Harbours Act

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HARBOURS

THE HARBOURS ACT

RULES
(under section 7)

(Made by the Marine Board and approved by the Minister on the A&: L.N. 32W1
7th day of May, 1971) L.N. 9 5 ~ 1 8

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1. These Rules may be cited as the Harbour Rules, 197 1.

2.-41) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise require*

"aircraft" includes balloons, kites, gliders, air-ships, and flying
machines;

"boat" means any canoe, or undecked craft, however propelled, using
any harbour in this Island, or any channel or approaches thereto;

"Collision Regulations" means the Regulations for preventing
collisions at sea made under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
(57 and 58 Vic., Cap. 60);

"coxswain" means a person in charge of a boat or vessel licensed under
these Rules;

"coxswaindriver" means a person in charge of a boat or vessel
licensed under these Rules and also of the propelling machinery
of such boat or vessel;

"driver" means a person operating the engine of a mechanically
propelled boat or vessel licensed under these Rules;

"Harbour Master" means the Harbour Master of the harbour in or
nearest to which the act or omission shall have occurred, or the
deputy of such Harbour Master, as the case may be;

"master" means any person (except a pilot) for the time being in charge
of any boat or vessel;

"surveyor" means the surveyor appointed by the Marine Board;

"under way" means when a boat or vessel is not at anchor, or made fbt
to the shore, or aground.,

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"vessel" means any decked vessel or craft, whatever may be its rig or
tonnage, and whether propelled by sail, steam or otherwise;

"water sluing" means the act of a person whether or not equipped with
floats (called skis) fastened under foot, being towed through the
water by a boat or vessel or aircraft, hydrofoil or hovercraft.

(2) Any expression appeanng in these Rules which is defined in the
Act shall have the meaning assigned to the expression in the Act.

3. These Rules shall apply to any boat or vessel using any harbour in the
Island, or the channels or approaches to such harbour.

PART I
Safety and General Rules of Conduct

4. Every boat or vessel between sunset and sunrise shall carry approved
navigation lights as laid down in the Collision Regulations:

Provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to boats or vessels
not exceeding twenty-five tons gross, moored within the areas specified in

Thud
Xhsdule

the Third Schedule.

5. Where lights, other than approved navigation lights as aforesaid,
exhibited by boats or vessels (whether used for purposes of fishing or not)
are liable to be mistaken for lights or beacons erected by public authority for
the warning or guidance of ships, they shall be extinguished or screened on
the approach of, or to, other boats or vessels.

6. Any accident to any boat or vessel shall be reponed by the owner
thereof or his agent to the Secretary of the Marine Board within fortyeight
hours of the occurrence of such accident and such owner or his agent shall at
the time of the making of such report deliver to the Secretary of the Marine
Board the licence, if any, granted in respect of such boat or vessel.

7: No vessel shall (without the permission of the Harbour Master) lie at
any wharf so as to prevent ingress to or egress from any other wharf or so as
to incommode or obstruct the business of any other wharf.

8. No siren or steam whistle shall be sounded on any vessel in any
harbour except for the purpose of making signals as laid down in the
Collision Regulatrons:

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Provided that any vessel may sound one warning blast of not more than
five seconds duration before sailing.

9. Every vessel having anchored in the process of berthing alongside
of a wharf shall when required by the Harbour Master in writing heave up
and stow her anchors so as not to impede the movements of other
vessels.

10.-(1) Every person in charge of any boat or vessel (including fishing
boats and vessels) under way or at anchor in any channel leading into any
harbour, not being in the act of passing through such a channel, shall give
way so as not to impede the passage of any vessel passing through, and
remove to a safe distance fiom the course of such vessel.

(2) Subject to the provisions of any law or any regulations made
under any law no person shall enter into or remain in the sea within--

(a) a distance of one hundred metres from any wharf or any vessel
except when employed on duty connected with such wharf or
vessel or with the permission of the owner of such wharf or his
agent, or of the master of the vessel, as the case may be.

(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this rule
shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.

11. No vessel within the limits of any harbour shall discharge smoke
unnecessarily and the Master of any vessel who (after being warned by the
Harbour Master) shall permit or allow smoke to be so discharged shall be
liable upon conviction to a penalty not exceeding forty dollars.

12. No person shall wilfilly obscure any buoy, stake, or mark placed
within the limits of a harbour by or with the authority of the Harbour Master.

1 3 - 4 1 ) No person shall (without fmt obtaining the permission of
the Harbour Master) place or lay down any object fitted with moor-
ings within the limits of a harbour or in the channels or approaches
tbereto.

(2) Any such object laid down with the permission of the Harbour
Master shall be removed forthwith by the person who placed or laid down the
same upon receipt of a notification in writing h m the Harbour Master
requiring him so to do.

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(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this rule
shall be liable to a fine not exceeding sixty dollars.

14. Subject to the provisions of any law no fishing nets shall be laid-

(a) within three hundred yards from any wharf or pier without
permission in writing of the Harbour Master;

(b) in any part of the harbour which is used as a fairway by boats or
vessels or as a EC0gnize.d anchorage.

15. No person who has in his possession any mechanical lighter,
matches, or tobacco shall enter or be permitted to enter the hold of any
vessel.

1 6 . 4 1) Subject to the provisions of rule 10 ( I), boats and vessels of
every description whatsoever under way within the limits of a harbour shall
proceed at a reduced speed when in the vicinity of boats or vessels at anchor,
secured to wharves, housed in boat-houses or engaged in fishing, so as to
avoid setting up a wash dangerous to such other craft and in no case shall-

(a) vessels exceeding twenty-five tons gross tonnage exceed a speed
of ten knots with the exception of Hydrofoil and Hovercraft;

(b) vessels under twenty-five tons gross tonnage exceed a speed of
twenty knots; and

(c) the Harbour Master may direct in writing the maximum speed
within the limits set out in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above at
which a vessel shall proceed in specified sections of the harbour.

