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Special Navigation Regulations – Harbour Master’s General Direction No 1

6 Knot Speed Limit

By virtue of the provisions of Sec. 52 Harbour, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847, Sec. 12 Southampton Harbour Act 1939, Article 37 and Schedule 2 The River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969, the River Hamble Harbour Master has made the following General Direction:

1. This Direction is given to Masters1 and persons having command or charge of any vessel2 other than those vessels listed in paragraph 3 i) to 3 v)

2. This Direction applies at all times and in all areas within the limits of the River Hamble Harbour3.

3. This Direction is not given to Masters and persons having command or charge of :-

4. No vessel, except those listed in paragraphs 3(i) to 3 (v), shall proceed at a speed of greater than 6 knots through the water.

5. This Direction is given notwithstanding the requirements of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea4 and Byelaw 55.

6. Not to comply with this Direction is a criminal offence for which the person having command or charge of the vessel may be prosecuted6.

David M Evans
Harbour Master River Hamble
Shore Road
Warsash SO31 9FR

4 January 2013

  1. Sec. 3 Harbour, Docks and Pier Clauses Act 1847
  2. As defined in Article 3 of the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969
  3. As prescribed in Article 4 of the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969
  4. Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996 [SI 75/1996]
  5. River Hamble Byelaws 1983
  6. Sec. 3 and Sec. 53 Harbour, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

Owners, Agents Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the master or persons in charge of their vessel or craft.



Special Navigation Regulations - Harbour Master’s General Direction No 2
International Regulations For Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colregs)

By virtue of the provisions of Sec. 52 Harbour, Docks & Piers Clauses Act 1847, Sec. 12 Southampton Harbour Act 1939, Article 37 and Schedule 2 The River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969, the River Hamble Harbour Master has made the following General Direction:

1. This Direction is given to Masters1 and persons having command or charge of any vessel2 .

2. This Direction applies at all times and in all areas within the limits of the River Hamble Harbour3 .

3. All vessels shall comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (the Rules) (as amended and as they may be amended in the future).

4. Nothing in the Rules shall interfere with the operation of special rules, Byelaws or Harbour Master’s Directions made by the River Hamble Harbour Authority4 .

David M Evans
Harbour Master River Hamble
Shore Road
Warsash SO31 9FR

4 January 2013

  1. Sec. 3 Harbour, Docks & Piers Clauses Act 1847
  2. As defined in Article 3 of the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969 thus: “vessel” includes anything (howsoever propelled or moved) constructed or used to carry persons or goods by water
  3. As prescribed in Article 4 of the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969
  4. See Rule 1 (b) of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972

Owners, Agents Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the master or persons in charge of their vessels or craft



Bye-Laws for the River Hamble undertaking bye-laws relating to vessels entering, using or leaving the river

The Hampshire County Council in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 83 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as incorporated under Article 4 of the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1969 (S.I. 1970 No. 249) as amended by the River Hamble Harbour Revision Order 1982 (S.I. 1982 No. 1370) and by section 67 of the Hampshire Act 1983 and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf make the following Bye-Laws:-

Citation
1. These bye-laws may be cited as the River Hamble Bye-Laws, 1983.

Bye-Laws relating to Restriction of Certain Vessels

Bye-Laws relating to vessels under tow

Bye-Laws relating to Anchorage and Mooring of Vessels

General

The Schedule

Bye-Laws revoked Article 2

 

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