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4. (1) There are assigned to the Council as port health authority the functions, rights and liabilities of a local authority under the enactments specified in the Schedule to this Order, as far as they are applicable to a port health authority, and to any land, waters, premises, vessels or persons within its jurisdiction.
(2) For the purposes of the functions, rights and liabilities assigned to the Council by virtue of this Order, the enactments mentioned in the Schedule to this Order shall have effect as if—
(a)any vessel lying within the port health authority were a house, building or premises, and
(b)the master or other officer or person in charge of the vessel were the occupier.
(3) This article shall not apply to any vessel belonging to Her Majesty or to any vessel engaged in the Service of Her Majesty, whether belonging to Her Majesty or not, or to any vessel belonging to the armed forces of any country to which the provisions of the Visiting Forces Act 1952(1) applies by virtue of section 1 of that Act.
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