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The Lerwick Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2003

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Shipowners

6.—(1) The Authority shall cause a list of shipowners to be made up.

(2) A shipowner is a person:–

(a)whose name appears in the register of British ships on the last Friday of February in any year of election of shipowner Members to the Authority as the owner or part owner to the extent of at least 10 tonnes gross in any vessel or vessels whose port of choice is shown as Lerwick in said register or

(b)who satisfies the Authority that he is the owner or part owner to the extent of at least 10 tonnes gross in a vessel which has in the year preceding the last Friday of February in any year of election of shipowner Members to the Authority made not less than 20 entries into the Harbour in respect of which harbour dues have been paid to the Authority.

(3) Where a shipowner is an incorporated company, such company may by the last Friday of February 2003 and on each anniversary thereafter as shall occur in a year in which there is an election to the Authority of shipowner Members, intimate in writing to the Authority the name of one of their members or employees whom they desire to be an elector and such member or employee so named shall qualify to be an elector and, subject to the provisions of articles 4 and 5, Member. In the event of such incorporated company being registered as the shipowner of any vessel or vessels to the extent of 20 tonnes gross or more then the company may intimate the names of two of their members or employees to qualify as electors and, subject to the provisions of articles 4 and 5, Members.

(4) Subject to the provisions of articles 4 and 5 hereof a shipowner, other than an incorporated company, is qualified to be an elector and Member.

(5) The Authority, its officials and employees shall not qualify as shipowners.

(6) The following persons shall not qualify as shipowners:–

(a)The Council;

(b)Any company or body wholly owned or controlled by the Council.

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