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And with respect to the discharging of vessels and the removal of the goods, be it enacted as follows:
The master of every vessel which shall go into the harbour or dock for the purpose of being discharged of her cargo shall cause her to be so discharged as soon as conveniently may be after entering therein, and shall cause her, after being so discharged, to be removed, without loss of time, into such part of the harbour or dock as shall be set apart for light vessels, and the harbour master shall cause a part of the harbour or dock to be set apart for light vessels accordingly; and if the master of any such vessel shall not cause it to be so removed within twenty-four hours after being required so to do by notice in writing signed by the harbour master, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding [F1level 1 on the standard scale], and the harbour master may cause such vessel to be so removed, and the expences of such removal shall be paid to the undertakers by the master of such vessel.
If any wharfinger or other servant of the undertakers, or any of their lessees, or the servants of such lessees, shall give any undue preference or show any partiality in loading or unloading any goods on any of the quays, wharfs, or other works belonging to the undertakers, the person so offending shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding [F2level 1 on the standard scale].
No goods shall be allowed to remain upon any of the piers or quays, or in the approaches thereto, for a longer time than shall be allowed by the byelaws of the undertakers; and if any goods shall so remain without the consent of the undertakers, the harbour master, or any person appointed by the undertakers for that purpose, may remove the same to any of the premises of the undertakers, or other convenient place, and keep the same until payment to the undertakers of the expences of such removal, and of the keeping of the goods; and if such expences be not paid within seven days after demand thereof made upon the owner, or if no such owner can be found, the harbour master may sell such goods, and out of the proceeds of such sale pay such expences, rendering the overplus, if any, to the owner on demand.
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