(2) The master, owner or pilot of a boat or vessel committing a
breach of this rule shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.

17.-(1) Every vessel carrying passengers and every vessel exceeding
one hundred tons gross register when moored to or lying alongside of any
wharf in any waters within the jurisdiction of the Marine Board shall have
for the use of persons leaving or boarding such vessel a good and su&cient
gangway or landing stage approved by the Surveyor.

(2) During the hours between sunset and sunrise there shall be
provided a good and sufficient light which sball be so positioned as to throw
its !id1 light upon the gangway or landing stage.

(3) Any master who hils to compiy with the requirements of this
rule shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two. hundred dollars.

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PART 11
Licensing, Competence and Additional Safety Rules

18. Subject to the provisions of rule 49 no boat or vessel shall
be used for carrying passengers or goods of any description unless
such boat or vessel has been licensed by the Marine Board under
these Rules.

19. Every application for a licence under these Rules shall be in
writing in the appropriate form set out in the First Schedule and shall ;;;;dule.
be delivered to the Secretary of the Marine Board together with the
fees payable in respect thereof.

20. Every applicant for a licence shall produce his boat or vessel
for inspection by an officer of the Marine Board at such time and at
such place within the limits of the harbour at which it is kept as the
Secretary of such Board may by notice in writing specify.

21. The Marine Board shall, without undue delay consider every
application for a licence and may in their discretion grant or refuse
to grant the licence.

22. Every boat or vessel required to be licensed under these Rules
shall have its licence number clearly painted on each side of its bow
with white paint on a dark ground or black paint on a light ground, and
the port to which such boat or vessel belongs similarly painted on
the stem.

23. Every licence granted under these Rules shall be in the
appropriate form set out in the First Schedule and shall remain in
force from the date on which it was issued to the 31st day of March
next following the issue thereof:

Provided that during the validity of the licence if such boat or
vessel is not maintained in accordance with the requirements of these
Rules, such licence may be revoked.

24. The licence granted in respect of a particular boat or vessel
shall on demand be produced to the Surveyor, Harbour Master. Officer
of Customs, Secretary of the Marine Board or a member of the Police
Force.

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25. A licence may be renewed by an application in writing to that
cfrect made to the Secretary of the Marine Board at least one calendar
r;onth before the expiration of such licence and upon the payment
of the appropriate fees; and the provision of rules 20 and 21 shall
a?ply thereto in like manner as they apply to the application for a
licence.

26. If for any reason the person to whom a licence has been granted
is unable to produce such licence then he shall be required to pay

Second the appropriate fees set out in the Second Schedule in respect of every
Schrrlulr duplicate licence issued.

27.--(I) Every vessel which is provided with a motor for purposes
of propulsion or for any other purpose and which is housed in a
compartment within the hull of such vessel shall comply with the
following requirements-

(a) The motor shall be confined within a separate water-tight
and well-ventilated compartment in which no naked light or
apparatus for containing fire, other than permanent fixtures
on the motor for starting purposes may be placed. Proper
ventilation shall be provided for the compartment by means
of at least two suitable cowl ventilators so arranged as to
prevent an accumulation of oil vapour in the lower part nf
the space to which part one of the ventilators shall extend.
Any enclosed space in which a motor or fuel tank is placed
shall be ventilated in like manner.

(b) The compartment in which the motor is situated shall be
fitted with a C02 or Halon system to the satisfaction of the
Surveyor to the Marine Board, with remote quick release
located within easy reach of the crew so that, in case of fire.
the full quantity of C02 or Halon be released into the com-
partment without opening the compartment.

(c) The quantity of C02 or Halon required for each compartment
is to be calculated at the rate of ten cubic feet per pound of
C02 or Halon. The cubic capacity of the compartment is to be
calcuated by multiplying the length by the breadth by the
depth of the compartment in feet and no deductions are to
be made for machinery or other items of equipment contained
in the compartment.

(2) Every vessel provided with a motor, whether housed within
the hull or in a deck-house, shall comply with the following require-
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(a) Petrol or fuel tanks shall not be placed in a closed motor
room or in any close space used by the passengers or crew;
they may be placed either on deck and provided with suitable
wooden covering. or placed in an isolated and well-ventilated
compartment. Gauze diaphragms shall be fitted to all air
vents and filling pipes of tanks to the satisfaction of the
Surveyor to the Marine Board.

(b) All petrol or fuel tanks shall be fitted with readily accessible
shut-off cocks or valves, preferably operated from above the
compartment in which the tanks are fitted, and the shut-off
cocks or valves are to be placed as close to the tanks as
possible.

(3) Every wooden vessel which is provided with a galley either
enclosed in the hull of the vessel or otherwise, shall have the galley
enclosed in a suitable compartment lined with fire-resisting materials
consisting of asbestos sheeting a quarter of an inch in thickness covered
on the inside with sheet steel or iron and shall comply with rule 28
as respects the equipment of lire extinguishers and sand.

(4) The Marine Board may waive compliance with any of the
requirements contained in this rule in respect of vessel already in
service if satisfied that the necessary safety requirements have been met.

(5) The requirements of this rule shall not apply to speed
boats, boats used solely for the towing of water skiers or boats propelled
by outboard motors, but such boats shall be fitted with lire extinguishers
and life saving appliances to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.

