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Mister, fcr. of (hips, residing at DoTcr, &c. may pilot their owu Ships.
Licensed Klota may suix-fsede unlicensed. Tenuity on Masters continuing unlicensed Pik-ts, &c. SOl. to sol.
Trinity Hnufe DeptlGrd (hall establish Rues of Pilotage, which fcstl be huii,TM tip at the respective Cuttuin Houses.
Majority of Pilots or Owners niay appeal aa»iml Rates 10 shcPiivyCouucil.
Provision? contained in any Act or Acts of Parliament relating to the Pilots of any Ports or Districts, in relation to which Provisions (hall have been made in any Act or Acts of Parliament as to Pilots ur Pilotage, or the Pilotage within the Limits prescribed by any Act or Acts of Parliament relating to Pilotage, for such Ports, other than and except as herein particularly provided.
XXX. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend to prevent or hinder the Master or Mate of any Ship or Vessel, or Owner or Part Owner, residing at Dover, Deal, or the I/le ofThanet from conducting or piloting his own Ship or Vessel up or down the Rivers Thames or Meauuay, or into or out of any Port or Place within the Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports.
XXXI. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That it (hall be law ful for any licensed Pilot to supersede any Person not licensed as a Pilot, in the Charge of any Ship or Vessel within the Limits of his Licence; and every Master of any Ship or Vessel who shall continue any unlicensed Person, or any licensed Person acting out of the Limits for which he is qualified as a Pilot, after any Pilot licensed to act within the Limits in which such Ship or Vessel (hall then actually be, shall have offered to take Charge of the Ship or Vessel, and every Persoa assuming or continuing in the Charge or Conduct of any Ship or Vessel without being duly licensed to act within the Limits in which such Ship or Vessel shall actually be, aster any Pilot duly licensed and qualified to act in the Premises mall have offered to take charge of such Ship or Vessel, shall respectively forfeit for every such Offence a Sura not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Twenty Pounds.
XXXII. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, and they are hereby authorized and required to establish, vary and alter, from Time to Time, as Circumstances shall render the same necessary, regular Rates of Pilotage, in relation to all Pilotage performed in any River, Port, or Place, or upon any Coast whatever, by any Pilot or Pilots who shall be licensed by the said Corporation, upon their receiving Certificates of Examination from any Sub-Commissioners of Pilotage hereby directed to be appointed; which Rate (hall be regulated by and proportioned as well to the Si»e and Draught of Water of the Vessels as to the Distance piloted, the Detention and Responsibility of the Pilot, and such other Circumstances as the said Corporation may think fit to take into Consideration in fixing and establishing such Rates, of which Establishment or Alterations of Rates of Pilotage Notice (hall be given by hanging up printed Tables thereof, corrected from Time to Time as Variations therein (hall be made, at the several Custom Houses at the Ports to which the said Rates shall apply.
XXXIII. Provided always, and be it further en acted, That if the major Part in Number of the Pilots who shall be licensed by the said Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond for any particular Port or Place in consequence of their receiving Certificates of Examination as aforesaid, shall be dissatisfied with the Rates so establi/hed or altered, or in case any Owners of Ships or Vessels interested in any such Rates shall be dissatisfied with such respective Rates, it shall be lawful for such Parties respectively to appeal to the Lords of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council; and it shall be lawful for any Committee of such Privy Council, calling to their Assistance any hdt Persons as they may think fit, to hear and determine the Matter ot such Appeal or Appeals, and to settle, alter and regulate such Rates as to them shall appear to be expedient, in cafe the Matter of such Appeal shall, in the Discretion of the said Committee of Privy Council, appear to require the making any Orders therein.
