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Fees under

(No. 3-1874.)

1. It shall be lawful for the Chief Officer of Customs to demand and receive the fees mentioned in the Schedules A and B hereunto annexed.

2. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of the survey and admeasurement of ships to demand and receive from the owner, master, or commander of any ship or vessel admeasured by him, the fees mentioned in the Schedule C hereto annexed.

3. All fees to be received by the Chief Officer of Customs, under section 1 to be Section 1 of this Ordinance, shall be paid into the public treasury, paid into the to be carried to the public account of the Colony. (3 of 1874, s. 4.)


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4. The Act of the Imperial Parliament intituled "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894," shall, so far as the provisions thereof relate to the matters and things in this Ordinance provided for, and are not inconsistent therewith, be applicable thereto, and be read together with this Ordinance as forming one Ordinance, and be intituled "The Shipping Fees Ordinance." (3 of 1874, s. 6, amended.)


For registering a ship and granting a certificate of £ s. d. registry

For each form of bill of sale or mortgage issued

For each form of declaration issued

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For indorsing the names of owners upon certificate of
registry on change of owners

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For indorsing the names of owners upon certificate of
registry on change of masters

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For each entry in the registry book relating to transfer
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For each entry in the registry book relating to mortgage

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For transmitting particulars on application to transfer £ s. d.

registry to another port

For granting a certificate of mortgage or sale

For sales or mortgages made before registrar under cer-
tificates of sale or mortgage, each.

For each certified copy of documents under 64th section
Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

For inspection of the registry book

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1. Engagement or discharge of crews:

Ships under 60 tons

Ships between 60 and 100 tons.

Ships between 100 and 200 tons

And 5s. additional for every 100 tons.

2. Engagement or discharge of seamen separately
3. Copy of seaman's certificate of discharge
4. Indentures of apprentices

5. Certificate of deposit of any document

6. Sanction in writing to discharge of any seaman or apprentice

7. Rendering account of wages, &c. of seaman deceased

or left behind .

8. Copy of certificate of desertion

9. Examination of provisions or water

10. Attesting will of a seaman

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Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to be paid by master of vessel.

In case No. 1, the master may deduct for partial repayment from the wages of any mate, purser, engineer, surgeon, carpenter or steward, 1s. 6d. ; from all others, except apprentices, 18.

In case No. 2, the master may deduct in each case from wages, 1s.

Nos. 3 and 10, by seaman.

No. 4, by parties interested.
No. 9, by party to blame.


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For each certificate of survey, in addition to the above. For each certificate of survey or of identity where measurement of tonnage is not required

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Imported goods, except gunpowder,

ammunition, and petroleum, to be landed at Custom

House pier.

Wharfage dues abolished.

Power to

make rules.



(No. 7-1892.)

1. In this Ordinance the term "Custom House Pier" means the present Custom House Pier situate near the Western extremity of the Marina at Lagos, or any pier, wharf, or landing place which the Governor shall at any time by Order in Council, published in the Government Gazette, declare to be a Custom House Pier.

2. All goods imported by water into the Colony, except Gunpowder, Firearms and Ammunition within the meaning of the Firearms Ordinance and Petroleum as defined by the Petroleum Ordinance, shall be landed at a Custom House Pier: Provided that the Collector of Customs may permit the landing elsewhere than at a Custom House Pier of any merchandise or other goods upon which all Customs duties and fees payable in respect thereof shall have been duly paid.

3. From and after the commencement of this Ordinance no tolls or dues in respect of the landing of goods on or the shipping of goods from such Custom House Pier shall be charged or paid.

4. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council at any time. and from time to time to make and, when made, alter, suspend or revoke any Rules:

(1) To regulate the use and management of Custom House Piers.

(2) Making fees payable in respect of the services of Government Officers attending the landing or shipping of moveables at or from a Custom House Pier; and the application of such fees.

(3) Generally for better carrying this Ordinance into effect. And by any such Rule or Rules to attach a penalty not exceeding forty shillings to any breach thereof.

Every such Rule shall come into operation upon being proclaimed, and shall thereupon be binding upon all persons concerned subject to disallowance by His Majesty. (Amended.)

5. In case any sum payable under or by virtue of this Ordinance Recovery of by way of fee shall not be duly paid, it shall be lawful for the fees. Collector, or in an outlying District a Sub-Collector, of Customs to appoint some person to sue for the same, and such person shall thereupon be entitled to sue for and recover such sum together with costs of suit.

6. In any proceeding for the recovery of any sum payable, under Evidence. or by virtue of this Ordinance by way of fee, an account purporting to be signed by the Collector, or in an outlying District a SubCollector, of Customs and showing the amount claimed shall be admitted in evidence without proof of the signature and shall be sufficient evidence of such amount being due, unless the defendant shall prove the contrary, or that such account was not signed by the person by whom it purports to be signed.


7. All fees, penalties and costs recovered under or by virtue of Application this Ordinance, shall be paid into the Treasury and form part of of fees and the general revenue of the Colony: provided that it shall be lawful for the Governor to award to any person or persons by whose means or aid any such penalty as aforesaid shall have been recovered any sum or sums not exceeding in the aggregate one moiety of such penalty.

8. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Short title. Wharfage Dues Abolition Ordinance."

Light-dues to be paid.

By whom to be paid.

May be paid in advance.



(No. 10-1890.)

1. For every ship of a registered burden of 100 tons or over, whether British or Foreign, which shall enter any port of the Colony, there shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, be paid to the Collector of Customs at such port, in respect of lights, buoys and beacons of the Colony the sum of two shillings and sixpence for the first twenty-five tons registered burden of the said ship and an additional sum of two shillings for every additional twenty-five tons or odd fraction of twenty-five tons of her registered burden: Provided that such moneys, hereinafter called lightdues, shall not be payable in respect of any ship oftener than once in three months whether such ship shall enter any port of the Colony oftener than once during such period or not, or in respect of any telegraph ship of the African Direct Telegraph Company: and provided further that no light-dues shall be paid in respect of any ship of a registered burden of less than one hundred tons. (9 of 1906, s. 2.)

2. The following persons and each of them shall be liable for the payment of light-dues payable under or by virtue of this Ordinance, that is to say, the owner and the master of the ship in respect of which the same shall be payable, and every such consignee or agent of such ship as shall have paid or made himself liable to pay any other charge on account of such ship in her port of arrival or discharge.

Every consignee and agent, not being the owner or master, hereby made liable for the payment of light-dues in respect of any ship may, out of any moneys in his hands, received on account of such ship, or belonging to her owner, retain the amount of all light-dues payable under or by virtue of this Ordinance which shall have been properly paid by him in respect of such ship, together with any reasonable expenses that he may have incurred by reason of such payment or liability.

3. Light-dues may be paid in advance for a period of six or twelve months.

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