(1) Where a member of the crew of a vessel, other than a vessel of the regular armed forces of a government recognized by the Commonwealth, that has entered Australia from overseas was on board the vessel at the time of its arrival at a port and is absent from the vessel at the time of its departure from the port, the master of the vessel shall, at that departure, deliver to an officer a written report:
(a) specifying the name of the member; and
(i) that the member was a member of the crew of the vessel on board the vessel at the time of its arrival at that port; and
(ii) that the member is absent from the vessel at the time of its departure from that port; and
(c) stating whether the member left the vessel at that port with leave or without leave.
Penalty: 40 penalty units.
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .