Port Authorities Operations Regulations (SOR/2000-55)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2016-03-29. Previous Versions

Cargo Operations

  •  (1) If a ship is waiting for another ship to load, unload or transfer cargo to get a berth or anchorage, the owner or the person in charge of the other ship shall ensure that, regardless of whether working around the clock is necessary or overtime charges are incurred,

    • (a) the loading, unloading or transfer operations are conducted with dispatch; and

    • (b) the cargo is moved with dispatch from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage to enable the waiting ship to load, unload or transfer its cargo.

  • (2) If the loading, unloading or transfer operations of the ship, or the movement of its cargo, are not conducted with dispatch, the port authority may instruct the owner or the person in charge of the ship to move

    • (a) the ship from the berth or anchorage to allow the waiting ship to berth or to anchor and begin its loading, unloading or transfer operations; or

    • (b) the cargo from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage.

  • (3) If, to allow a waiting ship to berth or to anchor promptly, the loading, unloading or transfer operations of a ship, or the movement of its cargo, are conducted around the clock or the ship or cargo is moved on the instructions of the port authority, the owner or person in charge of the waiting ship shall ensure that, regardless of whether working around the clock is necessary or overtime charges are incurred,

    • (a) the loading, unloading or transfer operations of the waiting ship are conducted with dispatch; and

    • (b) the cargo of the waiting ship is moved with dispatch from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage.

Crewing

 The owner or the person in charge of a ship berthed, moored or anchored in a port shall ensure that

  • (a) the harbour master is kept informed of the location and telephone number of a person who can take command of the ship immediately at the request of the harbour master if it is necessary for the safety of persons or property in the port to move the ship; and

  • (b) the ship is kept in a state of readiness so that it can be moved quickly.

Arrangements for Towing

 The owner or the person in charge of a ship that is berthed, moored or anchored in a port shall ensure that the ship is fitted with arrangements suitable for attaching a towing line so that the ship can be towed from its berth, mooring or anchorage if moving the ship is necessary for the safety of persons or property in the port.

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Coming Into Force

 These Regulations come into force on March 1, 2000.

 
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