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Larne Harbour Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Special directions

13.—(1) The harbour master may give a special direction in respect of a vessel anywhere in the port for any of the following purposes—

(a)regulating or requiring the movement, berthing, mooring or unmooring of the vessel;

(b)regulating the loading, discharging, storing and safeguarding of its cargo, fuel, water or stores and the dispatch of its business at the port;

(c)specifying the precautions to be taken in respect of apparatus, machinery and equipment;

(d)prohibiting or restricting the use of fires or lights;

(e)as to the use of ballast;

(f)requiring the removal of the vessel from any part of the port if—

(i)it is on fire;

(ii)it is such condition as to be liable to become immobilised or waterlogged, or to sink;

(iii)it is making an unlawful use of the port;

(iv)it is interfering with the use of the port by vessels or otherwise or the dispatch of business therein; or

(v)its removal is necessary to enable maintenance or repair work to be carried out to the port or to premises adjacent thereto;

and requiring its removal outside the port if such removal is considered by the harbour master to be necessary in order to avoid danger to life (including wildlife) or to property.

(2) A special direction under this Article may also be given, so far as required for safety of navigation, for requiring or regulating the use of tugs in relation to a vessel.

(3) A special direction may be given in any manner considered by the harbour master to be appropriate.

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