Grounds for cancellation of registration and return of certificate
(1) The Director must cancel the registration of a registered vessel if the Director°X
(a) is satisfied that°X
(i) the vessel is dispatched permanently from Hong Kong;
(ii) the vessel is lost or destroyed;
(iii) the operating licence of the vessel is cancelled;
(iv) the vessel ceases to be a vessel designed and equipped to be used primarily for fishing; or
(b) receives a written notice to cancel the registration from the certificate holder.
(2) The Director may cancel the registration of a registered vessel if the Director is satisfied that the registration was made as a result of a false representation of any fact made by the applicant or an unlawful act of the applicant.
(3) The certificate holder in relation to a registered vessel must notify the Director by notice in writing within 14 days after the occurrence of any event set out in subsection (1)(a)(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) and at the same time deliver to the Director the certificate of registration issued in respect of the vessel.
(4) A person who without reasonable excuse contravenes subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.