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Milford Haven Port Authority Act 2002

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15General directions to vessels

(1)The Authority may give directions (“general directions”) for the purpose of promoting or securing conditions conducive to the ease, convenience or safety of navigation in the haven, and the approaches to it.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, general directions may be given for any of the following purposes:—

(a)for designating areas, routes or channels in the haven and the approaches to it which vessels are to use, or refrain from using, for movement or mooring;

(b)for securing that vessels move only at certain times or during certain periods;

(c)for requiring the master of a vessel to give to the harbourmaster information relating to the vessel reasonably required by the harbour-master for the purposes of this section.

(3)General directions may apply—

(a)to all vessels or to a class of vessels designated, or the designation of which is provided for, in the direction;

(b)to the whole of the haven and the approaches to it or to a part designated, or the designation of which is provided for, in the direction;

(c)at all times or at times designated, or the designation of which is provided for, in the direction;

and every direction given under this section shall specify the extent of its application in relation to the matters referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection.

(4)The Authority may revoke or amend general directions.

(5)The Authority shall not exercise any power conferred by subsection (1) or (4) above except after consultation with—

(a)the Chamber of Shipping;

(b)the Royal Yachting Association; and

(c)the advisory committee established under section 15 (Advisory committee) of the Act of 1983.

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