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Customs Consolidation Act 1876

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194Officers may haul their vessels on shore without being liable to suit

The officer in charge of any vessel or boat employed for the prevention of smuggling or acting in his aid may haul any such vessel or boat upon any part of the coasts of the United Kingdom, or the shores, banks, or beaches of any river, creek, or inlet of the same, (not being a garden or pleasure ground, or place ordinarily used for any bathing machine or machines,) which shall be deemed most convenient for that purpose, and moor any such vessel or boat on such part of the aforesaid coasts, shores, banks, and beaches below high-water mark, and over which the tide flows on ordinary occasions, and to continue such vessel or boat so moored as aforesaid for such time as he shall deem necessary and proper; and such officer, or person aiding him, shall not be liable to any indictment, action, or suit for so doing.

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