................................ 103

Division 4—Aggravated contraventions of civil penalty provisions and matters to which eligible court may have regard in determining standard of care etc. 104

144........ Aggravated contraventions of civil penalty provisions.................... 104

145........ Matters to which eligible court may have regard in determining standard of care and risk       105

Part 4—Directions powers relating to foreign vessels                                   106

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                             106

146........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 106

Division 2—Directions may be given to vessels                                          107

147........ Directions in relation to vessels....................................................... 107

148........ Persons must comply with direction............................................... 107

149........ Geographical application................................................................. 108

Chapter 5—Tonnage                                                                                               109

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                          109

150........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 109

151........ Vessels to which this Chapter applies............................................. 109

152........ Certain vessels taken to be registered.............................................. 109

Part 2—Tonnage regulations and certificates                                                   110

153........ Tonnage regulations........................................................................ 110

154........ Applications for tonnage certificates............................................... 110

155........ Issuing body to issue tonnage certificates....................................... 110

156........ Issuing body may vary tonnage certificates..................................... 111

157........ Revocation of tonnage certificates................................................... 111

Part 3—Additional provisions relating to non-Tonnage Convention vessels          112

158........ Register tonnage of non-Tonnage Convention vessels that are registered                112

159........ Tonnage of non-Tonnage Convention vessels to be measured in certain cases        112

160........ Assignment of other tonnages to non-Tonnage Convention vessels 112

Chapter 6—Safety of navigation                                                               114

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                          114

161........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 114

Part 2—Pilotage                                                                                                                   116

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                             116

162........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 116

Division 2—Regulations relating to pilotage etc.                                       117

163........ Regulations relating to compulsory pilotage.................................... 117

164........ Regulations relating to licensing of pilots and pilotage providers.... 117

165........ Regulations relating to operations of licensed pilots and licensed pilotage providers               118

Division 3—Requirement to navigate with a licensed pilot                   119

166........ Navigating without a licensed pilot................................................. 119

167........ Offences against section 166 by masters of foreign vessels............ 120

168........ Representations about being a licensed pilot or pilotage provider... 120

169........ Unlicensed person performing duties of licensed pilot or pilotage provider             121

170........ Licensed pilots to issue certificates.................................................. 121

171........ Engaging an unqualified person to perform duties of licensed pilot 121

Division 4—Exemption from requirement to navigate with a licensed pilot       123

172........ Application for exemption............................................................... 123

173........ Failure to comply with conditions of exemption............................. 123

Division 5—Relationship with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                 125

174........ Part is in addition to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 125

Part 3—Prevention of collisions                                                                                 126

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                             126

175........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 126

Division 2—Collisions, lights and signals                                                        127

176........ Power to make regulations relating to collisions, lights and signals 127

Division 3—Operating a vessel in contravention of regulations        128

177........ Operating a vessel in contravention of the regulations—owner...... 128

178........ Operating a vessel in contravention of the regulations—master...... 128

Division 4—No presumption of fault                                                                 130

179........ No presumption of fault.................................................................. 130

Part 4—Obligation to render assistance and report incidents                 131

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                             131

180........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 131

Division 2—Obligation to render assistance                                                 132

181........ Obligation to render assistance........................................................ 132

182........ Obligation to render assistance if requisitioned............................... 132

183........ Offences against sections 181 and 182 by masters of foreign vessels 133

184........ Obligation to record requests for assistance.................................... 134

185........ Reporting of marine incidents to AMSA—owner.......................... 134

186........ Reporting of marine incidents to AMSA—master.......................... 135

187........ Report of dangers to navigation...................................................... 136

Part 5—Aids to navigation                                                                                            138

Division 1—Regulations                                                                                           138

188........ Regulations relating to aids to navigation........................................ 138

Division 2—AMSA’s powers in relation to aids to navigation            139

189........ Acquisition of aids to navigation by compulsory process............... 139

190........ Power to establish, maintain and inspect aids to navigation............ 139

191........ Other powers in relation to aids to navigation................................. 140

192........ Returns of aids to navigation........................................................... 141

Division 3—Offences and civil penalties relating to aids to navigation 142

Subdivision A—Failure to comply with notice                                                142

193........ Failure to comply with a notice about aids to navigation................. 142

Subdivision B—Destruction etc. of aids to navigation                                   142

194........ Intentionally destroying, fouling or damaging aids to navigation.... 142

195........ Recklessly destroying, fouling or damaging aids to navigation....... 143

196........ Negligently destroying, fouling or damaging aids to navigation..... 144

197........ Intentionally obstructing the view of aids to navigation.................. 145

198........ Recklessly obstructing the view of aids to navigation..................... 146

199........ Negligently obstructing the view of aids to navigation.................... 147

200........ Intentionally interfering with aids to navigation.............................. 148

201........ Recklessly interfering with aids to navigation................................. 149

202........ Negligently interfering with aids to navigation................................ 150

203........ Intentional removal or alteration of aids to navigation..................... 151

