What is the maximum UK penalty for breach of garbage discharge requirements of The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage) Regulations 2008, as amended?

A fine on summary conviction (i. e. in the lower courts) not exceeding the statutory maximum, i. e. Β£5, 000, or on conviction on indictment (in the higher courts) an unlimited fine. The owner, manager, demise charterer or the master may be liable. (Note: Under the 1998 Regulations the maximum fine on summary conviction was Β£25, 000.)

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