28. Every boat or vessel fitted with internal combustion engines
shall be provided with fire extinguishers and sand to the satisfaction
of the Surveyor who shall specify the number of extinguishers and
the amount of sand in each case. Such extinguishers shall be placed
in a position ready for immediate use.

29. Where a boat or vessel is fitted with an internal combustion
engine, if the space occupied by the engine is at the after end of the
boat or vessel, such space shall be separated from that occupied by
persons by a water-tight bulk-head. If the engine is placed amidships,
a water-tight bulk-head shall be fitted at each end of the engine space.
The compartment containing the fuel tanks shall be separated from
the remainder of the boat or vessel by efficient bulk-heads. The bulk-
heads shall extend at least to the height of the seats, and if constructed
of wood, shall be worked in two thicknesses with painted canvas
between :

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Provided that alternative arrangements for preventing the spread
of oil throughout the boat or vessel by way of bilges may be submitted
to the Marine Board who may approve thereof if they shall see fit
to do so. .

30. Internal combustion engines which are permanent fixtures in
open boats shall be cased in and well ventilated. The casings shall
be constructed of such materials as the Surveyor may decide and
shall be built to his satisfaction.

31. All boats or vessels fitted with engines other than internal
combustion engines shall be provided with such £ire-fighting appliances
as the Marine Board may from time to time prescribe.

32. Every boat or vessel shall be provided with efficient means of
keeping the bilges free of water.

33. The maximum number of persons which any boat or vessel
may carry shall be determined by the Surveyor and no boat or vessel
shall be under way with a larger number of persons than that specified
for the particular boat or vessel.

34. The licence of every boat or vessel licensed under these Rules
shall specify the number of persons such boat or vessel may carry.

35. Every person in charge of a boat or vessel carrying more persons
than such boat or vessel is licensed to carry shall be guilty of an
offence against these Rules, and upon conviction be liable to a fine
not exceeding two hundred dollars.

36. Every boat or vessel licensed under these Rules shall be provided
with life-saving equipment, cars, sails and other equipment to the
satisfaction of the Surveyor.

37. All life-saving appliances shall at all times be kept in f ist class
order and shall be on board during such times as the boat or vessel
is under way and shall be stowed where they will be most readily
available in case of emergency.

38. All boats and vessels used for transporting passengers or goods
of any description shall have a load line mark twelve inches long and
one inch broad permanently marked each side amidships. Under no
circumstances may any boat or vessel be so loaded as to submerge

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these marks. Such marks shall be assigned by the Surveyor and the
amount of free board shall be stated in the licence of such boat or
vessel.

39. No boat or vessel licensed under, or required to be licensed by
these Rules shall be under way in any harbour or in the channels CN
approaches thereto unless the coxswain, coxswain-driver or driver there-
of possesses a valid certificate of competency issued by or approved
of by the Marine Board appropriate to the duties performed by him
on such boat or vessel. Any person who serves in any of the aforesaid
capacities without being at the time entitled to and possessed of such
certilicate as hereinbefore required and every person who, either in
his own behalf or acting in the capacity of agent, employs any person
in any of the aforesaid capacities without ascertaining that such person
is at the time entitled to and possessed of such certificate as aforesaid
shall be guilty of an offence against these Rules and on conviction
shall be liable to a h e not exceeding two hundred dollars.

40. Every boat or vessel used for the purpose of towing water skiers
shall be manned by a crew of at least two, one of whom shall be
employed to keep watch astern on the skiers being towed.

41. Every applicant for a certificate of competency shall not be
less than seventeen years of age and every application for such certificate
shall be in the appropriate form set out in the First Schedule and
shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Marine Board, together with
the appropriate fees.

42. The Marine Board shall, whenever it considers it necessary, cause
the applicant for a certificate of competency to be examined as to
his ability and fitness.

43. Every application for a certificate of competency shall be
considered by the Marine Board and the Marine Board may in its
discretion grant or refuse such application.

44. Every certificate of competency granted under these Rules shall
be in the appropriate form set out in the First Schedule and shall
remain in force until suspended, revoked or cancelled by the Marine
Board.

45. Every certificate of competency granted under these Rules shall
entitle the holder thereof to operate only in the capacity and in the
harbour or harbours mentioned in such certificate and not otherwise.

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46. The Marine Board may at any time, suspend, revoke or cancel
any certificate of competency granted under these Rules if it appears
to the Board that the holder of such certificate is no longer fit or
able to discharge the duties mentioned in such certificate.

47. The Surveyor, Harbour Master, an officer of Customs, the
Secretary of the Marine Board, or a member of the Police Force shall
at all times have the right to board any boat or vessel and to require
the coxswain, coxswain-driver or driver thereof to produce his certificate
of competency for inspection and it shall be an offence against these
Rules for anyone to prevent, hinder or obstruct, the Surveyor, Harbour
Master, officer of Customs, the Secretary of the Marine Board or
member of the Police Force from or while boarding any boat or
vessel. or when called upon as aforesaid to produce his certificate
of competency to refuse or fail or neglect to do so.

48. There shall be paid to the Marine Board the fees set out in
Second the Second Schedule.
Schedule.

49. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary rules 18 to 48 (inclusive)
shall not apply to-

(a) boats or vessels used exclusively for the private purposes of
the owner and which are not used for the carriage of goods
or passengers for profit either directly or indirectly;

(b) certified ships' life boats;

(c) boats or vessels used solely for the purpose of fishing;

(d) vessels in possession of valid sea-going certificates;
(e) vessels or boats owned by Her Majesty's or any other

Government;

(f) such other craft as the Marine Board may, by instrument in
writing, declare to be designed or adapted for use solely for
recreational purposes.