204........ Reckless removal or alteration of aids to navigation........................ 151

205........ Riding by or making fast to aids to navigation................................ 152

Subdivision C—Other offences relating to aids to navigation                    152

206........ Trespassing on aids to navigation................................................... 152

207........ Trespassing on vessels or property used by AMSA....................... 153

208........ Notice of damage to aid to navigation............................................. 153

Subdivision D—Geographical application                                                       154

209........ Geographical application................................................................. 154

Division 4—Additional matters relating to aids to navigation            155

210........ Liability for damage, etc.................................................................. 155

211........ Transfer of aids to navigation to be valid........................................ 155

Part 6—Safe navigation                                                                                                  156

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                          156

212........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 156

Division 2—Vessel traffic services                                                                     157

213........ Regulations relating to vessel traffic services.................................. 157

214........ Liability of master or owner under vessel traffic service arrangements 157

215........ Reports must be provided to a vessel traffic service authority......... 157

216........ False or misleading information provided to a vessel traffic service authority          158

217........ Geographical application................................................................. 159

Division 3—Mandatory routeing                                                                        160

218........ Mandatory ship routeing systems................................................... 160

219........ Geographical application................................................................. 160

220........ Navigation not in accordance with mandatory ship routeing system to be entered in log         161

Division 4—Reporting of movement of vessels                                           162

221........ Regulations relating to reporting requirements................................ 162

222........ Geographical application................................................................. 163

Division 5—The Australian Hydrographic Service and offences and civil penalties relating to taking a vessel to sea without charts, etc.                                               164

223........ Functions of the Australian Hydrographic Service......................... 164

224........ Taking a vessel to sea without nautical charts and publications—owner  164

225........ Taking a vessel to sea without nautical charts and publications—master  165

Chapter 7—Wrecks and salvage                                                                167

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                          167

226........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 167

Part 2—Wrecks                                                                                                                    168

Division 1—Wrecks to which this Part applies                                            168

227........ Wrecks to which this Part applies................................................... 168

Division 2—Rights and powers in relation to wrecks                              169

228........ Right of Commonwealth to unclaimed wreck................................. 169

229........ Dealing with wrecks....................................................................... 169

230........ Person must comply with notice..................................................... 170

231........ Powers to pass over land and require assistance etc........................ 171

232........ Notification about wrecks............................................................... 171

233........ Finding or taking possession of wreck........................................... 172

234........ AMSA must give notice of wreck.................................................. 173

235........ Defacing or obliterating marks on a wreck...................................... 173

236........ Removing a wreck without consent................................................ 174

237........ Powers of Customs......................................................................... 174

238........ Limits on powers to deal with wrecks............................................. 174

239........ Certain provisions not applicable to historic wrecks....................... 175

Part 3—Salvage                                                                                                                    176

Division 1—Vessels to which this Part applies                                             176

240........ Vessels to which this Part applies................................................... 176

Division 2—Regulations relating to salvage                                                 177

241........ Regulations relating to salvage........................................................ 177

242........ Salvage claims against the Crown, etc............................................. 178

243........ Salvage claims by the Crown, etc.................................................... 178

Chapter 8—Enforcement                                                                                   179

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                          179

244........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 179

245........ Vessels to which Chapter applies.................................................... 179

Part 2—Directions powers                                                                                             180

246........ Directions in relation to vessels....................................................... 180

247........ Persons must comply with directions.............................................. 180

Part 3—Detention powers                                                                                              182

248........ Power for AMSA to detain............................................................. 182

249........ Operating a detained vessel............................................................. 183

250........ Releasing a vessel from detention................................................... 184

251........ Costs of detention........................................................................... 184

252........ Power for Customs to detain or refuse clearance............................ 184

253........ Refusal of clearance........................................................................ 186

Part 4—Inspectors                                                                                                              187

Division 1—Appointment of inspectors etc.                                                  187

254........ Appointment of inspectors.............................................................. 187

255........ Identity cards................................................................................... 187

Division 2—Search and seizure powers of inspectors                              189

256........ Inspector may enter premises by consent or under a warrant.......... 189

257........ Inspector may board a vessel without consent or warrant............... 189

258........ Requirement to facilitate boarding of vessels.................................. 190

259........ Monitoring powers of inspectors.................................................... 190

260........ Enforcement powers of inspectors.................................................. 193

261........ Persons assisting inspectors............................................................ 195

262........ Use of force in executing a warrant................................................. 196

Division 3—Other powers of inspectors                                                          197

263........ Power to require persons to answer questions and produce documents 197

264........ Inspector may give directions.......................................................... 197

265........ Inspector may give improvement notices........................................ 199

266........ Person must comply with improvement notice................................ 200

267........ Inspector may give prohibition notices............................................ 200

268........ Person must comply with prohibition notice................................... 201

269........ Display and distribution of copies of notices.................................. 202

270........ Notices not to be tampered with or removed................................... 202

