9. Prohibition of discharge of oil or oily mixtures during transfer operations
(1) In this section, }transfer operation~ means any operation that is involved in the preparation for, or in the commencement, carrying on or termination of, a transfer of oil or of an oily mixture to or from a ship or a place on land.
(2) Where a discharge of oil or of an oily mixture into any State waters occurs by reason of a wrongful or negligent act or omission in a transfer operation, if that act or omission ¾
(a) occurred in a ship, the owner and the master of the ship each commits an offence;
(b) occurred in a place on land, the occupier of that place commits an offence; or
(c) related to any apparatus used for transferring oil or an oily mixture to or from a ship, the person in charge of the apparatus commits an offence.
Penalty: If the offender is a natural person, $50 000 and if the offender is a body corporate, $250 000.
(3) Nothing in this section affects the operation of section 8.