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9.—(1) There are assigned to the joint board as port health authority the functions, rights and liabilities of a local authority or a food authority under the enactments specified in Schedule 2, insofar as they are applicable to a port health authority and to any land, waters, premises, vessels or persons within its jurisdiction.
(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1), the enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 shall have effect as if—
(a)any vessel lying within their jurisdiction 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) apply by virtue of section 1 of that Act.
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