Section 62 Customs Act 1901 | Ships to Quickly Come to Place of Unlading

The Legislation

Section 62 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Ships to Quickly Come to Place of Unlading and is extracted below.

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62 Ships to come quickly to place of unlading

(1) When a ship has been brought to at a boarding station and boarded by an officer, the master of the ship shall, subject to any direction given under section 275A, bring the ship to the proper place of mooring or to the proper wharf appointed under subsection 15(2), without touching at any other place, as quickly as it is practicable for him or her lawfully to do so.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

(2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.