13. Oil record book

    (1) This section applies to

    (a) a trading ship proceeding on an intra-state voyage;

    (b) an Australian fishing vessel proceeding on a voyage other than an overseas voyage; or

    (c) a pleasure vessel,

    that

    (aa) is an oil tanker; or

    (bb) has a gross tonnage of 400 or more and is not an oil tanker.

    (2) Every ship to which this section applies shall carry such oil record books as are required by the regulations to be carried on the ship.

    (3) An oil record book shall be in accordance with the appropriate prescribed form with provision made for a signature, in accordance with subsection (6), in relation to each entry made in it and for a signature, in accordance with subsection (7), in relation to each page of it.

    (4) If a ship to which this section applies does not carry an oil record book as required by this section, the master and the owner of the ship are each guilty of an offence punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not exceeding

    (a) if the offender is a natural person $5 000; or

    (b) if the offender is a body corporate $25 000.

    (5) Whenever a prescribed operation or prescribed occurrence is carried out or occurs in, or in relation to, a ship to which this section applies, the master of the ship shall make, without delay, appropriate entries in, or cause appropriate entries to be made, without delay, in, the ship's oil record book, being entries in accordance with subsection (6).

    Penalty: $5 000.

    (6) An entry in a ship's oil record book

    (a) shall be made in the English language; and

    (b) shall be signed by the master of the ship and, in the case of an entry made in relation to a prescribed operation, by the officer or other person in charge of the operation.

    (7) Where a page of a ship's oil record book is completed, the master of the ship shall, without delay, sign the page.

    Penalty: $5 000.



Note: This is not an authorised version. The only authorised version is the hardcopy (printed) version published under authority of the Government Printer, available from the State Law Publisher, 10 William St Perth W.A. 6000.