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Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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(1)A local harbour authority may make byelaws for all or any of the following purposes:—

(a)for regulating the use of the harbour;

(b)for regulating the conduct of persons;

(c)for regulating the exercise of the powers vested in the harbour master;

(d)for regulating the movement of vessels;

(e)for controlling vehicles;

(f)for preventing the obstruction of, or injury to, the harbour;

(g)for regulating the shipping and unshipping, landing, warehousing, stowing, depositing and removing of all goods within the harbour;

(h)for regulating, with the consent of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, the hours during which the gates, entrances or outlets to the harbour will be open;

(i)for regulating the functions of any person, not being an officer of customs and excise, employed (whether by the authority or any other person) in the harbour;

(j)for regulating the use of fires and lights;

(k)for preventing damage or injury to any vessel or goods;

(l)for regulating the use of cranes and other equipment belonging to the authority.

(2)Sections 219 to 223F1 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878 [1878 c.52] shall apply to any byelaws made under subsection (1) as they apply to any byelaws made under that Act, subject to the following modifications:—

(a)for any reference to a sanitary authority or to the clerk of such an authority there shall be substituted a reference to a local harbour authority or to the clerk of or secretary to such an authority;

(b)for any reference to the Ministry of Health and Social Services there shall be substituted a reference to the Ministry of Commerce;

(c)for any reference to a ratepayer of a district to which byelaws relate there shall be substituted a reference to any person;

(d)for the reference in section 220 to five pounds there shall be substituted a reference to fifty pounds.

F1Rep. and replaced, 1972 c.9 (NI); ss.90‐94 of that Act app. with necessary mods. by s.149(4)

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