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The River Lagan Tidal Navigation and General Bye-laws (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Mooring of Vessels and Fixing of Ropes or Lines

15.—(1) No master shall moor a vessel—

(a)at any inlet, mooring, landing place or bridge in such a way as to cause damage to or cause obstruction to safe use of the said inlet, mooring, landing place or bridge;

(b)alongside another vessel except where there remains sufficient space for two vessels to pass and repass at the same time;

(c)to cause danger or obstruct the passage of any other vessel in any part of the river; or

(d)at the same place on the river, or within five hundred metres of the same place for more than forty-eight hours without the permission of the Department.

(2) No person shall affix any mooring rope or line to any river bank, quay wall, bridge or other property of the Department not provided for the purpose of mooring.

(3) Where a mooring rope or line is affixed to any river bank, quay wall, bridge or other property of the Department in contravention of this Bye-law, the owner or person in charge of the object shall remove the said rope or line in accordance with any directions given by an authorised officer and within a period of forty-eight hours of such directions being given.

(4) Where a vessel is moored on any part of the river in contravention of this Bye-law, the owner or master shall remove the said vessel in accordance with any directions given by an authorised officer and within a period of forty-eight hours of such directions being given.

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