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Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

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52 Powers of harbour, dock, or pier master. E+W+S+N.I.

The harbour master may give directions for all or any of the following purposes; (that is to say,)

  • For regulating the time at which and the manner in which any vessel shall enter into, go out of, or lie in or at the harbour, dock, or pier, and within the prescribed limits, if any, and its position, mooring or unmooring, placing and removing, whilst therein:

  • For regulating the position in which any vessel shall take in or discharge its cargo or any part thereof, or shall take in or land its passengers, or shall take in or deliver ballast within or on the harbour, dock, or pier:

  • For regulating the manner in which any vessel entering the harbour or dock or coming to the pier shall be dismantled, as well for the safety of such vessel as for preventing injury to other vessels, and to the harbour, dock, or pier, and the moorings thereof:

  • For removing unserviceable vessels and other obstructions from the harbour, dock, or pier, and keeping the same clear:

  • For regulating the quantity of ballast or dead weight in the hold which each vessel in or at the harbour, dock, or pier shall have during the delivery of her cargo, or after having discharged the same:

Provided always, that nothing in this or the special Act contained shall authorize the harbour master to do or cause to be done any act in any way repugnant to or inconsistent with any law relating to the Customs, or any regulation of the Commissioners of her Majesty’s [F1Customs and Excise].

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F1Words substituted by virtue of S.R. & O. 1909/197, (Rev. V, p. 465; 1909, p. 239) art. 10

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C1S. 52 extended by S.I. 1972/971, art. 4, Sch. 1

S. 52 extended (1.11.1994) by S.I. 1994/2733, art. 9

S. 52 extended (13.4.1995) by S.I. 1995/1063, art. 8(3)

C2S. 52 incorporated (with modifications) (7.1.2003) by 2002 c. v, s. 3(1)(2); (with s. 23)

C3Ss. 51, 52, 53 and 58 incorporated (with modifications)(E.W.S.)(5. 3. 1991) by S.I. 1991/540, art.12.

S. 52 extended (1.8.2000) by S.I. 2000/2103, art. 9(3)

S. 52 extended (4.9.2000) by S.I. 2000/2251, art. 9

C5Ss. 51-53 incorporated (with modifications) (S.) (14.1.2015) by The Caledonian Maritime Assets (Brodick) Harbour Revision Order 2015 (S.S.I. 2015/6), arts. 1, 3(1)-(4) (with arts. 21, 53(3), 55, 57)

C6S. 52 incorporated (with modifications) (S.) (18.3.2016) by The Lochboisdale and Gasay Port (Harbour Empowerment) Order 2016 (S.S.I. 2016/156), arts. 1, 3 (with arts. 31, 32)

C7S. 52 incorporated (with modifications) (S.) (26.11.2016) by The Gardenstown Harbour Revision Order 2016 (S.S.I. 2016/396), arts. 1(1), 3(2)-(5)

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