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HARBOURS ACT, 1946
Purposes for which Bye-laws may be made by a Harbour Authority in respect of their Harbour.
1. For regulating the use of the harbour or any docks, graving docks or quays within the limits thereof.
2. For regulating the exercise of the powers of the harbour master.
3. For regulating the admission of vessels into the limits of the harbour or the vicinity of such limits and their removal therefrom, and for the good order and government of vessels while within the limits of the harbour.
4. For regulating the shipping and unshipping, loading, warehousing, stowing, depositing and removal of goods within the limits of the harbour.
5. For regulating the hours during which the gates of or entrances or outlets to any docks or quays within the limits of the harbour shall be open.
6. For regulating the duties and conduct of all persons (including the servants of the harbour authority, but not members of the Garda Síochána or officers of any Minister of State acting in exercise of their duty) employed within the limits of the harbour.
7. For regulating the use of fires and lights within the limits of the harbour and in any vessels lying within those limits and for preventing damage or injury to vessels or goods within the limits of the harbour or in any premises of the harbour authority.
8. For regulating the use of cranes, weighbridges, weights and measures belonging to the harbour authority.
9. For preventing obstructions of any kind or interference with traffic within the limits of the harbour or on any of the property of the harbour authority.
10. For providing that the master of a vessel within the limits of the harbour shall regulate the vessel according to the directions of the harbour master.
11. For providing that before a vessel enters any docks or graving docks or approaches any quays within the limits of the harbour, the master shall cause the vessel to be dismantled as directed by the harbour master.
12. For requiring vessels entering into or departing from the limits of the harbour to keep to the proper and usual side of any navigable channel.
13. For regulating the rate of speed of vessels within the limits of the harbour or within any specified portion of such limits or in any special circumstances, for requiring vessels to stop or slow their engines at specified times or places and for regulating the taking on board, landing or putting down of passengers.
14. For regulating the towing of vessels within the limits of the harbour, the size and number of vessels to be towed in one train by one or more than one tugboat, the speed at which the tugboats shall proceed (whether towing or not), the order and manner in which the towage shall be given and the duties and conduct of persons employed in or on the tugboats.
15. For the berthing and removing of vessels lying within any part of the limits of the harbour and regulating the conduct and behaviour of boatmen, lumpers, hobblers, jobbers, stevedores and others employed at or resorting to the harbour, whether in the employment of the harbour authority or not.
16. For specifying the times and conditions under which vessels may be swung or wound within the limits of the harbour and for preventing other vessels from casting loose or from passing up or down any navigable channel or other place within the limits of the harbour while any vessel is in the act of swinging or winding.
17. For requiring vessels that may happen to take the ground in a navigable channel within the limits of the harbour to adopt and exercise all reasonable precautions by the stationing of a lookout, the use of flags and otherwise to the satisfaction of the harbour master or as may be specified.
18. For requiring the master of a vessel casting anchor within the limits of the harbour to cause a buoy to be fastened forthwith to the anchor in such manner that it may be plainly seen where the anchor has been cast.
Control of Harbour, Etc.
19. For preventing and removing obstructions or impediments in or on docks, quays, works and roadways within the limits of the harbour.
20. For regulating the moving of persons, vehicular traffic and animals along any quays or docks within the limits of the harbour.
21. For requiring the master of a vessel within the limits of the harbour to moor, unmoor, place or remove his vessel according to the directions of the harbour master, or if there be no person on board the vessel to attend to such directions, to authorise the harbour master to cause the vessel to be moored, unmoored, placed or removed as he thinks fit.
22. For providing that a vessel, except with the permission of the harbour master, shall not lie or be moored in the entrance to the harbour or any dock or graving dock within the limits thereof.
23. For providing that a vessel within the limits of the harbour shall, when so required by the harbour master, have substantial towlines and fasts fixed to the dolphins, booms, buoys or mooring posts.
24. For requiring vessels loading or discharging cargoes to be furnished with such gangways, planks, hand rails and other appliances as the harbour master may consider necessary.
25. For providing that the master of a vessel entering within the limits of the harbour for the purpose of discharging cargo shall cause the vessel to be discharged as soon as conveniently may be after entry and shall, after discharging, remove the vessel to such other part of the harbour as the harbour master may direct.
26. For requiring the master of a vessel within the limits of the harbour, upon request of the harbour master, to clear the deck of the vessels of any articles which may impede the delivery or loading of cargo.
27. For specifying how goods shall be placed on any quays or docks within the limits of the harbour.
28. For specifying the time during which goods may remain upon any quays or other places within the limits of the harbour and providing for the removal or disposal of goods which are not removed therefrom after the expiration of such time.
29. For prohibiting goods from being so placed on any quays or docks within the limits of the harbour as to interfere with the mooring or berthing of vessels or so as to impede traffic.
30. For preventing (except with the permission of the harbour authority) the exhibition or placing in or on any land or premises of the harbour authority of any goods for sale other than such goods as may be sold or exhibited for sale under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1939, or by order of the Revenue Commissioners, and other than perishable goods sold within forty-eight hours of their being landed.
31. For preventing unauthorised cutting, breaking and destroying of the moorings or fastenings of vessels within the limits of the harbour.
32. For preventing unauthorised opening or shutting of swing bridges, dock gates, sluices or clows within the limits of the harbour.
33. For prohibiting, without the previous consent of the harbour master, the building or repairing of any boat within the limits of the harbour.
34. For prohibiting the wilful damaging of any of the property of the harbour authority and the recovery from any person damaging such property of the cost of making good such damage.
35. For prohibiting improper interference with any machinery or equipment provided by the harbour authority.
36. For providing that the harbour master may remove nuisances from within the limits of the harbour and may also remove therefrom idle or disorderly persons.
37. For specifying conditions (to be in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of any enactment for the time being in force relating to explosives) under which explosives shall be brought, shipped, handled, deposited, kept or transported within the limits of the harbour.
38. For specifying conditions under which any mineral hydrocarbon light oils within the meaning of the Finance (Customs Duties) (No. 4) Act, 1931 (No. 43 of 1931), shall be brought, shipped, handled, deposited, kept or transported within the limits of the harbour.
39. For regulating the use of tramways and sidings and works connected therewith within the limits of the harbour and for preventing obstruction or interference with the traffic upon or passage along such tramways or injury thereto.
40. For regulating the ballasting of vessels within the limits of the harbour and the order and manner in which such vessels shall be supplied with ballast and the discharging, removal and disposal of ballast.
41. For preventing the smoking, lighting or burning of tobacco or any herb or substance whatsoever in or on any vessel within the limits of the harbour or in any specified place within such limits.