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The Lochboisdale and Gasay Port (Harbour Empowerment) Order 2016

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Special Directions to Vessels

18.—(1) The Harbour Master may give a direction under this article—

(a)requiring a Vessel anywhere within the Port Limits to comply with a requirement made in or under a General Direction;

(b)regulating or requiring the movement, berthing, mooring or unmooring of a Vessel;

(c)regulating the loading, discharging, storing and safeguarding of a Vessel’s cargo, fuel, water or stores and the dispatch of business at Port premises;

(d)specifying the precautions to be taken in respect of apparatus, machinery and equipment (including but not limited to electrical and power equipment and the use of shore power);

(e)as to the use of the motor power of a Vessel anywhere within the Port or the approaches to the Port;

(f)prohibiting or restricting use of fires or lights on a Vessel;

(g)as to the use of ballast, including but not limited to providing that no ballast shall be discharged within the Port except as directed by the Harbour Master;

(h)requiring the removal from any part of the Port of a Vessel if—

(i)it is on fire;

(ii)it is in such condition as to be liable to become immobilised or waterlogged, or to sink, or to constitute a danger to life (including wildlife) or property;

(iii)it is making an unlawful use of the Port or interfering with the reasonable use or enjoyment thereof by other Vessels or persons; or

(iv)its removal is necessary to enable maintenance or repair work to be carried out at Port premises or at premises adjacent to the Port; and

(i)requiring the removal from the Port of a Vessel if such removal is considered by the Harbour Master to be necessary in order to avoid danger to life (including wildlife) or to property.

(2) A Special Direction may be given in any manner considered by the Harbour Master to be appropriate.

(3) The Harbour Master may revoke or amend a Special Direction.

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