Harbour Fees Act

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Published: 1927-07-01

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THE HARBOUR FEES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.

PART I. Harbow Fees

3. Vessels shall pay harbour fees.
4. Power to Ex harbour fees.
5. Vessels paying fees not liable to again pay, unless having cleared

for or made voyage to port beyond Island limits.
6. Vessels returning owing to stress of weather, etc., exempt.
7. All other vessels liable.

PART 11. General

8. Exemptions.
9. Vesxls entering to effect repairs, etc., not liable.

Except cargo or ballast discharged or taken on or passenger
taken up or landed.

10. Master liable for payment.
11. Fees to be paid into Consolidated Fund.
12. Orders to be subject to a f f i a t i v e resolution.

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Cap 143.
AUS

38 ot 1%3,
33 of 1974.

THE HARBOUR FEES ACT

[Ist July, 1927.1

Preliminary

1. This Act may be cited as the Harbour Fees Act. shorttitle.

2. In this Act-
“harbour” shall include port;
“master” includes every person (except a pilot) having

command or charge of any vessel;
“Port Authority” means the Port Authority established 33/ s. 2. 1974

under the Port Authority Act;
“vessel” means any decked vessel or craft, whatever may be

its rig or tonnage, and whether propelled by sail,
steam or otherwise.

PART I. Harbour Fees
3. Subject to the provisions of this Act all vessels enter- vcsSe~

ing any harbour of this Island shall pay such harbour fees harbour
as may be prescribed under this Act in respect of such har- fec*l.

shall may

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4. The Minister may from time to time by order prescribe pawn to
I% harbour

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s. 3.

the harbour fees to be paid under this Act and such order fKs,
may prescribe Merent harbour fees in respect of-

(a) different harbours;
(21) different categories of vessels.

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5. Any vessel that has entered any harbour and paid the
fees prescribed under this Act, shall not, on subsequently
entering such harbour, without in the meantime having
cleared for, and made a voyage to, some place beyond the
limits of this Island, be liable to again pay the said fees :

Provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply
to exonerate any vessel engaged in the coasting trade, as
defined by section 172 of the Customs Act, from payment
of the said fees in accordance with the provisions of this
Act.

Vessels pay-
ing fees not
liable to
again WY.
U d S S
having
cleared for
or made
voyage to
poA beyond
Island
limits.
38/1963 s. 4.

Vessels
returning
owing to
stress of
weather,
etc., exempt.

AI1 other
vessels
liable.

Exemptions.
33/1974 s. 4.

6. If any vessel for which the fees have been paid be
obliged, from stress of weather, or other sufficient cause,
after leaving the harbour to return to the same harbour
with the same cargo, no fees shall be payable in respect of
such return to the harbour of such vessel.

7. Save as herein excepted, every vessel which shall come
to an anchor, or which shall be moored, within the limits
of any harbour, shall be liable for the fees under this Act.

PART n. General
8. The following vessels shall be exempt from the pay-

(U) vessels belonging to or employed in the service
of Her Majesty or in the service of the Government
of Jamaica;

(b ) vessels belonging to any foreign government not
engaged in any trade;

(c) private pleasure yachts;
(4 vessels or classes of vessels exempted temporarily

or otherwise by resolution of the House of
Representatives.

ment of harbour fees-

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9. Anything in this Act to the contrary notwith- Vessels
standing, any vessel which shall enter any harbour of this e ~ m t
Island, solely for the purpose of effecting necessary repairs %;;$:,
or of obtaining medical assistance for any sick person on
board such vessel, and any vessel which shall enter any
harbour of this Island, solely for the purpose of calling for
orders, or of obtaining coal, oil-fuel, water, ships’ stores,

entering to

or necessary provisions, shall not be liable to pay harbour 3311974
fees : S. 5 (a).

Provided always, that if such vessel, except for the ~ ~ p t c a r g o
purpose of enabling repairs to be effected, takes in or dis- .&harged
charges any cargo or ballast, or takes on board, or lands ~ ; ~ ~ ~ , , &
any passenger, other than a passenger whom it is necessary ;;;z;POr
to land on account of the state of his health, she shall not
be entitled to any relief or exemption under this Act, and
she shall before customs clearance is granted to her on her
outward voyage, pay to the Collector or other proper Officer 33/1974

or ballast

of Customs of the harbour the full harbour fees. S. 5 (a).

10. The master of every vessel shall be liable for the ~ ~ ~ t s ~
payment of harbour fees under this Act, and shall pay such z$,i9:
fees to the Collector or other proper Officer of Customs at i”Q.974
the time of entering such vessel, and before delivering or
taking in any cargo.

11. All fees paid and collected under this Act shall be FecsFbs
paid into
Consoli-
dated Fund.
33 I1974
S. 7 (a). (b) .

paid to the Port Authority.

12. Every order made under this Act shall be subject odento
to affirmative resolution of the House of Representatives. be to afima. subject

tive
resolution.
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s. 7.

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