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

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Going Aground, etc., of Vessels

17.—(1) The owner or master of any vessel which has—

(a)run aground on any part of the river; or

(b)sunk in any part of the river,

shall, as soon as possible after the running aground or sinking, inform the Department thereof, and shall take all such steps as may be necessary to refloat the vessel or remove it from the river.

(2) The owner or master of any vessel which has been sunk in any part of the river shall mark the place with a marker or buoy where the vessel sank and shall maintain the marker or buoy in that place until such vessel has been raised.

(3) Where a vessel has run aground or has sunk in any part of the river, the owner or master shall remove it 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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