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14.—(1) Before exercising the power conferred on them by article 13 (temporary closure of area of works) of this Order temporarily to close the area of works to vessels the Commissioners shall–
(a)publish a notice of their intention to do so in Lloyd’s List and once in each of two successive weeks in a local newspaper published or circulating in Fraserburgh, with an interval between the dates of publication of not less than six clear days;
(b)display notice thereof in a conspicuous position in the harbour; and
(c)give notice thereof in writing to the Scottish Ministers.
(2) Each of the notices shall:–
(a)state that the Commissioners intend temporarily to close the area of works to vessels; and
(b)specify a date, which shall be a date not earlier than one month after the date of the latest of the three publications, by which all vessels must be removed from the area of works.
(3) If the master of any vessel within the area of works does not remove the same before the date specified in accordance with paragraph 2(b) above, the harbourmaster may cause that vessel to be removed from the area of works and moored or laid in any other place where it may without injury be moored or laid.
(4) The Commissioners may recover as a debt from the owner of any vessel removed as aforesaid all expenses incurred by them in respect of its removal.
(5) The powers conferred on the Commissioners and the harbourmaster by this article shall be in addition to and without prejudice to the powers as to the removal of vessels conferred upon them by sections 64 and 65 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847(1).
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