XXXIV. And be it further enacted, That all Persons licensed to act as Pilots or in Pilot Vessels by the said Corporation of Trinity House by virtue of this Act, shall from Time to Time, and all Times hereafter, be subject to the Regulation and Government of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of the said Corporation, who are hereby authorized and empowered, as well for ensuring the good Conduct and constant Attendance of such Pilots upon their Duty, as for enforcing the general Purposes of this Act, from Time to Time to make and frame all such Bye Laws, Rules, Orders, Regulations, and Ordinances as they shall think fit, therein specifying and directing also what annual or other Sums shall be paid by any such Pilots to the Subcommissioners of Pilotage for the Examination of such Pilots, and for granting and renewing or confirming their Licences from Time to Time; and it shall be lawful for the said Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the said Corporation respectively, to annex such reasonable Penalties and Forfeitures for the Breach of such Bye Laws, Rules, Orders, and Ordinances when made, as to them (hall seem expedient in that Behalf, and from Time to Time to annul, alter, and amend, all" or any of the existing Bye Laws, and to make such other and new Bye Laws, Rules, Orders, and Ordinances as they shall think proper, so as such Bye Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Ordinances be made conformable to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, and (hall not be repugnant to the Laws of this Realm: Provided always, that no Bye Laws shall have Force or Effect before they ihall have been e\amined, sanctioned, and approved by the Chief Justice os His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, or by the Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, the Sanction aud Approbation of either of which Chief Justices shall be verified under his Hand and Seal; and all and every such Bye Laws, Rides, Orders, and Ordinances when so made and confirmed as aforesaid, shall be observed and kept, and put in Execution, and have the same Force and Effect and Operation, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the fame were respectively enacted by this Act.
XXXV. 1 And, in order that all such Bye Laws, Rules, and Re* gulations, may be previously examined by the Parties interested 'therein;' be it enacted, That Copies of all such proposed Bye Laws, Rules, and Regulations, (hall be transmitted to His Majesty's Privy Council and to the Commissioners of Customs in London, Three Calendar Months before the fame sliall be submitted to such Chief Justice as aforesaid, and the Commissioners of the Customs are hereby required, upon the Receipt of such Copies, to cause the same to be printed and hung up, as soon as the fame can be done, in the several Custom Houses of the principal Ports in Great Britain, to be open to the Inspection of all Persons interested therein at all seasonable Times.
XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That all Copies of such Bye Laws, Rules, Orders, and Ordinances, as shall be so made and confirmed as aforesaid, shall be printed and shall be hung up in some publick or conspicuous Place in the several Custom Houses of the Ports in England, within the Limits for which the Pilots respectively (hall be licensed, and also at the Trinity House in London.
Bye Laws (hull
be sanctioned by
Copies of all proposed. Ba»e. Laws (hall be previously transmitted to the. Privy Council, ic.
Cop'e* of Bye.
Boimi cl Persons applying fur Licences to obey Bjc Lam.
Vessels, performing Quarantine shall |»ay full Oiarires ot Pilotage, ;vc.
Description (if lie 1 ilul'sPerson sl tilt be indorsed ot> his Licence,
Pilot treping Pablicl House, eVc. (unless authorized or offending ag-aiusi.
XXXVII. And be it further enacted, That every Person who shall apply for a Licence to act as a Pilot by virtue of this Act, (hall, before any Licence shall be granted to him, execute a Bond in a penal Sum at the Discretion of the said Corporation of Trinity House of Deptsord Strond, or the Society or Fellowship of Pilots of Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanct, in an Amount not exceeding One hundred Pounds, to be paid to the said Corporation or Society, their Successors and Assigns, with a Condition subjoined thereto for better securing the due Obedience of such Pilot to' the Bye Laws, Rules, Orders, Regulations, and Ordinances which (hall be made and framed pursuant to this Act; which Bonds shall be capable of being given in Evidence in any Court of Law or Equity, without being stamped according to the Laws relating to the Stamp Duties.
XXXVIII. And be it further enacted, That the Master or Person commanding any Ship or Vessel bound to the River of Thames, and which (hall repair to Standgatc Creek for the Performance of (Quarantine, shall pay the full Charges of Pilotage up to Grave/end or Standgatc Creel; and every Pilot conducting any such Vessel to Standgatc Creek, shall be entitled to such Pay per Diem for the Days he shall be obliged to remain on Quarantine as shall be in that Behalf allowed for such Detention by the Rates of Pilotage to be established by virtue of this Act.
