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The Whiteness Marina Harbour Revision Order 2008

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Moorings

19.—(1) The Company may within the marina provide, place, lay down, maintain, use and have moorings for vessels–

(a)on land owned or leased by the Company or in which they hold an appropriate interest; or

(b)with the consent in writing of the owner and lessee thereof, on any other land in the marina.

(2) The Company may demand, receive and recover in respect of any vessel using any of the moorings provided under this article or moored to land owned or leased by the Company such charges as the Company may from time to time prescribe.

(3) The Company may compound with any person with respect to the payment of the charges prescribed under paragraph (2).

(4) The Company may give notice in writing to the person having the control of any vessel using any mooring in the marina at the date this Order comes into force requiring him within 28 days to remove the mooring so as to enable the Company to provide, place or lay down moorings in accordance with paragraph (1).

(5) If any person fails to comply with a notice given by the Company under paragraph (2), the Company may at any time after the expiration of 28 days from the date of the giving of the notice remove the mooring referred to in that notice.

(6) The Company may from time to time grant to a person a licence to place, lay down, maintain, use and have existing and future moorings, for vessels in the marina.

(7) Nothing in any such licence shall entitle a person to place, lay down, maintain, use and have any mooring on land not owned or leased by him or by the Company or in which he has no appropriate interest.

(8) Any such licence shall, unless otherwise stated in the licence in question, be valid for a period of one year commencing with its date.

(9) The Company may charge for such a licence such fee as the Company may from time to time prescribe.

(10) Sections 43 to 48 of the 1847 Act shall apply in relation to charges made or fees charged under this article.

(11) Any person who–

(a)intentionally obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Company in setting out moorings; or

(b)intentionally and without lawful authority pulls up or removes any mooring in the marina or any part thereof; or

(c)without reasonable excuse causes or permits a vessel to be moored in the marina except at a mooring provided or licensed by the Company under this article or at a quay, jetty, slipway or other work or to land owned or leased by the Company; or

(d)places, lays down or maintains in the marina any mooring not provided or licensed by the Company under this article;

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(12) If any person places, lays down or maintains in the marina any mooring not provided or licensed by the Company under this article, the Company may remove the mooring in question and recover from that person the expenses incurred in doing so.

(13) In this article–

  • “mooring” includes any buoy, pile, post, chain, pillar, jetty for use as an appurtenance to a dwelling or like apparatus or structure used for the mooring of vessels; and

  • “vessel” does not include a houseboat.

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