50.-(1) No boat or vessel of any description shall be allowed to
be laid up when not in service, or be used only for storage purposes,
and moored in a harbour without the permission in writing of the
Harbour Master. The Harbour Master shall have the right to designate
the berth in which such boat or vessel shall be moored.

(2) All such boats or vessels shall be provided with the
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(a) moorings which shall consist of two suitable bower anchors;
(b) a suitable hawser in keeping with the size of the boat or

vessel for use as a warp;
(c) anchor lights, in keeping with the size of the boat or vessel,

which shall be shown from sunset to sunrise;
(d) a boat or tender which shall be kept ready for use;
(e) a watchman or watchmen as may be required by the Harbour

Master.

(3) No boat or vessel described in paragraph ( I ) shall be moved
without the permission of the Harbour Master.

(4) A survey of every boat or vessel described in paragraph (1)
shall be made bi-annually (or at any other time the Harbour Master
may consider desirable) at the expense of the owner. In the event of
such a boat or vessel being reported to be in an unseaworthy condition,
the owner shall, on the request in writing of the Harbour Master, cause
the same to be forthwith made seaworthy and should such owner
fail to carry out the request of the Harbour Master, then such boat or
vessel may be disposed of as the Marine Board may direct.

51. A person who in any harbour takes away any boat or vessel
without having either the consent of the owner thereof or other lawful
authority shall be guilty of an offence against these Rules and shall
be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars:

Provided that if the Court is satisfied that the accused acted in the
reasonable belief that the owner would, in the circumstances of the
case, have given his consent if he had been asked therefor the accused
shall not be liable to be convicted of the offence.

52. Where the ownership or any interest in any boat or vessel
licensed, or required to be licensed under these Rules, has been trans-
ferred, then the transferor and transferee shall forthwith give notice
in writing to the Marine Board of the transfer, and the interest acquired
or disposed of, as the case may be.

Special Rules applicable to Kingston Hmbour

53. No boat or vessel shall anchor within the Ship Channel as
defined in the Fourth Schedule or within 100 feet of the boundaries ~~~~~h
thereof. Schedule.

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54.-(1) No vessel entering or leaving the Harbour shall attempt
to pass another in the channel between the line joining Gun Cay and
Rackham Cay on one side and by the line joining Harbour Shoal
Buoy and West Middle Rock Buoy on the other side; or near Fort
Augusta within the channel between the line joining Two Sisters Beacon
and Burial Ground Beacon on one side and by a line joining Middle
Ground Beacon and the Esso dolphin on the other side.

(2) When two vessels are approaching the foregoing passages
or channels from opposite directions, the vessel entering the Harbour
shall have the right of way, and the vessel leaving the Harbour shall
keep clear until the other vessel has passed.

(3) No vessel shall overtake another whether inward bound or
outward bound between Lime Cay and Hunts Bay Beacon.

(4) No vessel outward bound shall pass Middle Ground Beacon
when another vessel is observed to be inward bound in any position
between Harbour Shoal Beacon and Middle Ground Beacon. Such
outward bound vessel shall remain at or east of Middle Ground
Beacon until the inward bound vessel has passed.

(5) All vessels entering or leaving the Harbour are required
to observe carefully the movements of other vessels as viewed over
the Palisadoes so as to avoid meeting within the c h a ~ e l s mentioned
in paragraph (1).

(6) (a) Whenever a vessel is nearing Port Royal Point, such
vessel, when she shall have arrived within one mile of the Point, shall
give a signal by one prolonged blast of her whistle; which signal shall
be answered by a similar blast given by any approaching vessel that
may be within hearing around the Point. Regardless of whether the
blast given by an approaching vessel on the further side of the Point
is heard the Point shall be rounded with alertness and caution.

(b) Sub-paragraph (a) shall not give a vessel outward bound
the right of way when passing through the channels mentioned in
paragraph (I), notwithstanding that the vessel inward bound has either
failed to make the necessary signal or that the signal was made but
not heard.

(7) Any vessel (whether being towed or not) which is not under
command, not fully manoeuvreable or which has suffered considerable
hull damage or which is kept afloat by the help of pumps shall not
proceed through the ship channel off Fort Augusta in either direction
without the permission of the Harbour Master.

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(8) Every towing vessel inward bound, shall shorten the length
of the towing gear between the vessels comprising the tow before
reaching Gun Cay and Rackham Cay. No vessel shall proceed through
the Ship Channel off Fort Augusta in either direction if the length
of the tow between any vessels being towed exceeds five hundred feet,
or the total length of a tow measuring from the bow of the vessel
towing to the stern of the last vessel exceeds one thousand feet, except
with the permission of the Harbour Master.

(9) The master or the pilot (or both) of any vessel infringing
this rule shall each be liable upon conviction to a penalty not exceeding
two hundred dollars.

(10) Vessels anchoring at Port Royal on arrival shall do so
westward of Chevannes Beacon.

(11) No vessel shall be anchored in the Harbour in such a
manner or in such a position that any part thereof shall at any time
be within a distance of two cables length from any wharf. The master
of any vessel contravening this Rule shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding one hundred dollars.

(12) No boat or vessel shall remain with or pass through the
area of the Harbour within a radius of three cables from a point
in the centre line of the western end of the Palisadoes Runway.

(13) Disabled vessels or any vessel likely to remain in the
Harbour. for more than three days shall anchor eastward of Hanover
Street Wharf, at the direction of the Harbour Master.

(14) No vessel with a masthead height of over 27 feet shall
enter Hunts Bay West of the Straight line joining the beacon at Fort
Augusta to the Western End of No. 7 Berth at Newport West.