Division 4—Obligations and incidental powers of inspectors              203

271........ Consent........................................................................................... 203

272........ Announcement before entry under warrant..................................... 203

273........ Inspector to be in possession of warrant......................................... 204

274........ Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................. 204

275........ Completing execution of warrant after temporary cessation............ 204

276........ Completing execution of warrant stopped by court order................ 205

277........ Expert assistance to operate electronic equipment........................... 206

278........ Compensation for damage to electronic equipment......................... 207

Division 5—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities                                    208

279........ Occupier entitled to observe execution of warrant........................... 208

280........ Occupier to provide inspector with facilities and assistance............ 208

Division 6—General provisions relating to seizure                                   209

281........ Copies of seized things to be provided............................................ 209

282........ Receipts for seized things................................................................ 209

283........ Return of seized things.................................................................... 209

284........ Magistrate may permit a thing to be retained................................... 210

285........ Disposal of things........................................................................... 211

Division 7—Warrants                                                                                               212

286........ Monitoring warrants....................................................................... 212

287........ Enforcement warrants..................................................................... 212

288........ Enforcement warrants by telephone, fax etc.................................... 213

289........ Offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc........................... 215

Division 8—Powers of magistrates                                                                    217

290........ Powers of magistrates..................................................................... 217

Part 5—Civil penalty supporting provisions                                                      218

Division 1—Obtaining a civil penalty order                                                  218

291........ Civil penalty orders......................................................................... 218

292........ Civil enforcement of penalty........................................................... 219

293........ Conduct contravening more than one civil penalty provision.......... 219

294........ Multiple contraventions................................................................... 219

295........ Proceedings may be heard together................................................. 220

296........ Civil evidence and procedure rules for civil penalty orders............. 220

Division 2—Civil proceedings and criminal proceedings                       221

297........ Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings................................... 221

298........ Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings............................... 221

299........ Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings................................... 221

300........ Evidence given in civil proceedings not admissible in criminal proceedings            221

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                      223

301........ Ancillary contravention of civil penalty provisions......................... 223

302........ Mistake of fact................................................................................ 223

303........ State of mind................................................................................... 224

304........ Civil penalty provisions contravened by employees, agents or officers 224

Part 6—Infringement notices and voluntary enforceable undertakings   225

305........ Regulations—infringement notices................................................. 225

306........ Acceptance of undertakings............................................................ 225

307........ Enforcement of undertakings.......................................................... 226

Chapter 9—Other matters                                                                                 227

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                          227

308........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 227

Part 2—The official logbook for a vessel                                                              228

309........ Keeping official logbook................................................................. 228

310........ Offences relating to content of official logbook.............................. 228

311........ Retention of official logbook after removal from vessel.................. 229

312........ Births, deaths etc............................................................................. 229

Part 3—Administrative review                                                                                   231

313........ Review of decisions........................................................................ 231

Part 4—General provisions relating to certificates                                         233

314........ Regulations may provide for particular matters relating to certificates 233

315........ AMSA may require delivery of revoked certificates....................... 234

316........ Issue, variation and revocation of certificates by issuing bodies other than AMSA 234

317........ Certificates to be made available...................................................... 234

318........ AMSA may request a foreign country to issue certificates............. 235

319........ Foreign countries may request AMSA to issue certificates............. 235

320........ AMSA may recognise certificates................................................... 236

Part 5—Miscellaneous matters                                                                                    237

Division 1—Offences and civil penalties relating to obstruction etc. 237

321........ Obstructing or hindering AMSA.................................................... 237

322........ Damaging AMSA vessels or equipment......................................... 237

Division 2—Provisions relating to various legal matters                      238

323........ Presumption of jurisdiction............................................................. 238

324........ Immunity from suit......................................................................... 238

325........ Abolition of defence of common employment................................ 238

326........ Civil liability in relation to a vessel under pilotage.......................... 238

327........ Service of summons........................................................................ 239

328........ Service of certain documents if no master....................................... 239

329........ Proceedings against the Crown....................................................... 239

330........ Compensation for acquisition of property or causing damage etc... 240

331........ Offences against certain provisions of Act and regulations............. 240

332........ Physical elements of offences......................................................... 241

Division 3—Alternative constitutional bases                                                242

333........ Alternative constitutional bases....................................................... 242

Division 4—Exemption                                                                                             244

334........ Power of exemption........................................................................ 244

335........ Person must not contravene condition of exemption....................... 244

Division 5—Other matters                                                                                     245

336........ Publication of information about vessels......................................... 245

337........ Penalty for receiving fees for supply of seafarers........................... 245

338........ AMSA may approve form.............................................................. 246

Part 6—Regulations and other legislative instruments                                247

339........ General regulation-making power................................................... 247

340........ Regulation-making power to implement Conventions..................... 249

341........ General provisions relating to regulations....................................... 249

342........ Marine Orders................................................................................. 250

343........ Regulations and orders under the Navigation Act 1912 ................... 251