Harbours Act, 1946

Prohibition on bringing certain articles within harbour limits.

87.—(1) A harbour authority may at any time, by notice affixed in a prominent place at their harbour, prohibit the bringing within the limits of the harbour, or any specified part of such limits, of any article of a kind or class which is specified in the notice as being, in the opinion of the harbour authority, likely to endanger persons or property.

(2) When and so long as a notice is affixed under this section at a harbour, the notice shall have effect according to the terms thereof and—

(a) a person who contravenes the notice shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds, and

(b) the harbour authority for the harbour may remove the articles brought by such person, in contravention of the notice, and place or store them elsewhere, and

(c) the expenses of such removal and placing or storing shall be paid by such person to the harbour authority and, in default of payment, may be recovered as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.