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12 Information and directions as to joint arrangements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where—

(a)the harbours of two or more competent harbour authorities fall wholly or partly within a single former pilotage district;

(b)access for ships to the harbour of a competent harbour authority is customarily available through the harbour of another competent harbour authority;

(c)there is any person other than the competent harbour authority who carries on harbour operations within the harbour of a competent harbour authority;

(d)there is any person who carries on harbour operations in a harbour (within the meaning of the M1Harbours Act 1964) which is not the harbour of a competent harbour authority and access to which is customarily available through the harbour of a competent harbour authority; or

(e)the harbour of a competent harbour authority and a dockyard port (within the meaning of the M2Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865) for which a Queen’s harbour master has been appointed under that Act fall wholly or partly within a single former pilotage district,

the Secretary of State may require any of the authorities or, in the case of paragraph (c), (d) or (e) above, the authority concerned to provide him with such information as he may require concerning the arrangements made or proposed by the authorities or authority in question for the provision of pilotage services and that information shall be provided in such form as the Secretary of State may require.

(2)If the Secretary of State considers that any arrangements of which particulars are provided under subsection (1) above are not satisfactory he may—

(a)direct that they shall have effect subject to such modifications as he may specify in the direction; or

(b)direct the authorities or authority concerned to make different arrangements.

(3)If the statement provided under subsection (1) above is to the effect that no arrangements have been made or proposed by the authorities or authority in question for the provision of pilotage services in the area concerned and the Secretary of State considers that such arrangements should be made, he shall direct the authorities or authority in question to make appropriate arrangements.

(4)Section 11(4) above shall not apply to any arrangements made or modified by virtue of a direction under this section.

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