XXXIX. And be it further enacted, That if any Pilot taking charge of any Ship or Vessel into the Rivers Thame: or Medway, shall quit such Ship or Vessel at Standgatc Creek before such Ship or Vessel shall have arrived at the Place to which such Ship or Vessel is bound in the Rivers Thames or Med-zvay respectively, without the Consent of the Captain or other Person having the Command thereof, unless some other duly qualified Pilot shall come on board and shall take the Charge and Conduct of such Ship or Vessel for the Residue of the Pilotaire to be performed; every such Pilot shall forfeit for every such Offence all Pay or Reward to which he might be entitled for having conducted or piloted such Ship or Vessel to Standgate Creel, and shall also be subject to such other Penalty or Punishment as by virtue of any of the Provisions of this Act, or of the Rules and Regulations to be established in pursuance hereof, any Pilot shall be liable to for quitting a Ship or Vessel before she (hall arrive at her Place of Destination.
X L. And be it further enacted, That a particular Description of the Person of every Pilot shall be indorsed on the Back of his Licence; and every Captain or Mailer, or other Person having the Command of a Ship or Vessel, on receiving a Pilot on board, shall inspect his "Licence, and if he (hall have Reason to think that such Pilot is not the Person to whom the Licence was granted, such Captain or Mailer, or other Person having the Command of such Ship or Vessel, is hereby required forthwith to transmit a Copy of such Licence to the Corporation or Persons by whom such Licence shall have been granted, stating the Date thereof, together with such Account and Description of the Person producing such Licence or Warrant, as may lead to the Discovery of the Offender.
XLI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the First Day of December One thousand eight hundred and eight, if any Pilot licensed by virtue of this Act, or otherwise duly licensed, (hall keep or be concerned in keeping, either by himself or any Agent or Ser
Tant, be dismissed orsuspended.
vant, or other Person, or shall in any way be interested in keeping of the Revenue
XLII. And be it further enacted, That no Person mall take Charge of any Vessel, or in any Manner act as a Pilot, or receive any Compensation for acting as a Pilot, unless he (hall be authorized thereto, by some lawful Licence, nor until such Licence shall have been registered by the principal Officers of the Custom House of the Place at or nearest to which such Pilot shall reside, which Officers are hereby required to register the fame without Fee or Reward, nor without having his Licence at the Time of his so acting in his personal Custody ready to be produced, and which he shall actually produce to the Mailer of any Ship or Vessel, or other Person who dull be desi»-ous of employing him as a Pilot; nor (hall any Person, although duly licensed to act as a Pilot, act in that Capacity out of or beyond the Limits expressed in his Licence, or beyond the Extent of his Qualification therein expressed; on pain of forfeiting a Sum not exceeding Thirty Pounds nor less than Ten Pounds for the First Offence, and for any Second or subsequent Osseace any Sum not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Thirty Pounds.
XLIII. And be it enacted, That on the Death of any Pilot, his Executors and Adminilf/ators, or One of them, or the Person or Persons to whose Hands the Licence of such deceased Pilot shall come, (hall, without wilful Delay, transmit such Licence to the Corporation, Company, or Persons by whom such Licence was granted, on pain of forfeiting for any Neglect therein, or for Refusal to deliver the same when lawfully demanded, a Sum not exceeding Twenty Pounds nor less than Forty Shillings.
XLIV. And be it further enacted, That it (hall be lawful for the said Corporation of Trinity House of Deptsord Strcnd-, and also for the said Society or Fellowship os Pilots of Dover, Deal, aud the JJlc oJThanet, and also for all other Corporate Bodies, or other Persons having lawful Authority to appoint Pilots within the Limits of their respective Jurisdictions, to license Vessels of such Sixe and Description as (hall appear to them to be proper for the Purpjse of having 48 Geo. III. Z . Pilots
No Pilot flail acttill his Licence has been registered by OHicars of the Cultoms, nor without having ijiceflp* in his Custody.
