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Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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13Application of provisions of Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act.N.I.

(1)The Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 M1 (except sections 6 to 13, 16 to 19, 21, 31, 49, 50 and 83 to 90) shall, except in so far as the Ministry may by order direct, apply to a harbour vested in a local harbour authority as if—

(a)the harbour had been constructed in pursuance of an Act which incorporated that Act;

(b)this Act were the special Act for the purposes of that Act;

(c)the authority were the undertakers for those purposes.

(2)Any reference to a vessel in the said Act of 1847 as applied by subsection (1) shall be deemed to include a sea-going hovercraft and in section 28 of that Act as so applied shall include a floating dock and a vessel of exceptional construction or method of propulsion.


(a)a wreck is sold in pursuance of section 56 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847, as applied by subsection (1); and

(b)the amount realised by the sale is insufficient to meet any expenses incurred by a local harbour authority in removing the wreck;

the authority may recover the amount of the deficiency from the person who was the owner of the vessel at the time when it was wrecked.

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