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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 671

Offences in relation to entering or being present in greenhouse gas safety zones

    (1)     The owner or master—

        (a)     of a vessel that enters or is present in a greenhouse gas safety zone in contravention of a notice under section 670(1) that prohibits that vessel from entering or being present in that zone; and

        (b)     who intended that the vessel enter or be present in that zone—

is guilty of an offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 15 years.

    (2)         The owner or master of a vessel who is reckless as to whether the vessel enters or is present in a greenhouse gas safety zone in contravention of a notice under section 670(1) that prohibits that vessel from entering or being present in that zone is guilty of an offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.

    (3)         The owner or master of a vessel who is negligent as to whether the vessel enters or is present in a greenhouse gas safety zone in contravention of a notice under section 670(1) that prohibits that vessel from entering or being present in that zone is guilty of an offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.

Division 4 —Unauthorised vessel not to enter area to be avoided

S. 672 (Heading) amended by No. 74/2012 s. 14(1).



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