Harbours Act

Link to law: http://www.moj.gov.jm/laws/harbours-act
Published: 1874-01-01

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THE HARBOURS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Power to constitute and declare the extent of, alter and abolish

4. Harbour of Kingston its extent.
5. Appointment, and removal of Harbour Master.
6 . Disqualifications for Harbour Master.
7. Rules.
8. Duty of Harbour Master as to buoys, etc.
9. Penalty on obstructions to buoys.

10. Penalty on injury, removal, etc., of any buoy, etc.
11. Expense of reinstating buoy, etc.
12. Duty of Harbour Master to reinstate buoy, etc.

Expense thereof, how recoverable.
13. Inquiry as to mud ballast.
14. Mud ballast not to be taken on board.
15. Removal of wreck, hulk, etc., from harbour.
16. Survey of any vessel, wreck. hulk, etc., mentioned in section IS.
17. Recovery against owners of expenses of removal of vessel, wreck.

18. Penalty for wilfully sinking vessel in harbour.
19. Penalties for throwing mud. oil, 2tc.. into harbour.
20. Penalty for injuring harbour protections.
21. Stones not to be taken from certain reefs, shoals. etc., near

22. No stones, etc., to be carried away from certain cays near Port

23. Liabilities of Harbour Master as to mooring vessels.
24. Power of Harbour Master as to mooring vessels.
25. Offences in any harbour.
26. Offeaoes in the Harbour of Kingston.

harbours.

etc.

Port Royal.

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27. Disputes r e f d to Authonity.
28. Offences how punishable.
29. Appointments and rules to appear in the Gazette.
30. Proceedings for penalties and enfomment thereof.
31. Damages awarded at the time of adjudging penalties.

Enforcing pyment thereof.
How far a bar.

32. Action in Supreme or Resident Magistrate’s Court for & m a p
and expenses.

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THE HARBOURS ACT l M W
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1. This Act may be cited as the Harbours Act. Sbolt title.
lnterpmt.-
tiOioa

2. IU this ACt-
“boat” means any canoe or craft undecked however

“captain” includes the master or person for the time being
in charge of any vessel;

“Harbour Master” means the Harbour Master of the
harbour in or nearest to which the duty or work is or
has to be performed or in or nearest to which the act
or omission shall have occurred, or the deputy of such
Harbour Master as the case may be;

“mud” includes tidal mud and all other mud of any
description, and all mixtures of earth or sand with
mud;

“owner” m m s at the seleotim of the Authority the person
who was owner at the time the vessel, wreck, hulk or
floating timber became an obstruction in any harbour,
or the person who has subsequently become owner by
purchase or otherwise;

“reinstate” means with respect to any buoy, stake, or mark,
the complete restoring of the buoy, stake, or mark to
its previous position, condition, state of repair and
efficiency, with all its peculiarities as a guide or mark
for vessels, and in all cases in which it may in the
opinion of the Harbour Master be necessary, the sub-
stitution of an entirely new buoy, stake, or mark in the
same position, and in good and efficient condition, and
of good materiaIs, to the satisfaction of the Harbour
Master,

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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.

power to 3. The Minister may from time to time constitute any
and declare port, roadstead, bay, creek, or inlet, or any waters or places,
of, alter and to be a harbour of this Island, and may define and declare
abolish the extent and boundaries of any harbour now existing,

or hereafter to be constituted, and may alter the extent
or boundaries of any harbour and may abolish any harbour
and declare the same to be no longer a harbour of this
Island, and may reconstitute any harbour, and all legal
harbours existing, on the coming into operation of this
Act, shaIl continue to be harbours within the meaning of
this Act, until so abolished or altered

constitute

the extent

harbours

Harbour of 4. Until and except as altered under this Act, the
Kingston its
extent. Harbour of Kingston shall include all the body of water

between the shores in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew,
Saint Catherine, to the northward of the Palisadoes, from
Harbour Head to Port Royal, and of a straight line from
the westernmost point of the land at Fort Charles, in Port
Royal, to the southernmost point of the Twelve Apostles
Battery.

