MERCHANT SHIPPING (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ORDINANCE
16 of 1999
Offences in relation to section 6
(1) A person to whom a direction is given under section 6(2) who fails to comply with any requirement of the direction, commits an offence.
(2) A person who wilfully obstructs any person who is-
(a) acting on behalf of the Director in connection with the giving or service of a direction under section 6(2); (Amended 16 of 1999 s. 6)
(b) acting in compliance with such a direction; or
(c) acting under subsection (4) or (5) of that section,
commits an offence.
(3) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (1), it shall be a defence for the accused to prove that-
(a) he used all due diligence to secure compliance with the direction; or
(b) he had reasonable cause for believing that such compliance would have involved a serious risk to human life.
(4) A person who commits an offence under this section is liable-
(a) on conviction upon indictment, to a fine of $5000000;
(b) on summary conviction, to a fine of $500000.