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Pilotage Act 1983


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Administration

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Continuation in being of existing organisation

    2. The Pilotage Commission

      1. 2.Constitution of Commission

      2. 3.Payments by pilotage authorities to Commission

      3. 4.Other financial provisions relating to Commission

    3. Functions of Commission

      1. 5.General functions of Commission

      2. 6.Review of pilotage services and non-compulsory pilotage areas

      3. 7.Pilots' pension and compensation schemes

      4. 8.Annual report

    4. Pilotage orders

      1. 9.Power of Secretary of State to make pilotage orders

      2. 10.Procedure connected with making and coming into force of pilotage orders

    5. Powers of Pilotage Authorities

      1. 11.General powers of pilotage authorities

      2. 12.Licensing of pilots

      3. 13.Employment of pilots by pilotage authorities

      4. 14.Pilotage charges

      5. 15.Power of pilotage authorities to make byelaws

      6. 16.Power of Secretary of State as respects byelaws

    6. Other provisions relating to pilotage authorities

      1. 17.Licensing of pilots by pilotage authority not to involve any liability

      2. 18.Receipts and expenses of pilotage authority

      3. 19.Returns and statements of accounts of pilotage authorities

    7. Masters' and First Mates' Certificates

      1. 20.Grant of masters' and first mates' certificates by pilotage authorities

      2. 21.Refusal and revocation of pilotage certificates

      3. 22.Provision with respect to foreign certificates of competency

    8. Supplementary Provisions as to Licences and Certificates

      1. 23.Form of pilot's licence and production and return of licence to pilotage authority

      2. 24.Suspension or revocation of a pilot's licence or a pilotage certificate

      3. 25.Appeal to Secretary of State by pilot, master or first mate, against action of pilotage authority

      4. 26.Appeal to court by pilot against action of pilotage authority

    9. Special Provisions as to the Trinity House

      1. 27.Trinity House outport districts

      2. 28.Trinity House Pilot Fund

      3. 29.Collection of pilotage charges in Port of London by officers of Customs and Excise

  3. Part II Principal Pilotage Provisions

    1. Compulsory Pilotage

      1. 30.Compulsory pilotage

      2. 31.Compulsory pilotage; transitory provisions

      3. 32.Exemption from compulsory pilotage of ships belonging to certain public authorities

      4. 33.Provision as to ships calling at a port for the purpose only of taking pilot; transitory provisions

      5. 34.Construction of references to pilotage district in which pilotage is compulsory; transitory provisions

      6. 35.Liability of owner or master in case of a vessel under pilotage

    2. Provisions with respect to Licensed Pilots

      1. 36.Right of licensed pilot to supersede unlicensed persons

      2. 37.Declaration as to draught etc. of ship

      3. 38.Provision as to ships within a harbour, dock, etc.

      4. 39.Provision as to ships in closed dock etc.; transitory provisions

      5. 40.Copies of pilotage provisions to be furnished to pilots

      6. 41.Licensed pilot not to be taken out of his district

      7. 42.Limitation of liability of pilots, and of pilotage authorities as employers

      8. 43.Obligation on licensed pilot to produce his licence to employer

      9. 44.Penalty on fraudulent use of licence

    3. Pilot Boats and Pilot Signals

      1. 45.Approval of pilot boats

      2. 46.Pilot boats to fly pilot flag

      3. 47.Display of pilot flag when pilot is on board ship

      4. 48.Penalty on ordinary boat displaying pilot flag

      5. 49.Signals to be displayed by ships requiring a pilot

      6. 50.Obligation to display signal for pilot in certain circumstances

      7. 51.Facilities to be given for pilot getting on board and leaving ship

    4. Offences by Pilots

      1. 52.Penalty on pilot endangering ship, life, or limb

      2. 53.Penalty on person obtaining charge of a ship by misrepresentation

      3. 54.Offences by pilots

  4. Part III Liability of Pilotage Authorities for Loss or Damage to Vessels or Goods, etc.

    1. Limitation of liability

      1. 55.Limitation of liability

      2. 56.Limitation of liability where several claims on one occasion

      3. 57.Power of courts to consolidate claims

      4. 58.Rights of pilotage authorities as owners of ships

      5. 59.Exclusion of funds for benefit of pilots etc.

