Customs Act 1901

PART XII - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision B - General regulatory powers  

SECTION 194   SHIPS ON SERVICE MAY BE MOORED IN ANY PLACE  

194(1)  


The officer in charge of a ship employed in the service of the Australian Border Force (within the meaning of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 ) may:


(a) moor, or haul up and moor, the ship to:


(i) any part of the coast or the shores, banks or beaches of any port, bay, harbour, lake or river; or

(ii) any man-made structure at or in any of the places mentioned in subparagraph (i); or

(iii) any man-made structure anywhere in the territorial sea of Australia, the contiguous zone of Australia, or the exclusive economic zone of Australia; and


(b) remain at the mooring as long as the officer considers necessary.

194(2)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person is an owner, occupier or operator of any of the places mentioned in paragraph (1)(a); and


(b) the person does not provide the officer with all reasonable facilities and assistance that the person is reasonably capable of providing; and


(c) the person does not do so in circumstances where the officer is exercising, or attempting to exercise, his or her powers under this section.

Penalty: 30 penalty units.




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