PILOTS ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Minister to declare ports brought under the operation of this Ordinance and to define their limits.

4. Vessel not to move into, out of or within a port without a pilot except when authorised.

5. Appointment of pilots.

6. Amount of outward pilotage to be paid in advance.

7. Pilots in certain cases to demand payment over and above the amount of pilotage.

8. Penalty on pilot for misconduct.

9. Penalty on person acting as pilot without authority.

10. Pilot's liability limited.

11. Non-liability of Government, owner or master where pilot is employed.

12. Penalty on pilot offending against Ordinance Port Rule.

13. Ordinance not to extend to vessels in the service of the Republic and to vessels of war belonging to any Foreign State.

14. Offences against this Ordinance and debts due thereunder to be respectively punishable and recoverable in Magistrate's Courts and Primary Courts.

4 of 1899,

5 of 1928.

AN ORDINANCE to amend and consolidate the law relating to Pilots.

[Date of Commencement: 20th October, 1899]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Pilots Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires—

"Master Attendant” means the Master Attendant1 of any port and includes his deputies and assistants;

"master” includes any person having for the time being the charge, command or control of any vessel;

"pilot” means any person appointed under section 5 for the purposes of conducting vessels to or out of any port named in such appointment;

"port” means any port brought within the operation of this Ordinance under section 3;

"vessel” includes any ship or boat or any other description of vessel used in navigation of above 100 tons register.1

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe to a subscription plan to view this part of the article.