Harbours Act, 1946

Obligations of persons shipping, transhipping or unshipping goods.

112.—(1) Where a person ships, tranships or unships goods within the limits of the harbour of a harbour authority, he shall, before the goods are shipped, transhipped or removed from the limits of the harbour (as the case may be)—

(a) give at the office of the collector of rates a true account of the nature, quantity and weight of the goods, and

(b) verify such account, if so required by the harbour authority, by producing such books and documents as are necessary for that purpose, and

(c) pay all the appropriate rates payable in respect of the goods.

(2) If in respect of any goods—

(a) there is a failure to give such account as is required by this section, or

(b) there is a failure to verify any such account in the manner specified by this section when required so to do by a harbour authority, or

(c) an account is given or a book or document is produced in the course of a verification under this section in which there is an entry which is false or misleading in any material particular,

the person shipping, transhipping or unshipping (as the case may be) the goods shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.