Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Master of a ship failed to place alcohol, tobacco and other goods for sale on board the ship under lock or seal and keep them there while the ship was in port.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $300 Footnote *
2nd $450
3rd and subsequent $900
Footnote *

A 30-day delay in the escalation of penalty levels from the first to the second will apply to this contravention. Should a second penalty with the same contravention be issued against the same client, the system will not escalate the penalty level to level two unless 30 days have transpired from when the first Notice of Penalty Assessment (NPA) was issued or the infraction occurred. The non-escalation rule applies from the first level to the second level only; it does not apply from the second to the third level.

Return to footnote * referrer

Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months


Non-compliance occurs when the alcohol, tobacco and other goods for sale on board are not kept under lock or seal while in port unless otherwise authorized by an officer.

Non-compliance is discovered as a result of ship examination upon its arrival in port.

Applied against master of ship or marine agent.



Ships' Stores Regulations, section 4

D Memo

D4-2-1, Ships' Stores

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