Imatges de pÓgina

Omitting the first proviso.

See London

Dock Act. le quays and wharfs in the said Import and Export ks. $ 87.

Section ocks deemed part of the port of London. $ 88.

113. bods, &c. landed or shipped upon or from the quays or fs, subject to the sume regulations, &c. as if landed or 112. ped upon or from the present legal quays. $ 89. ock company may land goods after the expiration of 1 days, and in default of erport or payment of duty 114. in sir months, the commissioners of customs may sell the omitumok the -. $ 90. This clause requires that the order for landing of goods

shall be lodged with the proper officer of customs

within the seven days. Power of the company to enter goods, if not entered by the 116. ers or consignees thereof. $91. Kuch goods not liable to seizure for inaccuracy in entry. $ 92. 116. And it shall be lawful for the company to detain any

goods so entered, until the person applying for the de-
livery or transfer thereof shall have lodged with the
company a counterpart of the bill of lading, which
shall have been signed for the same at the port of

lading in parts beyond the seas. Company empowered to prevent bulk being broken until the de entered at the Custom-house, and orders for landing 115. ged with the proper officer of the customs at the docks. $ 93.) Provided that nothing shall be construed to extend to

prevent the proper officer of the customs from causing
any part of the cargo to be landed and housed for
security of the revenue, or for clearing the ship when-

ever he shall see fit. The company authorized to employ persons to discharge or} 117. ud ships. $94. Penalty on master for not clearing deck of vessel of any) 117. pediment to the delivery. $ 94. The commander or mate to be on board during loading or

118. nloading. $ 95. Directors empowered to make rules, 8c. against smoking. $96. 120. Penalty on breaking lamps. $ 99.

124. Directors to appoint dock-masters, their powers, penalty on

125. lasters obstructing them. § 100. Vessels not to remain within 200 yards of the entrance of

off 126. he docks. $ 101.

Except at the Limehouse entrance into the South Dock. Regulating the mooring of vessels at the buoys of the com

127. No vessel to enter or navigate in the docks under sail. § 103. 129. Deck-master to direct dismantling, &c. of vessels. § 104. 129.

Orders given by directors or dock-master shall not affect responsibility of the person having the charge of any ship or tessel.-The several orders and directions to be from time to time given by the said directors, or by any person duly ap. pointed to execute the office of dock-master, to the master of any ship within the said docks, shall not extend or be con

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pany. $ 102.

. See London

Dock Act. strued to extend to lessen or diminish any responsibility which the said master shall be subject or liable to in respect of such ship, or the cargo thereof. $ 105.

Section Dock-master to remore or order out light vessels. § 106. 130. Dock-masier to direct the remoral of lighters, &c. § 107. 131.

Goods of a dangerous nature sent to the docks to be marked.} 132. $ 108.

Penalty for not remoting combustibles when required. $ 109. 133. No gunpowder or loaded gun to be brought into the docks. 134.

Penalty len pounds, and not less than fire pounds. $ 110. Lighters not to receive or deliver more than twenty-five) pounds of gunpowder within 200 yards of the dock entrances. 135. $111. No combustible matter to be melled on board any vessel

136. within the docks. $112.

Penalty ten pounds, and not less than five pounds. Fires, candles, &c. not to be lighted, ercept as regulated by] 137, directors. .

Obstrucling officers going on board ships in the docks, &c. $114. 138.

Masters and owners of vessels, &c. answerable for damage 139, done to the docks by their servants. $ 115. Power to remore wrecks, anchors, Sc. $70.

93. ballast overboard. Owners and masters may recover against their servants. $116. 140.

Except that there is no limitation in the amount. Destroying the ropes of vessels. $ 118.

142: No fees to be taken. § 119.

143. Recovery and application of penalties. $ 122.

146. Justice may give informer a part of any penalty. § 123. 157. Justice may proceed by summons in the recovery of penal

158. ties. $ 124. Damage and charges, in case of dispute, to be settled by

149. iustices. § 125. Parties aggrieved may appeal to the sessions. $ 127.

151. For securing offenders. $ 129.

153. Service of notice on the company. § 135.

159. Notices given by company to be signed by the clerk. $ 136. 160. Officers not to be incompetent witnesses. $137.

161. Persons giving false evidence. & 138.


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From the 16 July, 1832. IMPORT VESSELS WHEN DISCHARGED BY THE COMPANY, Focling, mooring, and removing soithin the Docks until discharged. Ships' Cooperage or

ard the use of the Ducks, if from HAMBURGH, or the MEDITERRANEAN, for six es the date of Entrance; if frum any other Purt or Place, fur fuur weeks from the final

Per Ton Register.

an entirely, or in part, with Hogsheads and Tierces of Sugar or Molasses, 2 6 > with chests of Sugar above 5 cwt.

