Canadian Navigable Waters Act
Marginal note:Order to remove vessel left anchored
19 (1) If a vessel has been left anchored, moored or adrift in any navigable water — other than in any minor water — that is listed in the schedule so that, in the Minister’s opinion, it obstructs or is likely to obstruct navigation, the Minister may order the registered owner or other owner, managing owner, master, person in charge of the vessel or subsequent purchaser to secure it or remove it to a place that the Minister considers appropriate.
Marginal note:Failure to comply with order
(2) If a person to whom an order is given under subsection (1) fails to comply without delay with the order, the Minister may cause the vessel to be secured or removed to the place that the Minister considers appropriate, and the costs of securing or removing the vessel are recoverable from the person as a debt due to Her Majesty.
Marginal note:Not a statutory instrument
(3) For greater certainty, an order given under this section is not a statutory instrument within the meaning of the Statutory Instruments Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 19
- 2009, c. 2, s. 335
- 2012, c. 31, s. 319
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