PART IV
Special Rules for Harbours other than Kingston

55. Port A n t o n i e a ) Eastern Harbour: Vessels shall anchor as
directed by the Harbour Master.

(b ) Western Harbour: Vessels shall anchor as
may be convenient having due regard for safety and so as to allow
free access for vessels proceeding to and from wharves.

56. Falmouth: Any vessel whose draft permits shall anchor clear
of the basin used by ocean going vessels.

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57. Montego Bay: No vessel shall anchor within a radius of 1.000
feet of Anchorage A which is 6.4 cables 305 degrees true from the
lower leading light without the prior permission of the Harbour Master.
Vessels may anchor at any other part of the harbour.

58. Lucea: Vessels on arrival shall anchor in the harbour to south-
ward of a line adjoining Antonio Point (on the Fort) and Cane Point
(the official boarding station under the Quarantine and Customs laws).

59. Rio Bueno: Vessels entering on the marks laid down and
anchoring on the weather bank may lay out stem lines to the buoy
provided for this purpose but masters shall not handle their vessels
by the buoy (which is laid down solely to prevent vessels from swinging
off the bank).

60. St. Ann's Bay: Mooring buoys are provided for stem lines
of vessels: these buoys are to prevent vessels from swinging across Lee
Reef.
(NOTE: Under adverse weather conditions masters are advised to put to sea).

61. It shall be an offence for the master or pilot of any vessel to
subject any mooring buoy at the outports to any strain.

PART V
General

62. Any person committing a breach of any rule for which no
specific penalty is provided shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding
one hundred dollars.

63. Any instrument (that is to say any direction, instruction, certi-
ficate, licence, notice or other requirement) issued, made, granted or
served, under the Harbour Rules, 1944 (now revoked), if in force
on the 6th day of October, 1971, shall (without prejudice to any power
to amend such instrument) continue in force until superseded, revoked
or otherwise terminated and, so far as it could have been issued, made,
granted or served under these Rules, shall have effect as if issued,
made, granted or sewed under these Rules and these Rules shall
apply to or in relation to such instrument accordingly:

Provided that any such instrument which is expressed to remain
in force for a definite period shall not remain in force after the
expiration of that period unless it shall be renewed in accordance
with the provisions of these Rules.

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FIRST SCHEDULE (Rule 19)
FORM I

Form of Application for Licence for a boat or vessel

TO The Secretary of the Marine Board,
Kingston.

For official use only

................................... Licence No..

....................................... Issued on

Pursuant to rule 18 of the Harbour Rules, 1971 I hereby make application to
the Marine Board to license my boatlvessel known as .................................

.............................................. ....................................................... kept at
for the carriage of passengers and/or the carriage of goods.

Surname and Christian Names of Applicant ................................................
Address of Applicant .................................................................................

Size of boat /vessel : Length.. ......................... Breadth.. ......................
Depth.. ......................... .Tonnage.. .....................

When built.. ..................................... Where built.. ...............................
.................................... Of what material is the boat/vessel constructed

How propelled .............................................
H.P. of Engine (B.H.P.) ...................................................

.........................................................
Signature of A pphanl

I hereby certify that the above applicant is a fit and proper person
to own a boat/vessel licensed to carry passengers andlor cargo.

.........................................................
Inspector or Officer of Police

................................. for the parish of

For Oficial Use only

Secretary, Marine Board,
........................... I examined the above-mentioned boatlvessel on and I

............................................................................... recommend as follows

............................................................
Surveyor, Marine Board

Non: This form is to be completed only in the case of original licences-
it M not needed for renewals.

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FORM I1

Licence for boat or vessel

(Rule 23)

No, of Licence.. .................................

Owner.. .............................................

.............................. Address of Owner

Name of Craft ...................................

Examination fee

Licence fee

Total

....................................... Where kept

Fire-fighting equipment ..............................................................
.................. ..................... No. of Life Jackets No. of Life Buoys

................................. No. and rating of crew members required
No. of passengers which may be camed ....................................

............................................................. Margin of Freeboard..
....... tThis licence expires on 3 1.3.19..

.............................. ...... ........................... Dated this day of 19

................................................
Secretary, Marine Board

tSee reverse side of renewals.

(Reverse)

Ton-
nage

Draught

-----

Renewals

em arks Free
Board

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... Renewed to 31.3.1 9 . . Secretary, Marine Board..

Depth

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... Renewed to 3 1.3.19.. .Secrehry, Marine Board..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Renewed to 31.3.19 Secretary, Marine Board .........

Length When
Built

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... Renewed to 3 1.3.1 9 . . Secretary, Marine Board..

Breadth Type Where
Built

....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Renewed to 3 1.3.19.. Secretary, Marine Board..

H.P.of
Engine _ _ _ -

... . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... Renewed to 3 1.3.19.. Secretary, Marine Board..

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FORM I11 (Rule 41)

Application for Certificate o f Competency as a Coxswain, Coxswain-
Driver or Driver

To The Secretary, Marine Board,
Kingston.

Licence No.

Issued on

Secretary, Marine Board.

Pursuant to rule 39 of the Harbour Rules, 1971, I hereby make
application for a certificate of competency to operate a coxswain/
coxswain-driverldriver of a boatlvessel.

............................................................ Full name of applicant
Address of applicant ...............................................................
Age. ..................................................

................................................ Previous experience of applicant
The harbour or harbours within which the applicant desires to

.................................... operate as coxswain or *coxswain-driver
..............................................................................................
The type and Horsepower (B.H.P.) of the engine which the applicant

........................ desires to operate as a coxswain-driver or driver*

I submit herewith 2 passport size photographs of myself taken not
more than three months ago.