Appoin:.
menl. and
X O l " V d
Harbour
Master.

Diaqualifi-
cations for
Harbour
Master.

5. It shall be lawful for the Governor-General from time
to time to appoint a fit and proper person as Harbour
Master to any harbour of this Island, and to remove any
FxrFour Master. and the same person may be appointed
Harbour Master of more than one harbour.

6. No person shall be appointed Harbour Master for any
harbour in which he acts as agent or consignee for vessels,
or on the shores of which is a wharf in which he has any
interest as absolute or partial owner, tenant, or whariinger;
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consignee, or shall become so interested in any such wharf,
shall be deemed to have resigned his appointment as such
Harbour Master, and the Governor-General shall in such
case appoint some other person to fill the vacancy in such
Office.

7 . 4 1 ) The Authority may make rules for the regul'a- Rulu
tion and control of any harbour in the Island and of the
channels and approaches leading thereto and of persons,
boats and vessels using any such harbour or approaches,
and for all purposes connected with any such matters.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the
generality of the foregoing power, such rules may-

(U) regulate the movement of boats and vessels in any
harbour, or in the channels or approaches thereto,
and the conduct of the Masters of, and of all
persons on board, any such boats or vessels;

(b) prescribe the construction of, and accommodation
on, any boats or vessels to be licensed for use in
such harbours, channels or approaches for carry-
ing passengers, and the safety devices to be
provided and the safety measures to be employed
on such boats and vessels;

(c) provide for the granting and refusing by the
Authority of licences for boats and vessels to
be used for carrying passengers or goods in such
harbours, channels and approaches, and for per-
sons owning or operating such boats or vessels,
and for the conditions to be attached to the grant
of such licences;

(d) provide for the granting and refusing by the
Authority of certificates of competency to a41 per-
sons engaged in the navigation or handling of
any boats or vessels to be used for carrying pas-
sengers or goods in such harbours, channels or
approaches;
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(e) provide for the inspection and examination of any
boats or vessels to be used for carrying passengers
or goods in such harbours, channels or approaches;
provide for the charging of fees (and prescribe the
fees to be charged) in connection with any matter
or thing to be done under rules made under this
section, and for the payment of fees to the pre-
scribed persons;

(g) provide for the charging of travelling allowance
and subsistence allowance (and prescribe the rates
of such allowances) in respect of the travelling or
of the subsistence of any person performing any
inspection or examination of any boat or vessel
unde: paragraph (e) and for the payment of such
allowances to the prescribed persons;

(h) prescribe penalties, not exceeding two hundred
dollars, for the breach of any rule.

(3) The making, alteration or rescission of any rules
under the provisions of this section shall be subject always
to the approval of the Minister

8. It shall be the duty of each Harbour Master, at the
expense of the Island, to keep in good and sufficient order
and repair, and in their proper places, and with all special
distinctions of colouring and shape, all buoys, stakes, and
marks for the time being of the harbour of which he is
Harbour Master, and of all channels near or leading into
or out of the same, and also, when directed by the Minister,
to erect, float, and place other marks, stakes, or buoys in
such places, and of such colours and shapes, and in such
manner as the Minister shall direct, and to keep and render
to the Accountant-General accounts of the expense thereof,
in such manner as may be directed by the Minister.

9. If any person makes fast, or hangs on, or secures any
vessel, boat, or lumber to any buoy, stake, or mark in any
harbour, or on or near any of the shoals, islands, or quays

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in, about or near any harbour of this Island, or in, about,
or near any channel in or leading into such harbour, or
causes any obstruction to any vessel approaching, or going
out of, or navigating in such harbour, by surrounding with
boats, canoes, or lumber, any of such buoys, stakes, or
marks, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty
dollars.

10. If any person removes, injures, alters, or destroys Penalty on
any such buoy, stake, or mark, or any stave or vane attached
thereto, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding eighty t&;f,~’
dollars, and also to pay all expenses of reinstating such
buoy, stake or mark.

