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The Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999

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Speed limits in certain areas

10.  (1)  Except as provided for in paragraph (2) below no vessel shall exceed a speed of 10 knots through the water north of 50°20'.00 North (the latitude of Plymouth Breakwater) or any waters of the Dockyard Port within 400 metres of the shore, save with a licence in writing signed by the Queen’s Harbour Master.

(2) Vessels under 15 metres in length overall may exceed the speed limit specified in paragraph (1) above in the following areas—

(a)Plymouth Sound outside 400 metres from the shore and in the access lane for water-skiers and jet-skiers which is bounded to the east by the line joining Fisher’s Nose to the western extremity of Mount Batten Breakwater, and bounded to the west by the line joining the western extremity of the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club to the West Mallard Buoy;

(b)water skiing Areas shown on current Admiralty charts;

(c)such other areas of the Dockyard Port as the Queen’s Harbour Master shall from time to time determine and publish as a local Notices to Mariners.

(3) No vessel within the Dockyard Port shall exceed a speed of 8 knots through the water to the east of a line drawn from Fisher’s Nose to the western end of Mount Batten Breakwater, save with a licence in writing signed by the Queen’s Harbour Master and where authorised in accordance with paragraph (2) (b) above.

(4) No vessel within the Dockyard Port shall exceed a speed of 4 knots through the water in the approaches to Sutton Harbour north of a line drawn due east from Fisher’s Nose, save with a licence in writing signed by the Queen’s Harbour Master.

(5) No vessel shall exceed a speed of 4 knots through the water in designated Bathing Areas shown on current Admiralty charts.

(6) No vessel shall exceed a speed of 4 knots through the water in designated Diving Areas shown on current Admiralty charts.

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