2 0 rely, with chests under 5 cwt. or bags of Sugar, Coffee, Spirits, Wine, Iron, -»pper, Brazs, Lead, Spelter, or other Metal, in Pigs, Bars, Rods, Plates, or inilar Pieces. Rice, or other Goods, (except Oil, Tallow, or Ashes,) packed in 16 Hales, Bags, Seroos, Casks, Cases, Chests, or similar Packages, or Wood in 'lanks or Billets, such as Dye Wood, Staves, &c. .... an entirely, or is part, with Mahogany, Timber, or other Wood in Logs., ..... 2 6 a entirely with Hemp, or entirely or in part with Goods in bulk...

19 ea entirely, or ia part, with Tobacco or Oil, not including ship's cooperage.... 1 6 en entirely with Tallow, not including ship's cooperage...

13 en entirely with mixed Cargoes of Hemp and Tallow, or Asbes, not including zip's cooperage,

s. d. Toa of Hemp

2 0 | the number of Tons charged not to exceed the Tos of Tallow or Ashes ........1 3) Register Tonnage. PS WOOD LADEN, FROM EUROPE OR THE NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES,

WHEN DISCHARGED BY THE COMPANY, decking, nooring, and removing within the Docks, until discharged; unloading the Cargoes, use of the Docks for any period not exceeding Four Weeks from the date of the final dis.

Per Ton Register.

8. d. tirely with Deals, Planks, Staves, or Wood in Billets rincipally with ditto, and bringing Hard Wood, or Pine Timber, for every load 16 of Hard Wood and Pine Timber 6, in addition .. wirely with Hard Wood or Pipe Timber si..


The espeace of docking, mooring, unmooring, and removing not included.

Per Ton Register.

8. d.

if six} 0 9 weeks, from other Ports or Places four weeks from the date of entrance... from any Port in the United Kingdom,-or European Port, outside the Baltic, between the North Cape and Ushant,) with Cargoes for trans.shipment, for de. livery op board Ships, or for laoding in either Dock, not remaining beyond,-if 06 from Harburgh six weeks, --if from any other Port or Place four weeks from the date of Entrance.. and Craft Coast wise, with Bricks for delivery on Board Ships and Vessels with

03 broken Granite or Paving Stones, pot remaining beyond One Week .. Is entirely Coro Laden, in lieu of Tonnage Rate, of 100 Tons and upwards ....each 21 0 - under 100 Tops

..each 10 6 to commence after One clear Day, from final discharge. is two thirds laden with Corn will be charged the usual topgage rates in proportion to the


Per Ton on the gross weight shipped.

8. d. be use of the Dock for one week

0 6 LIGHT VESSELS. The erpence of docking, mooring, unmooring, and removing not included.

Per Ton Register.

s. d. haring discharged in either of the Dooks, for any period not exceeding Four Weeks

0 6 from the date of entering.........

DOCK RENT. remaining over the periods specified, per week...

0 1 seis which re-enter after having been out for repair, will be allowed their privilege without reckoning the time they remained out.

FREIGHT BOOKS, #ners requiring an Abstract of their ship's cargo, or such proportion thereof as may be ded in the Docks, for the purpose of making up their freight accounts, will be furnished with

same at the following rate :--Each Abstract containing the weighis or quantities of 10 marks parcels, or under 28. ; of ll to 20 ditto, 3s. 6d.; upwards of 20 ditto, each mark or parcel 2d., not tu exceed 103. 61., including an Abstract of the Certificates of Damage.

H. LONGLANDS, T'est lađia Dock House, Billter Square,


RULES AND ORDERS To be observed by masters, pilots,* &c. having the charge of ships coming into, lying in, and going out of, the West India Docks, pursuant to an act of the present year of the reign of his Majesty King William IV.

The COMPANY's MOORINGS. The moorings in the river, within 200 yards of each of the entrances at Blackwall, and that into Limehouse Basin, and within 150 yards of the Limehouse entrance of the south dock, are reserved for the exclusive use of vessels entering into, or which have recently come out of the docks. Not more than nine ships can be permitted to make fast at each mooring chain.

Every master in charge of any ship, of any description whatsoever, lying within the above distance, shall immediately remove the same, when so required by the dock-masters or their assistants. Penalty fire pounds for every hour which such vessel may remain.

