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The Dangerous Vessels (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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5.—(1) Where a harbour master has given directions under Article 3 as respects any vessel, the Department may, for the purpose of securing the safety of any person or vessel (including the vessel to which those directions relate), give directions under this Article to that harbour master requiring him—

(a)to permit the vessel to which the directions given under Article 3 relate to enter and remain, or (as the case may be) to remain, in the harbour in question; and

(b)to take such action (if any) as may be specified in the directions given under this Article, for the purpose of enabling the vessel to do so or for any connected purpose;

and the directions under Article 3 shall thereupon cease to have effect.

(2) A harbour m aster to whom any directions are given under this Article shall give notice of those directions as respects the vessel in question to the person to whom the directions under Article 3 were given or failing that, to any of the other persons mentioned in Article 3(2), in any such reasonable manner as the harbour master may think fit; and it shall be the duty—

(a)of the harbour master to take any action in relation to that vessel specified in those directions; and

(b)of the harbour master and the harbour authority to take all such further action as may be reasonably necessary to enable that vessel to enter and remain, or to remain, in the harbour.

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