11, If any vessel or boat shall in any way remove, Exwnse of
reinstating displace, or injure any such buoy, stake, or mark, the b UOY. etc.

person in charge of such vessel or boat shall pay all expense
incurred in reinstating such buoy, stake, or mark, and in
every case of such removal, displacement or injury by any
vessel, the Harbour Master shall give notice thereof to the
chief officer of Customs at the port of clearance, and in case
such vessel was at the time in charge of any person other
than a pilot, it shall not be entitled to a clearance until
such person shall have lodged with the Collector of Customs
a sum sufficient, in the opinion of the Harbour Master, to
reinstate such buoy, mark, or stake; and if such vessel were
in charge of a pilot, such pilot shall not be entitled to pilot
any vessel in or out of such harbour until he shall have
lodged with the Collector of Customs a sum sufficient, in the
opinion of the Harbour Master, to reinstate such buoy,
mark, or stake:

Provided that this section shall not apply to any case
where the removal, displacement, or injury was not caused
by any wrongful act or negligence on the part of the person
in charge of the vessel or boat, or of any person acting
under him; but the onus of proving that there was no such

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Duly of
Harbour
Master to
reinstate
buoy. etc.

Expense
thereof.
how
recoverable

Inquiry as
to mud
ballast.

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wrongful act or negligence shall be upon the person in
charge of such vessel or boat.

12. In the event of any buoy, stake, or mark being in any
way damaged, displaced, sunk, or removed, it shall be the
duty of the Harbour Master forthwith to reinstate such
buoy, stake, and mark at the expense of the Island. In
every such case the Harbour Master shall forthwith give
notice of such damage to the Minister, and, so far as
known, of the cause or occasion thereof, and of the person
liable therefor, in cases in which any person is or can be
made liable therefor under this Act, and shall render an
account of the expense attending such reinstatement in such
manner as may be directed by the Minister:

Provided, that in all cases in which under this Act the
expense of reinstating any buoy, stake, or mark shall be
payable by any person, the amount paid by the Treasury to
the Harbour Master for reinstating the same may, in
addition to all other penalties hereby imposed, be recovered
from such person in an action at the suit of the Crown for
money paid on account of such person at his request, and
a certificate, purporting to be signed by the Minister, shall
be prima facie evidence that the amount stated in such
certificate to have been paid was, in fact, properly paid in
respect of such damage :

Provided further, that it shall not be necessary that the
money should be so paid before any action is commenced,
but an action for damages at the suit of the Crown may be
commenced as soon as the damage is done.

13. It shall be the duty of each Visiting Officer to inquire
of the captain of each vessel entering the port or harbour
for which he is Visiting Officer, whether or not there is mud
ballast on board, and such captain shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars for any refusal
to give the required information, and for every false answer
to such inquiry; and it shall be the duty of such Visiting

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Officer forthwith to certify to the chief officer of Customs
of the port or harbour e\:ery case in which a vessel has mud
ballast on board, or in which he is not satisfied whether or
not such ballast is on board; and in every case of any such
certificate being given, the vessels so certified shall not be
cleared outwards or permitted to leave the port or harbour,
until such officer of Customs is satisfied that no mud ballast
was on board when the vessel entered the port or harbour,
or that all such mud ballast has been discharged.

14. No person shall use, take, or put on board any vessel biud bailat
not 10 be in any harbour, or other place of this Island, any mud as

ballast or otherwise. Every person so doing, and every board.
captain of a vessel knowingly permitting the same to be
done, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred
dollars; and on every infringement of this section the
Harbour Master shall give to the Collector of Customs,
or other chief officer of Customs of the port or harbour,
notice thereof; and no vessel on board of which such mud
shall be put, either as ballast or for any other purpose.
shall be entitled to a clearance until such mud shall have
been taken out.

and with the sanction of the Minister, remove out of the etc.. from
limits of any harbour, or to such part of any harbour as
the Authority may see fit, any wreck, hulk. OT other
obstruction in the harbour, or in the approaches to the
same, and also any floating timber which impedes the
navigation of the same, and any vessel which shall be sunk
or stranded in any harbour, or shall be aground, or laid
by or neglected as unfit for sea service, upon the shore,
or shoal water, or within the limits of any harbour, and
the expense of removing any such vessel, wreck, hulk,
obstruction, or floating timber shall be repaid by
the owner of the same; and the Authority may detain such
vessel, wreck, hulk, or floating timber, together with any
tackling, apparel. equipage or things found therein respec-

