Section 522 Crimes Act | Possess Shipwrecked Goods


Section 522 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Possess Shipwrecked Goods and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 522 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Possess Shipwrecked Goods’ and reads as follows:

522 Possession of shipwrecked goods

Whosoever in whose possession any article belonging to a vessel in distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, has been found, on being summoned before the Local Court, fails to satisfy them that he or she came lawfully by the same, shall be liable to imprisonment for six months, or to pay a fine of 5 penalty units, or both:

And such article shall, by the order of the Local Court, be delivered to or for the use of the owner.