15. Oil record book to be retained

    (1) The owner of a ship to which section 13 applies shall cause each of the ship's oil record books to be retained

    (a) in the ship; or

    (b) at the registered office in the State of the owner,

    until the expiration of the period of 3 years after the day on which the last entry was made in the book and to be readily available for inspection at all reasonable times.

    (2) Where an oil record book of a ship is not retained in accordance with subsection (1), the owner of the ship is guilty of an offence punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not exceeding

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

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

    (3) The owner of a ship to which section 13 applies who resides in the State, or has an office or agent in the State, may from time to time furnish to a prescribed officer notice, in writing, of an address, being the address of

    (a) the place in the State at which he so resides;

    (b) his office in the State, or, if he has more than one office in the State, his principal office in the State; or

    (c) the office or place of residence in the State of his agent or, if his agent has more than one office in the State, the principal office in the State of his agent,

    and the place or office of which an address is furnished for the time being under this subsection is the registered office in the State of the owner of the ship for the purposes of subsection (1).

    (4) Where the owner of a ship to which section 13 applies does not reside in the State and does not have an office or agent in the State, the owner may deposit an oil record book of the ship with a prescribed officer and, while the book is so deposited, the book shall, for the purposes of subsection (1), be deemed to be retained at the registered office in the State of the owner.



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