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The Dangerous Vessels (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“the Department” means the Department of the Environment;

“harbour” and “harbour authority” have the respective meanings given to them by section 38(1) of the Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970(2);

“harbour master” includes any dock master or pier master who is not a subordinate of a harbour master and any deputy or assistant of a harbour master or of such a dock master or pier master;

“vessel” includes—


a ship or boat, or any other description of craft used in navigation;


a rig, raft or floating platform, or any other moveable thing constructed or adapted for floating on, or partial or total submersion in, water; and


a seaplane, a hovercraft within the meaning of the Hovercraft Act 1968(3) or any other amphibious vehicle.

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