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Merchant Shipping (Part IV. Safety.)

Log Book (if any), such Entry to be signed by the Master, and
also by the Mate or One of the Crew, and in default shall incur
a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds..

PART V.

PILOTAGE.

Accidents.

Carrying Dangerous Goods.

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CCCXXIX. No Person shall be entitled to carry in any Ship, Provisions to or to require the Master or Owner of any Ship to carry therein, prevent the any Aquafortis, Oil of Vitriol, Gunpowder, or any other Goods taking danwhich, in the Judgment of such Master or Owner, are of a dan- gerous Goods gerous Nature; and if any Person carries or sends by any without due Ship any Goods of a dangerous Nature without distinctly mark- Notice. ing their Nature on the Outside of the Package containing the same, or otherwise giving Notice in Writing to the Master or Owner at or before the Time of carrying or sending the same to be shipped, he shall for every such Oflence incur a Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds; and the Master or Owner of any Ship may refuse to take on board any Parcel that he suspects to contain Goods of a dangerous Nature, and may require them to be opened to ascertain the Fact.

Carrying Dangerous Goods.

Application.

Application.

CCCXXX. The Fifth Part of this Act shall apply to the Application of United Kingdom only.

Part V. of

Act.

Powers of Pilotage Authorities (General).

General Juis

CCCXXXI. Every Pilotage Authority shall retain all Powers and Jurisdiction which it now lawfully possesses, so far as the same are consistent with the Provisions of this Act; but no Law diction of relating to such Authority, or to the Pilots licensed by it, and no Pilotage AuAct done by such Authority, shall, if inconsistent with any Pro- thorities. vision of this Act, be of any Force whatever.

Powers of Pilotage Authorities

(General).

CCCXXXII. Every Pilotage Authority shall have Power, by Power of Byelaw made with the Consent of Her Majesty in Council, to Pilotage Auexempt the Masters of any Ships, or of any Classes of Ships, thorities to from being compelled to employ qualified Pilots, and to annex extend Exany Terms or Conditions to such Exemptions, and to revise emptions from and extend any Exemptions now existing by virtue of this Act compulsory. Pilotage. or any other Act of Parliament, Law, or Charter, or by Usage,

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Powers of Pilotage Authorities (General).

Powers of

CCCXXXIII. Subject to the Provisions contained in the Fifth Pilotage Au- Part of this Act, it shall be lawful for every Pilotage Authority, by Byelaw made with the Consent of Her Majesty in Council, from Time to Time to do all or any of the following Things within its Districts; (that is to say,)

To determine Qualifications of Pilots :

To make Regulations as to Pilot Boats:

To make Regulations for the Government of Pilots:

To make Re-
gulations as to
Licences and
Certificates:

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upon such Terms and Conditions and in such Manner as may appear desirable to such Authority.

To alter and reduce Rates of Pilotage:

(1.) To determine the Qualifications to be required from Persons applying to be licensed as Pilots, whether in respect of their Age, Skill, Time of Service, Character, or otherwise :

(2.) To make Regulations as to the Approval and licensing of Pilot Boats and Ships, with Power to establish and regulate Companies for the Support of such Boats and Ships, and for a Participation in the Profits made thereby; the Companies so established to be exempt from the Provisions of the Act passed in the Session holden in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter One hundred and ten, intituled, An Act for the Registration, Incorporation, and Regulation of Joint Stock Companies:

(3.) To make Regulations for the Government of the Pilots licensed by them, and for insuring their good Conduct, and their constant Attendance to and effectual Performance of their Duty, either at Sea or on Shore :

(4.) To fix the Terms and Conditions of granting Licences to Pilots and Apprentices, and of granting such Pilotage Certificates as herein-after mentioned to Masters and Mates, and to make Regulations for punishing any Breach of such Regulations as aforesaid committed by such Pilots or Apprentices or by such Masters and Mates by the Withdrawal or Suspension of their Licences or Certificates, as the Case may be, or by the Infliction of Penalties to be recoverable summarily before Two Justices, so that no such Penalty be made to exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and so that every such Penalty be capable of Reduction at the Discretion of the Justices by whom the same is inflicted:

(5.) To fix the Rates and Prices or other Remuneration to be demanded and received for the Time being by Pilots. licensed by such Authority, or to alter the Mode of remunerating such Pilots, in such Manner as such Authority may, with such Consent as aforesaid, think fit,

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Merchant Shipping (Part, V. Pilotage.)

so that no higher Rates or Prices be demanded or received from the Masters or Owners of Ships in the Case of the Trinity House than the Rates and Prices specified in the Table marked U. in the Schedule hereto; and in the Case of all other Pilotage authorities, than the Rates and Prices which might have been lawfully fixed or demanded by such Pilotage Authorities respectively under any Act of Parliament, Charter, or Custom in force immediately before the Commencement of this Act:

Powers of

Pilotage Authorities

(General.)

tricts:

(6.) To make such Arrangements with any other Pilotage To arrange Authority for altering the Limits of their respective the Limits of Districts, and for extending the Powers of such other Pilotage DisAuthority or the Privileges of the Pilots licensed by such other Authority or any of them to all or any Part of its own District, or for limiting its own Powers or the Privileges of its own Pilots or any of them, or for sharing the said last-mentioned Powers and Privileges with the said other Authority and the Pilots licensed by it, or for delegating or surrendering such Powers and Privileges or any of them to any other Pilotage Authority either already constituted or to be constituted by Agreement between such Authorities, and to the Pilots licensed by it, as may appear to such Pilotage Authorities to be desirable for the Purpose of facilitating Navigation or of reducing Charges on Shipping:

