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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 15 from 2002-12-31 to 2009-03-11:

Marginal note:Notice and indication of obstacle or obstruction

  •  (1) Where the navigation of any navigable water over which Parliament has jurisdiction is obstructed, impeded or rendered more difficult or dangerous by reason of the wreck, sinking, partial sinking, lying ashore or grounding of any vessel or part thereof or other thing, the owner, master or person in charge of the vessel or other thing by which any such obstruction or obstacle is caused shall

    • (a) forthwith give notice of the existence thereof to the Minister or to the chief officer of customs and excise at the nearest or most convenient port; and

    • (b) place and, as long as the obstruction or obstacle continues, maintain, by day, a sufficient signal and, by night, a sufficient light to indicate the position thereof.

  • Marginal note:Failure to signal and light rectifiable by Minister

    (2) The Minister may cause the signal and light referred to in subsection (1) to be placed and maintained if the owner, master or person in charge of the vessel or other thing by which the obstruction or obstacle is caused fails or neglects to do so.

  • Marginal note:Removal of obstruction or obstacle

    (3) The owner of the vessel or thing referred to in subsection (1) shall forthwith begin the removal thereof and shall prosecute the removal diligently to completion, but nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to limit the powers of the Minister under this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 15
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 213

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