........................... .............................. Dated this day of 19 ......
................................................

Signature o f Applicant

This is to certify that the applicant is to the best of my knowledge
and belief a person of good character and sober habits and has
been known to me for a period of .................. years.

.........................................................
Inspector or Oficer o f Police

for the parish of .................................
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Secretary, Marine Board,
I examined the applicant on ............................................. and

I recommend that he be granted a coxswain/coxswain-driver

.......................................... certificate for the port(s)
.........................................................

Examiner, Marine Board

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Secretary, Marine Board,
I examined the applicant on ............................................. and

I recommend that he be given a driver's certificate for diesel

and/or petrol engines of ....................................... B.H.P.

.........................................................
Swveyor, Marine Board

*Delete the words which are not applicable.

FORM IV (Rule 4 4
Form of Certificate of Competency

No. of certificate .....................................................................
Full name of holder ...............................................................

................................................................................. Address..
Age. ............................................

This certificate of competency permits the holder-
*(a) to operate as a coxswain of .................................

......................................... or a coxswain-driver of.
within the following harbour(s)-

*(b) to operate as coxswain-driverldriver of a boat/vessel
fitted with diesel/gasolene engine(s) not exceeding
.......................... .B.H.P.

Dated this

Holder's Photograph

day of 19
Secretary, Marine Board

*Delete the words not applicable.

Holder's Signature

SECOND SCHEDULE (Rule 48)

1. LICENCES (OR RENEWAL OF LICENCES) FOR BOATS AND VESSELS:
A. Inspection or examination fees

Boats or vessels not exceeding 5 tons gross 50 cents
Boats or vessels exceeding 5 tons gross but not

exceeding 10 tons gross ... ... $1.00
Boats or vessels exceeding 10 tons but not

... exceeding 20 tons gross ... ... $1.50
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Boats or vessels exceeding 20 tons gross but
... not exceeding 30 tons gross ... 54.00

Boats or vessels exceeding 50 tons gross ... $6.00
Engines fitted to boats or-vessels notexceeding

10 H.P. ... ... ... ... $2.00
Engines fitted to boats or vessels exceeding 10

HP. but not exceeding 25 H.P. ... ... 54.00
Engines fitted to boats or vessels exceeding 25

H.P. but not exceeding 50 H.P. ... ... $5.00
Engines fitted to boats or vessels exceeding 50

H.P. but not exceeding 100 H.P. ... ... 56.00
Engines fitted to boats or vessels exceeding 100

H.P. ... ... ... ... 38.00
B. Fees for licence (or renewal thereof)

Boats or vessels not exceeding 5 tons gross ... 51.00
Boats or vessels exceeding 5 tons gross but not

exceeding 10 tons ... ... ... $2.00
Boats or vessels exceeding 10 tons gross but

not exceeding 20 tons ... ... ... 53.00
Boats or vessels exceeding 20 tons gross but

... not exceeding 50 tons ... ... $5.00
Boats or vessels exceeding 50 tons gross ... 58.00
Engines fitted to boats or vessels not exceeding

... ... 50 KP. ... ... No Fee
Engines fitted to boat. or vessels exceeding 50

H.P. but not exceeding 100 H.P. ... ... $2.00
Engines fitted to boats- or vessels exceeding

... ... ... 100 H.P. ... 34.00
N.B. Cost of duplicate licences shall be equivalent to fifty per

cent of the cost for original licence.

2. COXSWNN, COXSWNN/DRIVER AND DRIVER'S
CERTIFICATE

A. Examination Fees
Coxswain of boats propelled solely by oars 50 cents
Coxswain of sail boats ... ... 51.00
Coxswain of boats propelled' by engines ... $1.00
Driver of boats propelled by engines ... 51.00
Coxswain-Driver ... ... ... $2.00

B. Fees for Certificate o f Competency
Coxswain of boats propelled solely by oars 50 cents
Coxswain of sail boats ... ... 50 cents
Coxswain of boats propelled' by engines ... 52.00
Driver of boats propelled by engines ... 52.00
Coxswain-Driver ... ... ... $4.00

Cost of duplicate certificate shall be equivalent to fifty per cent
of cost for original.

3. Where there is no examiner resident at the Port of Examina-
tion, the travelling and subsistence expenses of the examiner shall
be paid by the owner of the boats or vessels requiring examination
in addition to the other fees prescribed. Where more than one
boat or vessel is being examined on any particular date, the
travelling and subsistence expenses of the examiner shall be shared
by the owners of the boats or vessels being examined.

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THIRD SCHEDULE (Rule 4)

AREAS OF THE HARBOUR LIMITS WITHIN WHICH BOATS A& VESSELS
ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CARRY LIGHTS WHEN AT ANCHOR

A. Kingston and Port Royal
(1) The area of the sea adjacent to the Royal Jamaica Yacht

Club boundzd by the foreshore, the Texas Company Pier
up to a point of 100 feet from the southern end thereof, a
straight line from this point to a point 100 feet north of
the Texas Company's mooring Buoy and thence to the
south-eastern comer of Sirgany's Bathing Club enclosure.

(2) An area adjacent to the premises of the Government of
Jamaica situated near the western end of Water Lane
bounded by the foreshore between the eastern and western
boundaries of the property, by a straight line drawn 180
feet from the two boundaries extended to 450 feet and
by a straight line joining the last mentioned points.

(3) At any location at Port Royal between the foreshore and
three fathom contour indicated on the British Admiralty
Chart extended along the northern foreshore to a h e
joining Chevannes Beacon and the north-westem comer
of the Coal Wharf.