      6. 60.Exclusion of funds of authorities acting in dual capacity

      7. 61.Exclusion of funds of certain Trinity Houses

    2. Interpretation

      1. 62.Provision for pilotage authority for more than one district

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. Recovery, etc. of Pilotage Charges

      1. 63.Recovery of pilotage charges

      2. 64.Receiving or offering improper rates of pilotage

      3. 65.Pilotage rate for leading ships

    2. Supplementary

      1. 66.Application of Board of Trade Arbitrations, etc. Act 1874

      2. 67.Orders, rules and regulations

      3. 68.Interpretation

      4. 69.Transitional provisions, savings, amendments and repeals

      5. 70.Short title, citation, extent and commencement

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Further provisions relating to constitution etc. of Pilotage Commission

      1. Tenure of members

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2 to 4 below, a person shall...

        2. 2.A person shall not be appointed as a Commissioner and...

        3. 3.(1) A person may at any time resign his office...

        4. 4.If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a Commissioner—...

      2. Remuneration of members

        1. 5.The Commission shall pay to each Commissioner such remuneration and...

        2. 6.Where a person ceases to be a Commissioner otherwise than...

      3. Proceedings

        1. 7.The quorum of the Commission and the arrangements relating to...

        2. 8.(1) A Commissioner who is in any way directly or...

        3. 9.The validity of any proceedings of the Commission shall not...

      4. Staff

        1. 10.The Commission may employ such persons as it considers are...

        2. 11.The Commission may— (a) pay, to or in respect of...

        3. 12.If a person employed by the Commission becomes a Commissioner...

      5. Instruments

        1. 13.The fixing of the common seal of the Commission shall...

        2. 14.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      6. Interpretation

        1. 15.In the preceding provisions of this Schedule " the Chairman...

    2. Schedule 2

      Transitional and saving provisions

      1. Byelaws

        1. 1.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 8(2) of...

        2. 2.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 9(8) of...

      2. Acts confirming pilotage orders

        1. 3.Any Act confirming a pilotage order made under an enactment...

      3. Penalties

        1. 4.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 13(4) of...

      4. Licences and certificates

        1. 5.Nothing in paragraph (a) of section 20(2) of this Act...

        2. 6.Any licence or certificate granted under any enactment repealed by...

      5. Appointments etc.

        1. 7.Any officer appointed, any body elected or constituted and any...

      6. Sections 55(4) and 58(2)

        1. 8.Nothing in any order made in pursuance of section 55(4)...

      7. Orders under sections 18(1), 22(4) and 27(1) of the Pilotage Act 1913

        1. 9.The repeal by this Act of sections 18(1), 22(4) and...

      8. Periods of time

        1. 10.Where a period of time specified in any enactment repealed...

    3. Schedule 3


      1. The Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939

        1. 1.In section 4(4) of the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force...

      2. The Merchant Shipping Act 1950

        1. 2.In section 7(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1950, the...

      3. The Hovercraft Act 1968

        1. 3.The enactments and instruments with respect to which provision may...

      4. The Finance Act 1971

        1. 4.In Part VI of Schedule 14 to the Finance Act...

      5. The Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975

        1. 5.In section 18 of the Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act...

        2. 6.In Part I of the Table in Schedule 4 to...

      6. The Merchant Shipping Act 1979

        1. 7.In section 50(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 in...

      7. The Justices of the Peace Act 1979

        1. 8.In section 33(3) of the Justices of the Peace Act...

      8. The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980

        1. 9.In Part III of Schedule 6 to the Magistrates' Courts...

      9. The Finance Act 1980

        1. 10.In section 35(4) of the Finance Act 1980 for the...

      10. The Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982

        1. 11.In section 27(2)(a) of the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act...

    4. Schedule 4


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