Pilots shall not attempt to place ships inside the buoys, if other ships have previously brought up, but shall bring them to their births in due succession on the outside, unless they shall be expressly ordered by the dock-master to take a birth inside the tier for the convenience of docking.

All parties creating obstructions will be prosecuted, and the penalties will be rigidly enforced.

VESSELS ABOUT TO ENTER The Docks, &c. Signals - The red flag on the flag-staff at the entrance, is the signal for ships to prepare. A blue flag will be kept flying the whole time proper for docking; when the tide has reached high water mark, that flag will be struck, and all ships must immediately haul off and re-moor.

Declaration book. ---When ships have brought up properly at the moorings, an officer will deliver the company's regulations, and the commander or pilot of every vessel exceeding 100 tons, must certify in the declaration book her draught of water; that she is provided with all necessary and sufficient warps, ropes, and tackle, to remove and moor her in safety ; and that her anchors are (or shall be before leaving the moorings) so secured and stowed as not to endanger the works, the ships therein, or the vessel herself.

Preparing ships for admission.--Every master or pilot, in charge of a ship, should lose no time in making the following preparations : viz. her anchors to be properly secured and stowed; her sails all

* Any pilot having charge of navigating any ship within the distance of 200 yards from the respective entrances into the docks from the river Thames, and either intended to go into or having recently come out of the docks, basins, or other works of the company, who shall refuse or neglect to obey such orders or directions as shall or may from time to time be given to such pilot by the dock-masters, touching or relating to the mooring, unmooring, moving, or removing such ships, so being under the charge or direction of such pilot as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty pounds, and not less than twenty pounds; and every such pilot shall be liable to be dismissed from being a pilot, or suspended from acting as such, at the discretion of the corporation, or other authority, by whom such pilot was licensed. See Pilot Act, 6 Gco. IV. c. 125. § 75. Part I. Chap. V.

; all quarter boats lowered down, guns unloaded, gunpowder* ut, fires extingaished, and sach otheri precautions taken as the naster may direct : when these preparations are completed, a flag pe hoisted at the fore, as a signal that the ship is ready. ships are required to send down top-gallant yards and strike Allant masts, and to have their jib and mizen booms rigged close inkins, martingales, and all out-riggers unshipped, if time will i, and at all events immediately after entering. Vessels will, er, be exempted from striking lower yards and top-masts, upon aster certifying that the same may be safely dispensed with, and ing to be answerable for all consequences; and before being | at the quay, the yards must be topped well up, and the yardlashed close in to the rigging. cking tickets and order of admission.--In fixing the order of sion, and issuing the docking tickets, regard will be had to the of the tides, and the size and draught of water of each vessel, as is the time of arrival: the largest ships must necessarily be taken en the tides are highest, although they may have arrived subnt to smaller vessels. Loaded vessels must always have the pree over light ships. Lkets will be withheld, and no ship can be admitted, if neither the er nor pilot are on board. The docking ticket will only remain in for the tide for which it is granted. the proper time for the admission of each ship, notice will be by hoisting her ticket number at the pier head, provided she has the signal for being properly prepared. any vessel shall attempt to gain admittance before her number is ed, the owners, and the master, pilot, or other person in charge,

be responsible for all consequences of such misconduct. ntering:- When a ship's number is hoisted, she must drop up to ntrance, and be ready with good and sufficient warps to send to pier, when ordered by the dock-masters. If the ship shall not come to the entrance she shall forfeit her turn. hen within the piers, proper ropes will be sent on board to guide check the vessel through the lock: the master and pilot will be

responsible for making these, as well as the ship's warps, properly on board : the vessel must be hauled a-heail by the latter, and they on no account to be cast off, unless ordered by the dock-master, 1 the ship is in the basin. very pilot must bring his boat into the basin, or South Dock, as it most essential part of his duty to moor the ship. So ship’s boats can be admitted into the Import Dock except such are conveniently stowed on deck. All other boats must be sent out the docks. The hatches of all loaded ships are to be locked down, I the keys delivered to the officer appointed to receive the same. The boats of ships in the South Dock which cannot be securely wed on deck, must be hauled up on the north bauk, or secured afloat such manner as the dock-master may direct, after the ship is

No gunpowder or loaded gun, or other loaded fire-arms of any description what3, shall be brought into any of the said docks, basins, lucks, cuts, entrances, or her works, or be suffered to remain on board of any ship or other vessel whatsoever creiu; and the master or owner, or person having the charge of any ship or vessel which such gunpowder or loald gun or other fire-arms shall be found as aforesaid, all forfeit and pay for every such offenco any sum not exceeding ten pounds nor less an five founds.

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