B. A11 other Harbours
The area within the Harbour limits between the foreshore and

the three fathom contour shown on the British Admiralty Chart
and subject to the approval of the Harbour Master.

C. Generally
Any area within the limits of any harbour, which the Harbour

Master shall determine by notification published in the Gazette
and a daily newspaper.

FOURTH SCHEDULE (Rule 53)
SHIP CHANNEL

A line on the north side from Burial Ground Beacon, passing
through North Burial Ground Beacon, Augusta Beacon. Saint
Albans Beacon, Hunts Bay Buoy; thence to the Esso Dolphin.

A line on the south side from Two Sisters Beacon, passing through
Sphinx Beacon, Mammee Beacon, East Horse Shoe Beacon; thence
to Middle Ground Beacon.

A line on the east side joining Middle Ground Beacon and the
Esso Dolphin.

A line on the West side joining Burial Ground Beacon and
Two Sisters Beacon.

HARBOUR LIMITS
Kingston :

The area of the sea to the northward of the Palisadoes
extending from Harbour Head to Port Royal and a straight
line from Fort Charles Flagstaff at the Port Royal to the
jetty at Small Point.

Morant Bay:
The area of the sea enclosed within the foreshore and straight
lines drawn N.E. and N.W. from Galetea Rock to the
foreshore.

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WOUR LIMTTS

Port Morant :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from Palm Point through Emerald Isle to the
mainland.

Manchioneal :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from Nettle Point to Sharp Nose Point.

Port Antonio :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from Nose Point to the North Point of Navy
Island and thence to Folly Point.

Annotto Bay:
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn west from Free Point till it meets the mainland.

Port Maria:
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from Fort Point to the South Point of Cabaritta
Island and thence south to mainland.

Oracabessa : NO^. :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight fEh
line drawn from Middle Point to Oro Point. buoy in

OutpoRc
St. Ann's Bay : for the use

The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and straight ~~~~~~t
line joining Realer's Point and Drax Hall Point. moorings

only and
must not be
subjected
t o havy

Rio Bueno: s l n h .
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line joining East Point and West Point.

Falmouth :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from Old Fort Point to beacon making the eastern
side of the entrance channel and thence to the mouth of the
Martha Brae River.

Montego Bay :
The seaward arc of a circle of radius one and a half miles.
centred on the Front Leading Range Beacon in the Railway
Yard, and the coastline to the eastward encompassed by the
abovementioned arc.

Lucea :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line joining Antonio Point and Lucea Point.

Green Island :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from S.W. Point through One Tree Island to the
mainland.

Savanna-Ia-Mar :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line drawn from' Robins Point to Broad Stag Reef Beacon
and thence to Paradise Point.

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HARBOUR LIMITS

Black River:
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore and a straight
line joining Longacre Point and Parottee Point.

Ocho Rios:
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore between Bull
Point and Village Point by a straight line running north-east
at 045" from Bull Point, and by a straight line running
north-west at 315" from Village Point.

Portland Bight :
The area of the sea enclosed by the foreshore between
Portland Point and Polink Point, by a straight line from
Portland Point to Barebush Cay and a straight line from
Barebush Cay to Polink Point.

Little Pedro Point:
The area of the sea enclosed within the foreshore and
a radius of three miles from the southern extremity of Little
Pedro Point.

N m :
The following notes including the form of the survey report have been

issued by the Harbour Master for the guidance of the public on the practice
which will be adopted in his department to secure compliance with the life-
saving and safety equipment provisions of the Harbour Rules, and also to
explain the purpose of certain of the rules. They have no statutory force.

NOTE: For the purposes of these Rules with regard to the provision
of life-saving and safety equipment boats and vessels will be
classified as follows :

Boats less than 16 feet in length ... Class 1
Boats 16 feet and over but less than 26 feet ... Class 2
Boats 26 feet and over but less than 40 feet ... Class 3
Boats 40 feet and over but less than 65 feet ... Class 4
Boats 65 feet and over ... ... ... Class 5

Rule 3:
Note that the rules only apply to boats or vessels operating within the

limits of any harbour as defined in the rules. The channels or approaches
to any harbour are those channels or approaches defined in the Appendix to
this leaflet. Any craft operating outside the defined harbour and channels or
approaches to such harbour will require a Coastwise Sea Going certificate.

Rule 4:
All vessels shall carry approved Navigation Lights as follows:

(1) Port and Starboard Side Lights or a combined Lantern showing
Port and Starboard Lights.

(2) A white Light of approved design in the Fore Part of the vessel.
(3) A white Stem Light.

White Lights shall be visible for distance of three miles.
Coloured Lights shall be visible for one mile.
In addition every vessel shall have on board an efficient air whistle or

horn for use in giving "Crossing Signals" as required by the International
Regulations.

Rule 22:
Every boat or vessel must have its licence number clearly marked on each

bow and the harbour to which the boat or vessel belongs clearly marked on
the stem. The letters and numbers are to be in block characters of good
proportion not less than three inches in height.

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FOURTH SCHEDULE, contd.

Rules 27 to 31-Fire Prevention and Control
The purpose of these Rules is to ensure adequate safety measures in the case

of fire.
BulkheudsThese serve a three-fold purpose:

(I) To prevent the spread of oil from one compartment to another.
(2) To contain any fire.
(3) To contain any inert gas or substance used in fighting any fire.

