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The Shoreham (Pilotage) Harbour Revision Order 1988

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Statutory Instruments

1988 No. 1497


The Shoreham (Pilotage) Harbour Revision Order 1988


18th August 1988

Coming into force

1st October 1988

The Secretary of State for Transport in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964(1) and now vested in him(2) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and on the application of the Shoreham Port Authority in accordance with section 7(5) of the Pilotage Act 1987(3) hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Shoreham (Pilotage) Harbour Revision Order 1988 and shall come into force on 1st October 1988.


2.  In this Order—

“The Authority” means the Shoreham Port Authority

“the Port” means the Shoreham Port as described in section 38 (Limits of Harbour) of the Shoreham Harbour Act 1926(4) as amended by section 33 of the Shoreham Harbour Act 1949(5)

“signed plan” means the plan signed in triplicate by an Under Secretary in the Department of Transport, two copies of which have been deposited at that Department and one copy of which has been deposited at the offices of the Authority situated at 84/86 Albion Street, Southwick, Sussex BN4 4ED

Extension of limits of jurisdiction for purposes of Pilotage

3.  The limits within which the Authority shall have jurisdiction for the purposes of pilotage under Part 1 of the Pilotage Act 1987 shall include (in addition to the Port) the area edged red on the signed plan, being so much of the area outside the Port as lies within an area enclosed by the lines of longitude at 00° 12' W and 00° 16' W and an imaginary line between these lines of longitude one nautical mile due south from low-water mark ordinary spring tides.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

J. W. S. Dempster

An Under Secretary in the

Department of Transport

18th August 1988

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

By virtue of section 7(5) of the Pilotage Act 1987 a direction given by a harbour authority for the purpose of making pilotage compulsory for ships navigating in a specified area shall not apply to any area which is outside the authority’s harbour unless the limits of jurisdiction of the authority for pilotage purposes have been extended to cover that area.

This Order accordingly extends the limits of jurisdiction of the Shoreham Port Authority for pilotage purposes under Part 1 of the Pilotage Act 1987 so as to include an area outside the port in respect of which the authority considers that pilotage should be compulsory.

The applicant for this Order is the Shoreham Port Authority.


1964 c. 40; section 14 and Schedule 3 were amended by the Transport Act 1981 (c. 56), section 18 and Schedule 6 paragraphs 2 to 4.


S.I. 1981/238.

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