Dorade Law has particular expertise in drafting byelaws and general/harbour directions for harbour authorities.

A port or harbour’s specific regulatory powers will depend in part on the authority’s local legislation but most port or harbour authorities have some or all of the following:-

  • a power to make byelaws, subject to confirmation by the relevant Minister;
  • a power for the harbour master to give special directions (i.e. individual instructions to specific vessels);
  • a power to give general directions (i.e. standing instructions to all vessels, or classes of vessels);
  • a power to give harbour directions, which are similar to general directions but are made under different powers and subject to a non-statutory Code of Conduct; and
  • a power to give directions to dangerous vessels prohibiting them from entering, or requiring them to leave, the harbour.
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