The main requirements of these Rules are:
Engines must be separated from other compartments by bulkheads.
Gas Tanks must be in a separate compartment separated by bulkheads

from other compartments.
Engine and Fuel compartments must be ventilated.
Gauze diaphragms to be fitted to all air vents and filling pipes.
Fuel tanks are to be fitted with shut-off valves easily accessible outside

the compartment containing the tanks.
A remote control iixed CO2 or Halon system shall be fitted in every engine

compartment.
Any G d e y o r Cooking area shall be suitably fire-proofed.
Portable Fire Extinguishers shall be readily available in every compart-

ment and the minimum number on board shall be in accordance with
the following table :

Class 1 vessels 1
2 1
3 2
4 2
5 3

Fire Extinguishzrs shall be of approved type i.e.
Foam 2 galls.
CO2 or Halon 5 l-b
Dry Powder 2$ l-b

Note that in case of Class 1 and Class 2 boats, the requirements for
water-tight bulkheads m y be waived at the discretion of the Surveyor.

Rule 32:
Every vessel shall be provided with an efficient hand operated bilge pump.

Rule 33--Carrying Capacity
The maximum number of passengers any boat or vessel is permitted to carry

shall be determined by the Surveyor using the following criteria:
One passenger for each 18" of width of fixed seating. If fixed seating

is fitted in rows the distance between seat fronts shall be at least 3 0
inches;
or
One passenger for 10 square feet of clear deck space.

The maximum number of passengers may be determined by either of the
above methods or by a combination of both methods.

The maximum number of passengers may be further limited by stability
considerations.

Rule 36:
Life-saving and safety equipment shall be provided on all vessels to the

following scale :

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FOURTH SCHEDULE, contd.

Life-jackets
One approved type life-jacket for each person on board plus 10%
of such number of a type suitable for children.

Lije-buoys and Lije-rings
To be an approved type and to the following numbers:
Boats or vessels Classes 1 and 2 ... ... at least :1

... Boats or vessels of Classes 3 and 4" ... at least 2
Boats or vessels of Class 5 ... ... ... at least 3

Distress Signals
Boats or vessels of Ciasea 3, 4 and 5 tw carry a t least 2 Rod H a m .

Anchor and Wrap
Every boat or vessel to be provided with an anchor of suitable
design and size together with a wrap of suitable size at least 10
fathoms (60 feet) in length.

Rule 38:
Every vessel shall have a Load Line marked on the hull.
The requirements of this rule may be varied at the Surveyor's discretion

if the size of the boat or vessel renders it unnecessary in his opinion.
APPENDIX

Defining Approaches to Harbours
For all harbours in Jamaica, the approaches to any harbour shall be considered

as extending no farther than one half mile to Seaward of the Seaward limit
of such harbour.

MARINE BOARD
JAMAICA

Marine Board Licence
Survey Report

Name of Vessel
Where Kept
Owner
Address of Owner
When Built
Where Built
Type
H.P. of Engine
Length
Breadth
Depth
Freeboard
Draught
Tonnage

Classification

(Harbour Rules)

Note ... ... Boats less than 16 feet in Length Class 1
Boats 16 feet and over but less than '26 feet ... Class 2

... Boats 26 feet and over but less than 40 feet ... Class 3 ... Boats 40 feet and over but less than 65 feet ... Class 4 ... ... ... Boats 65 feet and over ... Class 5
(A) Navigation Lights (Rule 4)

I. Side Lights (Separate or combined Lantern)
2. Mast Light
3. Stern ~ i & t
4. Is range of white light 3 miles? Sidelight 1 mile
5. Is effiaent air whistle or horn pronded?

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(B) Method of Boarding (Rule 17)

6. Is method of boarding vessel satisfactory?
(C) Marking of Vessels (Rule 22)

7. Is Licence Number marked on bow?
8. Is Port marked on stem?

ID) F i n Prevention and Control (Rule 27) . ,
9. Are engines Gas? Diesel?
10. Are engines separated from other compartments by bulkheads?
1 1. Are bdkheads satisfactory?
12. Are fuel tanks in separate compartments?
13. Is fuel tank com artment separated from crew and passenger

spaces by sstisgctory bulkheads?
14. Are gauze diaphraps fitted to hlling and air pipes?
15. Are at least two su~table ventilators fitted in each engine and

fuel compartment?
16. Are fuel tanks. fitted with shut-off valves?

easdy access~ble outs~de the compartment?
17. Dimensions of engine compartment

L B D
18. cubic space
19. Quantity of C02 or Halon m u i r e a.t ltb per 10 cu. fi
20. Quantity of C O z or Halon pronded
21. Is this in fired system with remote operation?
22. as C# or ,Halon control near steermg position?

~ -

If not specify position
23. Is Galley or cooking area suitably fire-proofed?

@) Fire Extinguishers (Rule 28)
24. Number of fire extinguishers provided?

Note Clyses 1 and 2 1
3 and 4 2

Class 5 3
State here types and sizes 1)

1)
i j

25. Are extinguishers in suitable positions?
(F) Biie Pump (Rule 32)

26. Is manual bilge pump fitted?
27. Other means of freeing bilges of water?

(G) Paaseager Capacity (Rule 33)
28. Number of crew required
29. Number of passengers permitted

Number-of passengers by seating
Number of Dassemzers bv deck s w .

Lif-ving and Safety E~&G (Rule 36j
30. Number of approved life-jackets
3 1. Number of +dd type life-jackets
32 Number of hfe-buoys provided

Note C l y e s 1 and 2 1
3 and 4 2

Class 5 3
33. Number of Red Distress Flares provided
34. Date of manufacture of Flares
35. Is suitable anchor provided?
36. Type and size
37. Is wrap suitable and 10 fathoms in length?
38. Is Load Line marked on Hull?

1st Survey
Surveyor's Remarks
Subsequent Renewal Surveys.

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