On Desth of Pilot, his Licence (hall he delivered up. Penalty SOL to 40s.
or Persons authorize.! to llcenie Pilots may license Vessel* 0 1 having Pilots in Attendance on them at Sea, and a Joint Stock
Company may l>e constituted for providing them,
Ad Pilot Boats shall be fitter! as herein specified, with the Name and Niimlwr of the principal Pilot painted thereon.
Penalty for concealing Name or Number 20I.
earning Pilots stiall ihew a Flug.
Penalty for earryini; Fin;; without a Pilot on board.
Penalty on Pilots declining to take Charge of Vessels, or exacting more than the allowed Fee, or beinc guilty ofNeglect, Drunkenness,&c. lOOl. to 1 el. and iSulptusion, fee.
Pilots constantly in Attendance in such Vessels at Sea; and for the better Support of such Pilot Vessels, it (hall be lawful for any Num. ber of Pilots licensed by virtue of this Act, or otherwise lawfully licensed, with the Consent of the said Corporate Bodies, or Persons by whom respectively such Pilots have been or (hall be appointed as aforesaid, to constitute a Joint Stock Company or Companies for the providing and maintaining of such Pilot Vessels; which Companies, and the said Vessels, lhall at all Times be subject to such Rules and Regulations as (hull from Time to Time be sanctioned and approved in that Behalf by the said Corporate Bodies, or Persons by whom respectively such Pilots shall respectively have been licensed.
XLV. And be it further enacted, That every Pilot Boat or Vessel, or other Boat or Vessel in the Pilot Service of any Corporation or Society established by Law in relation to Pilotage, or of any Persons authorised to act as a Pilot by such Corporation or Society, shall at all Times and on every Station be fitted with Black Sides, and have the upper Strake next the Gunwale painted White, and stiall while afloat carry a Vane at the Mast Head, or else a Flag 01 a Sprit or Staff, or in some other equally conspicuous Situation; which Vane or Flag stiall be of large Dimensions, proportioned to the Si2e of the Boat or Vessel carrying the fame, and stiall be half Red and half White, in horizontal Stripes, of which the uppermost shall be White, and the same shall at all Times be kept and preserved in a clean and distinct Condition, so as to be easily discerned at a proper and sufficient Distance, and every such Boat or Vessel shall also have the Name of the Principal Pilot thereof for the Time being, painted in broad White Letters of Three Inches in Length on a Black Ground on her Stem, and on each Bow such Number as (hall be expressed in the Licence of such principal Pilot; which Name and Numbers fliall not be hid or concealed by any Person at any Time, on pain of forfeiting the Sura of Twenty Pounds for such Omission or Evasion, to be paid by such principal Pilot, who stiall at all Times be answerable for the due Observance of the Matters aforesaid, by every Person on board such Boat or Vessel; and every other Boat not in the Service of any Corporation or Society carrying off a Pilot, shall exhibit a similar Flag on a Sprit or Mast, to distinguish that she has a Pilot on board.
XLVI. And be it further enacted, That if any Boat or Vessel, not having a licensed Pilot on board, shall without lawful Authority carry such distinguishing Vane or Flag'as aforesaid, the Owner of Owners, or the Master or other Person having Charge of such Boat or Vessel, displaying or carrying any such Vane or Flag, shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds.
XLV II. And be it further enacted, That every Pilot licensed by virtue of this Act, or otherwise duly licensed, who shall, when disengaged or on any frivolous Pretexts, decline to take charge of any Ship or Vessel, unless such Cause shall be shewn by the Pilot as stiall justify his not taking charge of the Ship, or who shall decline, on being required by any Captain of any of His Majesty's Ships, or the Master or other Person having the Charge of any Ship or Vessel, to come on board of any Ship or Vessel, or who shall decline, when required by any Commissioned Officer in His Majesty's Navy, or by any Principal Officer of His Majesty's Customs, or by any other Person or Persons interested as Principal or Agent for or on Behalf of any Ship or Vessel wanting a Pilot, to go off to and take charge ot