Byelaws

PART III - MISCELLANEOUS

INSPECTION FACILITIES, ETC. TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE HARBOUR MASTER

17. The master of a vessel shall, so far as may be required by the Harbour Master in the exercise of his duties, afford the Harbour Master access to his vessel or any part thereof and provide all reasonable facilities for its inspection and examination.

LAYING DOWN MOORINGS, BUOYS AND OTHER TACKLE

18. (1) No person shall lay down any mooring, buoy or similar tackle without a licence or the prior consent in writing of the Harbour Master, nor, except in accordance with such conditions as the Harbour Master may impose.

(2) The owner of, or any person claiming possession of a mooring, buoy or similar tackle shall remove the same immediately if the Harbour Master so directs.

NAVIGATION AIDS

19. No person shall without lawful excuse alter, tamper with or remove any light, fog signal, buoy, beacon, mark, radar reflector or other object within or adjoining the harbour used as an aid to navigation in the harbour.

DISCHARGES INTO HARBOUR PROHIBITED

20. (1) No person shall discharge any matter or cause or permit any polluting matter to be discharged into the waters or on to the bed of the harbour or place or cause or permit any matter to be placed so that it may fall, be blown, drift or flow into the harbour.

(2) The provisions of this byelaw shall not apply to -

(a) the discharge of a vessel's sea toilet or other sanitary appliance;

(b) the discharge or escape of any substance the discharge or escape of which is subject to the provisions of the Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971;

(c) anything specifically authorised by a consent given under any other enactment.

DRIFT OR TRAWLING NETS NOT TO OBSTRUCT VESSELS

21. No person shall cast or place any drift, trawl or other net in such a position as to be likely to become an obstruction or danger to any property including in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, any vessel or mooring.

NO DRAGGING OR GRAPPLING WITHOUT PERMISSION

22. No person shall drag, dredge or grapple for any material or article, nor remove the same from the bed of the harbour, without the written consent of the Harbour Master save for the purpose of immediately recovering any article dropped overboard from a vessel.

VESSELS TO HAVE NAMES MARKED ON THEM

23. The owner of a vessel which is not registered either as a ship or as a fishing vessel under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and marked accordingly shall ensure that the vessel is marked conspicuously with its name or other means of identification unless otherwise exempted by the Trustees.

ABANDONMENT OF VESSELS PROHIBITED

24. (1) No person shall abandon a vessel on the banks or shore of the harbour.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this byelaw, the leaving of a vessel on the banks or shore of the harbour in such circumstances or for such a period that it may reasonably be assumed to have been abandoned shall be treated as abandonment unless the contrary intention is shown.

WATER SKIING, AQUAPLANING AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES

25. (1) No person shall engage or take part in water skiing, aquaplaning, water-biking, or any similar activity within the harbour, subject of byelaw 25 (2) below, except:

(a) aquaplaning, water-biking and similar activities will be permitted in the areas prescribed in Schedule 1 to these byelaws; and

(b) water skiing will be permitted in the areas prescribed in Schedule 2 to these byelaws,

on such reasonable conditions whether specific or general as may be imposed by the Trustees.

(2) The activities referred to in byelaw 25(1) shall be totally precluded within any part of the main navigation channel 300 metres ahead and astern and 100 metres either side of any vessel which is in passage in that channel.

(3) The master of a vessel, whilst using the vessel for the purpose of towing a water skier or a person aquaplaning, shall have on board at least one other person capable of taking charge of the vessel and of giving such assistance as may be reasonably required during the towing and in the recovery of the water skier or person aquaplaning and shall carry -

(a) for each person on board a life jacket or a personal buoyancy aid;

(b) two hand-held distress signals and a fire extinguisher;

(c) for each person water skiing or aquaplaning, a rescue quoit with a line or other sufficient hand-thrown rescue device.

REGATTAS, RACES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

26. (1) The person responsible for organising any regatta, race, procession, pageant or any other similar event, or any part of any such event in which a number of vessels is expected to participate or to assemble within the harbour, shall supply to the Harbour Master such information with regard to the event as the Harbour Master may reasonably require and shall seek the prier written consent of the Harbour Master to the holding of the event or the part of such event within the harbour.

(2) No person shall organise or conduct any of the events referred to in paragraph (1) of this byelaw except on such courses, at such times and in accordance with such other conditions as the Harbour Master may specify for the purposes of this byelaw.

ASSISTANCE TO FIRE AND OTHER SERVICES

27. The master of a vessel shall give every reasonable facility and assistance to the fire, police, ambulance and other emergency services for dealing with, alleviating or preventing any emergency.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS

28. The master of a vessel shall take all reasonable precautions for the prevention of accidents by fire.

OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICERS OF THE TRUSTEES

29. No person shall intentionally obstruct any officer or employee of the Trustees in the execution of his duties.


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