15. The Authmity may, at the expense of the Island ~ ; ~ ; ~ $ ,
harbour.

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tively, for securing the expenses, and on non-payment of
such expenses on demand to the owner, if the owner is
known and in Jamaica, or if unknown, or not in Jamaica,
or if he cannost be found, without any demand may sell
such vessel, wreck, hulk, or floa,ting timber, and also any
tackling, apparel, equipage, or things found thereon respec-
tively, or any part thereof paying the proceeds of suoh sale
int,o the Treasury. The owner shall be entitled to what re-
mains of such proceeds, after deducting the amount d dl
expenses of and incidental to, such d e , and of and inci-
dmtal to the taking and keeping possession and charge
and removal of such vessel, wreck, hulk, obstruction, or
Hmting timber.

survcy of 16. The Authority from ,time to time may direct any
wreck. hulk, vessel, wreck, hulk, or other object mentioned in section 15,

,ioncd in to be surveyed with a view to the exercise of the power
hereinbefore conferred. The expense of every such survey
shall be borne by the owner of the vessel, wreck, hulk,
or other object surveyed.

The report of any surveyor under this section shall be
prima fncie evidence of the facts stated in such report, and
shall if the facts stated are sufficient. wmrant the exercise
of the powers conferred by section 15.

17. The owner of any vessel, wreck, hulk, or floating
timber in respect of which any expenses have been incurred
by the Authority under the authority of this Act, not-
withstanding the said vessel, wreck, hulk, or floating timber
has not been sold under the provisions of section 15, may
be proceeded against forthwith for the recovery of such
expenses, and may be sued by the Secretary of the A u t h o w
as plaintiff in the Resident Magistrate’s Court which he
may select as most cmvenimt, or in the Supreme Court,
according as the amount involved may be within their
respective jurisdictions.

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18. Every person who shall wilfully sink any vessel in Penalty fur
wilfuliy any harbour, without having first obtained the permission ,in!&,ng

in writing of the Authorjty, shall he iiable to a penalty ~~{~~~
not exceeding two hundred dollars. In addition to such
penalty, he shall be liable to pay all expenses incurred by
the Harbour Master in removing such vessel. Such damages
may be awarded by the Court before whom the person is
convicted in the manner specified in section 31, or such
damage may be recovered in an action in the manner
specified in section 32.

19.-(1) If any captain of any vessel or any other pzrson Penalties
shall throw or deposit, or permit to be thrown or deposited- ing mud.

(a) any rubbish, earth, mud, stone, sand, ballast or into har-

(b) any oil or mixture containing oil or oil residues, ’. 2,

for throw-

uil. etc..

bour.
1 / 1963 other similar matter; or

in any channel leading into or out of any harbour, or in
any place within the limits of any harbour other than such
place therein as shall be set apart for such purpose he
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding two thousand
dollars.

“oil” means oil of any description and includes spirit pro-
duced from oil of any description and also includes
coal tar;

“oil residues“ means any waste material consisting of, or
arising from, oil or a mixture containing oil.

(2) For the purposes of this section-

20. If any person shall dig up or carry away any stones, pena!ty for

harbour is protected, he shall be liable to a penalty not protections
exceeding sixty dollars.

mjunng sand or ballast from any reef or breakwater, by which any h arbour

21. No person shall take from the reefs or shoals, or Jig Stones not
up any stones below high water mark, from the easternmost fro,,, certain
or southernmost part of the cays, lying off Port Royal, and ~ ~ ~ n ~ ~ ~ ’ 5 .
no stones, small or great, shall be fetched or taken up for

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ballast, or for any other use, from the easternmost side of
the point on Fort Royal, so far as Plumb Point, under a
penalty not exceeding sixty dollars.

