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(1) A person who contravenes any byelaw made under section 155 is guilty of an offence under this section.
(2) Where any vessel is used in contravention of any byelaw made under section 155, the master, the owner and the charterer (if any) are each guilty of an offence under this section.
(3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50,000.
(4) Proceedings for an offence under this section may be taken, and the offence may for all incidental purposes be treated as having been committed, in any part of England and Wales.
(5) In this section “contravention” includes failure to comply; and “contravene” is to be read accordingly.
Royal Assent (in so far as it confers power to make regulations or an order under or by virtue of this Act): 12 November 2009: see s 324(1)(c).
To be appointed
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 324(3), (5).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 323(1).
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