Harbours Act, 1946

Power to refuse to give clearance in certain cases.

118.—The collector or other proper officer of customs and excise for the district within which a harbour is situated may, with the consent of the Revenue Commissioners, refuse to give a clearance outward of a vessel within the limits of the harbour until—

(a) the master of the vessel has produced to such collector or officer a certificate signed by the collector of rates for the harbour stating that all the rates payable to the harbour authority for the harbour in respect of the vessel and the cargo thereof have been paid, or

(b) where there is any dispute as to such rates, such collector or officer has received notification from the collector of rates for the harbour that such collector of rates has been given satisfactory security for the payment of such rates.