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(7.) To establish, either alone or in conjunction with any To establish other Pilotage Authority or Authorities, Funds for the Funds for Relief of superannuated or infirm qualified Pilots, or of supertheir Wives, Widows, or Children, or to make any new Pilots: Regulations with respect to any Funds already applicable to the above Purposes or any of them, with Power to determine the Amount, Manner, Time, and Persons (such Persons to be in the Service of such Pilotage Authority) to and in which and by and upon whom the Contributions in support of such existing or future Funds may be made or levied; and further, to declare the Persons or Class of Persons, (such Persons or Class of Persons being confined to Men in the Service of such Pilotage Authority, their Wives, Widows, or Children,) entitled to participate in the Benefits of such existing or future Funds, and the Terms and Conditions upon which they are to be so entitled:

(8.) To repeal or alter any Byelaw made in exercise of the To alter Byeabove Powers, and to make a new Byelaw or new Bye- laws. laws in lieu thereof:

Powers of Pilotage Authorities (General.)

Publication of
Byelaws.

Byelaws to
be laid before
Parliament.

Power of
Appeal to
Board of
Trade.

Returns by
Pilotage
Authorities
(General)

Pilotage Au

thorities to make full Returns to the Board of Trade of cer

tain Particu

lars connected with Pilotage.

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And every Byelaw duly made by any Pilotage Authority in exercise of the Powers hereby given to it, shall be valid and effectual, notwithstanding any Act of Parliament, Rule, Law, or Custom to the contrary.

CCCXXXIV. Every Byelaw proposed to be enacted by any Pilotage Authority in pursuance of the foregoing Powers shall, before it is submitted to Her Majesty in Council for Her Assent, be published in such Manner as may from Time to Time be prescribed by the Board of Trade.

CCCXXXV. Every Order in Council made in pursuance of the Provisions herein-before contained shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as possible after the making thereof.

CCCXXXVI. If the greater Part in Number of the qualified Pilots belonging to any Port, or the Local Marine Board, where there is one, or at any Port where there is no Local Marine Board, if any Masters, Owners, or Insurers of Ships, being not less than six in Number, consider themselves aggrieved by any Regulation or Byelaw in force when this Act comes into operation or hereafter made under some Authority other than the Provisions of this Act, or by any Defect or Omission therein, they may appeal to the Board of Trade, and the said Board may thereupon revoke or alter any such Regulation or Byelaw or may make Additions thereto in such Manner as, having regard to the Interests of the Persons concerned, may appear to be just and expedient; and every Order so made shall be conclusive in the Matter.

Returns by Pilotage Authorities (General.)

CCCXXXVII. Every Pilotage Authority shall deliver periodically to the Board of Trade, in such Form and at such Times as such Board requires, Returns of the following Particulars with regard to Pilotage within the Port or District under the Jurisdiction of such Authority; (that is to say,)

(1.) All Byelaws, Regulations, Orders, or Ordinances re-
lating to Pilots or Pilotage for the Time being in force :
(2.) The Names and Ages of all Pilots or Apprentices
licensed or authorized to act by such Authority, and of
all Pilots or Apprentices acting either mediately or im-
mediately under such Authority, whether so licensed or
authorized or not :

(3.) The Service for which each Pilot or Apprentice is licensed:

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(4.) The Rates of Pilotage for the Time being in force, including there in the Rates and Descriptions of all Charges upon Shipping made for or in respect of Pilots or Pilotage:

(5.) The total Amount received for Pilotage, distinguish-
ing the several Amounts received from British Ships and
from Foreign Ships respectively, and the several Amounts
received in respect of different Classes of Ships paying
different Rates of Pilotage, according to the Scale of
such Rates for the Time being in force, and the several
Amounts received for the several Classes of Service
rendered by Pilots; and also the Amount paid by such
Ships (if any) as have before reaching the outer Limits
of Pilotage Water if outward-bound, or their Port of Des-
tination if inward-bound, to take or pay for Two or more
Pilots, whether licensed by the same or by different
Pilotage Authorities; together with the Numbers of the
Ships of each of the several Classes paying such several
Amounts as aforesaid :

(6.) The Receipt and Expenditure of all Monies received
by or on behalf of such Authority, or by or on behalf of
any Sub-Commissioners appointed by them, in respect
of Pilots or Pilotage:

And shall allow the Board of Trade, or any Persons appointed by such Board for the Purpose, to inspect any Books or Documents in its Possession relating to the several Matters hereinbefore required to be returned to the Board of Trade.

Returns by
Pilotage
Authorities

(Cnerat.)

ferred to the

CCCXXXVIII. If any of such Pilotage Authorities as afore- If local Autho said (other than the Trinity House, or Sub-Commissioners of rities fail to Pilotage appointed by it, as herein-after mentioned,) fail to deli- give the ver to the Board of Trade the periodical Returns herein-before re- returns, their required quired within One Year of such Time as may be fixed by such Jurisdiction Board for the Purpose, or if any of such Authorities do not may be transallow the said Board, or any Persons who may be appointed by Trinity House. it for the Purpose, to inspect any Books or Documents in their Possession relating to the Matters herein before required to be returned by them, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by and with the Advice of Her Privy Council, to direct that all the Rights and Powers of such Authorities in respect of Pilotage shall cease or be suspended during such Time as Her Majesty directs; and thereupon the Trinity House shall thereafter or during such Time as such Suspension may continue, have and exercise the same Powers of appointing Sub-Commissioners of Pilotage, and of licensing Pilots, and of establishing and altering Rates of Pilotage, within the District within which the

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