No S * O ~ C S . 22. No stones, shell, gravel, or sand shall be taken up or
carrid away carried away by any person from any cays or shoals from
sw near between One Bush Cay to the easternmost Cay so called, or
PortRoyal. within the space or compass of three miles within or with-

out the said Cays or either of them, under a penalty not
exceeding sixty dollars:

etc., to be

from certain

Liabilities
of Harbour
Master as
to mooring
VCSaelS.

Power of
Harbour
Masier as
to mooring
vwsck

Meam in
my harbour

Provided that this section shall not hinder any person
from taking any stones from the westward or northwest-
ward of the leewardmost channel.

23. Every Harbour Master who, from ignorance or
neglect, shall moor or place, or caused to be moored or
placed, any vessel in such a position as to occasion damage
to it, or to any other vessel, or to any wharf, shall be liable
to make good such damage, and may be proceeded against
by action in the Supreme Court or Resident Magistrate's
Court according to the amount involved.

24. Every Harbour Master shall, subject to the harbour
ruler. and to any direction of the Authority, have full
power to direct and regulate the locality, position, and
method of mooring the vessels within such harbour, and
generally to give directions for the due regulation of the
harbour, and the boats and vessels therein, and to vary any
directions given.

25. Every captain of a vessel, and every other person,
who shall commit any of the following offences in any har-
bour, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred
and twenty dollars-

allowing pitch, tar, turpentine, rosin, or other com-
bustible matter to be boiled or heated on board of
any vessel. or in any boat, unless such boat shall
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have been moored at least thirty fathoms distant
from the nearest vessel and wharf;

beating, blowing or using, or permitting to be beaten,
blown, or used on board of any vessel, any drum,
trumpet, horn, or other noisy instrument, to the
disturbance or annoyance of any of the inhabitants
of any city or town binding on or adjacent to the
harbour in which such vessel shall be lying;

burning, scorching, or paying, or allowing the side or
bottom of any vessel to be burned, scorched, or
payed at any place other than a careening place
or place appointed by the Harbour Master for the
purpose;

cutting, breaking, or untying the rope or chain by
which any buoy is held to or connected with
any anchor, place, or thing; or setting loose
any buoy from any anchor, place, or thing, to
which it shall have been attached;

discharging, or causing or permitting to be discharged,
any firearms on board of any vessel, a steam
vessel, whose anchor is about to be weighed pre-
paratory to her departure, excepted;

employing, or causing to be employed, or permitting
to remain on board of any vessel, any indentured
apprentice, or immigrant labourer under contract,
without the permission of his master or employer;

kindling, or permitting to be kindled, a fire on board
of any vessel, in any other than a proper iron
fireplace or caboose;

obstructing any Harbour Master in the discharge of
any of his duties, or refusing or neglecting to obey
his lawful directions;

obstructing or hindering the mooring, unmooring,
removal, or placing of any vessel ordered by the
Harbour Master to be moored, unmoored,
removed, or placed in any situation;

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refusing or neglecting, whenever a boat is passing to
or from any wharf to which a vessel is attached
by a bow or stern fast, to slacken such bow or
stern fast, so as to permit the passage of such
boat; or, whenever a boat is veered astern of any
vessel to haul such boat up close astern of such
vessel, whenever any other vessel shall happen to
be passing;

refusing or neglecting to moor, unmoor, remove, or
place any vessel at the time, and in the place and
manner directed by the Harbour Master of the
harbour in which the vessel shall happen to be;

removing any vessel from one wharf to another, or
from any other place to a wharf, or from a wharf
to any other place, without having previously
informed the Harbour Master and received his
direction in respect to such removal;

suffering the dead body of any human being or the
carcass of any animal to remain on board of any
vessel more than twelve hours:

throwing, or casting into, or letting go, or causing to
be thrown, or cast into, or let go, in any harbour,
or leaving or causing to be left on the shore of the
sea of the same, without the permission of the
Harbour Master, the carcass of any animal, either
from any vessel in, or from any part of the shore
of such harbour.

offence?.

Harbour

of Kingston.

