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Larne Harbour Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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2.  In this Order—

“the Company” means Larne Harbour Limited;

“Department” means the Department of the Environment;

“harbour master” means the harbour master appointed by the Company and any person authorised by the Company to act in that capacity;

“level of high water” means the level of mean high-water springs;

“master” means any person other than a pilot for the time being having or taking the command, charge, possession or management of a vessel whether lawfully or wrongfully;

“oil” means oil of any description and includes spirit produced from oil of any description and also includes coal tar and a mixture containing oil;

“owner” when used with reference to any vessel means the owner of a vessel and any person having any interest in a vessel (whether as joint owner, lessee, charterer, mortgagee or otherwise);

“port” means the port of Larne, the limits of which are set out or referred to in Article 5 (area of jurisdiction);

“vessel” means every description of vessel, however propelled or moved, and includes—


anything constructed or used to carry persons or goods by water;


any rig, platform or other man-made structure on or in the water; and


a seaplane on or in the water, a hovercraft and a hydrofoil vessel.

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