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|20. Report of aircraft and vessels.|
|Goods in transit shed, etc., deemed in aircraft or vessel.|
|Report of aircraft and vessels. 5 of 1998, s.3, s.5, 4 of 2004||20. (1) The master or agent of an aircraft or vessel, whether laden or in ballast, shall, except where otherwise provided in regulations, within twenty-four hours after arrival from a foreign port or place at a port or other place especially allowed by the proper officer, make report of the aircraft or vessel, and of its cargo and stores, and of any package for which there is no bill of lading, to the proper officer on the prescribed form and in the prescribed manner.
(2) The report shall show separately goods which are in transit, goods for transhipment, goods which are to remain on board for other ports in Kenya and goods for re-exportation on the same aircraft or vessel.
(3) In the case of a vessel of less than two hundred and fifty tons register, the report shall, except where otherwise allowed by the proper officer, be made before bulk is broken.
(4) The proper officer may permit the master or agent of an aircraft or vessel to amend the ownership of goods specified in the report where a charge in such ownership is intended, or to amend the ownership of goods specified in the report where a charge in such ownership is intended, or to amend an obvious error in the report or to supply an omission, which in the opinion of the proper officer results from accident or inadvertence, by furnishing an amended the destination, ownership or status is intended, or to amend or supplementary report in the prescribed manner.
(5) A master or agent of any aircraft or vessel who -
(a) fails to make report in accordance with this section; or
(b) makes a report of which any of the particulars contained therein is false; or
(c) except with the knowledge and consent of the proper officer, causes or permits bulk to be broken contrary to this section; or
(d) except with the knowledge and consent of the proper officer, at any time after arrival causes or permits any goods to be staved, destroyed, or thrown over-board, or any packages to be opened,
shall, unless the contravention is explained to the satisfaction of the proper officer, be guilty of an offence and any goods in respect of which an offence contrary to this subsection has been committed shall be liable to forfeiture.