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Merchant Shipping Law Amendment Act 1853

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Application of Ballastage Rates.

XIVAnd whereas the Monies arising from Ballastage Rates are derived from local Sources, and it is expedient that the same should be applied for local Purposes: Be it enacted, That, subject to the Payment of such Proportion of the Debts, Liabilities, and Expenses herein-before mentioned as may In the Opinion of the Board of Trade be fairly chargeable thereon, such Monies shall be applicable only to" Services performed for the Purpose of supplying Ballast to or providing for the Safety or Convenience of such Ships as navigate the said River Thames, and the Seas and Channels leading thereto between Orfordness on the North and Dungeness on the South: Provided that if, in addition to the Duties hitherto performed in consideration of the said Ballastage Rates, the Trinity House, at the Request or with the Consent of the Owners or Masters of or Agents for any Ships, undertake to place Ballast on board thereof, or to unload Ballast therefrom, they shall be entitled to charge for such additional Duties such reasonable additional Rate per Ton for Ballast so placed on board or unladen as Her Majesty by Order in Council may from Time to Time approve.

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