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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Pilotage Functions of Competent Harbour Authorities

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1. Meaning of “competent harbour authority” and “harbour”.

      2. 1A.Procedure on orders under section 1

    2. Provision of pilotage services

      1. 2. General duties as to provision of pilotage services.

      2. 3. Authorisation of pilots.

      3. 4. Employment etc. of authorised pilots.

      4. 5. Temporary procedure for resolving disputes as to terms of employment.

      5. 6. Pilot boats.

    3. Compulsory pilotage

      1. 7. Pilotage directions.

      2. 8. Pilotage exemption certificates.

      3. 8A.Pilotage exemption certificates: suspension and revocation

      4. 8B.Section 8A: supplementary

      5. 9. Prevention of discrimination in favour of authority’s ships.

    4. Charging by authorities

      1. 10. Pilotage charges.

    5. Agents and joint arrangements

      1. 11. Use of agents and joint arrangements.

      2. 12. Information and directions as to joint arrangements.

      3. 13. Resolution of disputes between authorities.

    6. Accounts

      1. 14. Accounts.

  3. Part II General Provisions Concerning Pilotage

    1. Compulsory pilotage

      1. 15. Compulsory pilotage.

      2. 16. Liability for ships under compulsory pilotage.

    2. Rights of pilots

      1. 17. Right of authorised pilot to supersede unauthorised pilot.

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

      3. 19. Authorised pilot not to be taken out of his area.

      4. 20. Facilities to be given for pilot boarding leaving ship.

    3. Misconduct by pilots

      1. 21. Misconduct by pilot endangering ship or persons on board ship.

    4. Limitation of liability

      1. 22. Limitation of liability in respect of pilots.

    5. Deep sea pilotage

      1. 23. Deep sea pilotage certificates.

  4. Part III Winding-up of Existing Pilotage Organisation

    1. 24. Abolition of pilotage authorities.

    2. 25. Transfer of staff of pilotage authorities etc.

    3. 26. Abolition of Pilotage Commission.

    4. 27. Functions and constitution of Pilotage Commission pending abolition.

    5. 28. Pilots’ compensation schemes.

    6. 29. Funding of reorganisation.

  5. Part IV Supplementary

    1. 30. Orders and regulations.

    2. 31. Interpretation.

    3. 32. Transitional and consequential provisions and repeals.

    4. 33. Short title, commencement and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE A1

      RECOGNITION OF EEA QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO PILOTAGE IN INLAND WATERS

      1. 1.Scope of Schedule and interpretation

      2. 2.Formal qualifications

      3. 3.Person intending to act in a self-employed capacity or as manager of an undertaking

      4. 4.Consideration of application to which paragraph 2 or 3 applies, and appeals

      5. 5.Professional training and experience

      6. 6.Proof of professional training and experience

      7. 7.Proof of other matters

      8. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a competent harbour authority...

      9. 9.(1) This paragraph applies in a case to which either...

      10. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where a competent harbour authority requires...

      11. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where a competent harbour authority requires...

    2. SCHEDULE 1

      Transitional and Saving Provisions

      1. 1.For the purposes of any provision of this Act which...

      2. 2.(1) Where any dispute arises before the appointed day between...

      3. 3.Where a competent harbour authority which proposes on or after...

      4. 4.(1) Any pilots’ benefit fund established under paragraph (i) of...

      5. 5.(1) Any pilotage certificate which immediately before the appointed day...

      6. 6.(1) The Secretary of State shall, on application by any...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Consequential Amendments

      1. 1.(1) In the definition of “pilot boat” in subsection (4)...

      2. 2.The enactments and instruments with respect to which provision may...

      3. 3.In the Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975—

      4. 4.At the end of section 35(3)(b)(ii) of the Finance Act...

      5. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals and Revocations

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