26. Every captain of a vessel, and every other person,
who shall commit any of the following offences in thc
Harbour of Kingston, shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding one hundred and twenty dollars-

omitting, within twenty-four hours after he has
anchored the vessel, under his command, or within
twenty-four hours after he has received the har-
bour regulations, to deposit all the gunpowder in
such vessel at such place as may be appointed

in the

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by the Minister for the purpose, or omitting, on
demand of the Harbour Master, to produce to such
Harbour Master a receipt from the officer in charge
of the magazine for such gunpowder;

omitting to have the flying jib-boom and main-boom
of his vessel close rigged in, or not keeping them
so, when required by the Harbour Master to do so;

receiving any gunpowder. or knowingly permitting
the same to be received, on board his \!essel. in the
said harbour;

taking up or carrying away, without the permission
of the Harbour Master, any earth, sand, stones,
or ballast, from the Palisadoes :

Provided always, however, that when a vessel in the
Harbour of Kingston has gunpowder on board in transit
stowed in properly constructed magazines, if the Harbour
Master is satisfied that no damage is likely to arise from the
fact of such gunpowder being so stowed as aforesaid, he
may authorize the captain of such vessel to omit depositing
such gunpowder at the place appointed by the Minister for 42,1969
the purpose, and in that case the captain shall be relieved 3rd sch.
from the liability to any penalty for such omission.

Disputes
referred to 27. In case of any dispute arising between any Harbour

Master and any captain, consignee, or owner of any vessel, ~urhority.
touching the method in which such Harbour Master shall
perform his duties, or touching any direction he shall give
as Harbour Master in any particular case, the matter may
be forthwith referred to the Authority, who may decide
the matter as they shall think fit.

28. Every breach of this Act, and every breach of any Otrenccs
rule or ordinance made under or recognized by this Act, punishable.
shall be punishable by the penalty specially imposed, and
in case of any fine being imposed, the court trying the case
may, if it think fit order that the informer shall receive, out
of the amount of the fine when paid, such portion thereof as

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may in such order be mentioned, and thereupon the officer
receiving such fine from the party convicted shall forthwith
pay over, on application, such portion thereof to the
informer specified in such order.

Appoinl. 29. ,411 appointments made by the Governor-General,
and ali rules appro:.ed by the Minister, under this Act,
shall be published in the Gazerte, and shall come into
operation on such publication, or at such other time as may
be therein specified. It shall not be necessary to prove in
any proceedings under such rules that they were so pub-
lished, but it shall be lawful to prove that they were not
so published.

ments and
l0

Proc=dmt 30. All proceedings for penalties under this Act, or under
and enforce- any rules or ordinances made under or recognized by this for penalties
mcnt thcreof Act, may be tried summarily and the court in default of

payment forthwith of any penalty, may award imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding
six months, where the maximum penalty exceeds eighty
dollars, and not exceeding three months in all other cases.

Damages
,warded at
the time of
adjudging
penalties.

Enforcing
Payment
tbertoe.

How far
bar.

31. Whenever any person i s adjudged liable to any
penalty under this Act, or under any ordinance made under
or recognized by this Act, in respect of any injury to, or
removal or destruction of, any buoy, stake, or mark, or for
sinking any vesscl, it shall be lawful for the court before
whom such person is convicted, if it shall think fit, to
adjudge that such person shall pay, in addition to the
penalty, the amount of the damage,-to be then fixed by the
court caused by such injury, removal, destruction, or
sinking, and the amount so fixed as damages may be
recovered in the same way, in all respects, as the penalty,
and the person convicted may be imprisoned, for non-pay-
ment thereof, in the same way as he might be imprisoned
for non-payment of the penalty. An order for the payment
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of damages under this section shall be a bar to any further
proceedings on the part of the public in respect of such
dam age .

32. Any damage to any buoy, stake, or mark, and all Action in
expenses incurred by any Harbour Master in removing R&dcnt
wrecks, damaged vessels, obstructions to harbours, or float- EFzy
ing timber, under this Act, or for which any person is 2 g -
liable under this Act, or under any rule or ordinance made cxpcnses.
under or recognized by this Act, may be recovered by action
at the suit of the Crown in the Supreme Court or Resident
Magistrate's Court according to amount.

Supreme or

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