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Dorks. and also of the Rates for discharging Cargoes landed by the 16th July, 1832 to time, as shall be found expedient.
TABLE of Special Regulations, Remissions and Eremptions, and Miscellaneous Charges appácable to Vessels Inwards, not being fully Laden, or Laden with the Articles eruarnerated, or entering the Docks light, fc.
No Tonnage-Rate will be charged on Vessels wholly CORN-LADEN whose Cargoes
shall be landed in the Docks, but a charge will, in such case, be made for Docking and Undocking, as under :
£. 3. d. Vessels of 100 tons and npwards...
1 10 Vessels under 100 tons.
0 10 6 with literty to remain in Dock without further charge for twenty-four hours after final landing. Rent, after expiration of that period, one penny per ton register per week. Should the vessel load outwards, the usual Tonnage Rates, according to the Port of destination, will be charged, instead of the Rate for Docking and Undocking. The Dock Company reserve the power of refusing
the admission of Ships laden entirely with Corn. Other vessels, not being fully laden at the time of entering the Docks, will be charged
Tonnage-Rate only, on the proportion of Cargo brought in; the amount of Rate to be determined by the Port from whence the Vessel has arrived ; and if discharged by the Company, Rates for unloading in addition, according to the description of the Cargo, and quantity so discharged. Rent, after one week,
one penny per ton register per week. Vessels laden with Cork or Wool from Spain or Portugal, will be charged only Six
pence per ton register. Rent, after three weeks, one penny per ton register per
week. Light Vessels entering the Dock to lie up, will be charged for any period £. s. d. not exceeding four weeks per ton register ...
0 6 Rent per week, after the expiration of the four weeks, on the Registen TONNAGE...
...per ton 0 0 1 Vessels two-thirds laden with Corn, will be charged Tonnage-Rate only, on the pro
portion which the other part of the Cargo bears to the Register Tonnage. Vessels chiefly laden with Wood Goods, Pitch, Tar, Hay, Straw, or intending to
discharge the whole of their Cargoes into Lighters, will only be permitted to enter or depart the Docks, subject to such terms as shall be first mutually agreed upon between the Owners and the Dock Company.
8. d. For labourers hired of the Company, to work ou board, and who shall be nnder
the directions and responsibility of Captains or Owners of Vessels, both or
3 6 Thames Water supplied to Vessels by the Company, per tun
10 For an Abstract of a Ship's Cargo inwards and weights thereof, for the purpose
of making up Freight Accounts, the following charge will be made :
d. 2 0 3 6 0 2 each mark or parcel.
If the Goods have 10 marks, or under ...,
11 marks to 20 marks ..
(By Order of the Board.)
COMMERCIAL DOCKS. ABSTRACT of an ACT for maintaining and improving the Docks and
Warehouses, called the COMMERCIAL Docks, and for making and maintaining other Docks and Warehouses to communicate therewith, in the parish of St. Mary Rotherhithe, in the county of Surrey.50 Geo. JII. c. 207. (local.)
For the improvement and increase of accommodation of the PORT OP LONDON, and facilitating the discharge of ships and vessels laden with timber, wood, and other merchandise, hereinafter mentioned, and securing such cargoes of timber and wood from loss and pillage, and removing the interruption occasioned to the navigation of the river Thames, and the port of London, by reason of the want of sufficient accommodation for timber, out of the said river, it shall be lawful for the company of proprietors, to extend and improve their present docks and works, and make such other basins, docks, ponds, and entrances, and quays and wharfs adjoining thereto, as may be necessary and convenient for the receiving and discharging, and lading, of such ships and vessels. $ 2.
All ships and vessels laden or to be laden with timber or wood only, or with timber or wood being the principal part of the cargo, although the remainder of such cargo should consist of hemp, flax, pitch, tar, tallow, or fish, or ships laden with fish, oil, blubber, and whale-fins, or any other goods, wares, and merchandises, usually delivered afloat by the river sufferance, may enter into the said docks and basins, and there discharge or load the whole or part only of any such cargoes; and any ships so having discharged in the said docks, may load the whole, or part only, of the cargoes of any such ships on any outward voyage ; any thing contained in any law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided that nothing in this act shall be construed to extend to make any of the said docks or wharfs under this act legal quays, or to empower the said company to land or load any such goods without the sufferance of the commissioners of customs granted for that purpose : Provided also, that nothing in this act shall be construed to extend, to compel any ships to enter into the said docks or ponds, or any of them. $ 3.
The duty of dock-masters.—The directors are authorized and required to nominate and appoint a proper person to be dock-master, which dock-master shall have full power and authority to direct the mooring, unmooring, moving, and removing of all ships and vessels, lighters and craft, entering into, lying, or being in the said docks, either as to the time and manner of their entrance into, lying in, or going out of the same, and their position, loading and discharging therein, and the time of opening or shutting the several gates thereof; and in case the owner, master, pilot, or other person, having the care of any ship, shall refuse or neglect to moor, unmoor, move, or remove the same to such direction, within two hours after notice to him or them given in writing, or left with some person on board the said ship for that purpose, the said dock-master is hereby required to moor, unmoor, move, or remove such ship, and the charges and expenses thereof respectively shall be repaid, together with the sum of ten pounds for each offence, by the master or owner of such ship, and may be recovered of the owner of such ship, in case of non-payment thereof on demand, by
such ways and means as penalties and forfeitures are by this act to be recovered; and in case any such master or other person shall obstruct or hinder the mooring, &c. of any ship, such person shall forfeit the sum of ten pounds. $70.
Ships lying at the entrances.- No ship shall be moored or anchored within the distance of one hundred yards of the entrance of the docks, so that at all times the entrance may be kept clear, and without obstruction; and over this space the dock-master shall have control, so far as relates to the transporting ships coming in or going out of the dock : Provided always, that nothing in this act contained shall extend to prohibit any ship lying at or alongside any adjoining wharf in such manner as by law before the passing of this act such ship might have done. $71.
Obstructing entrance.-And for the better preserving a clear passage from the river Thames into and out of the said docks for all ships, vessels, lighters, barges, and boats of every description, no ship, &c. or boat of any description whatsoever, shall be moored or anchored across, in, or any way obstruct any of the entrances or passages into or from any of the said docks, basins, or cuts, except only such ships, &c. and boats as shall have come out of, or are intended to go into, the said docks, under the penalty of any sum not exceeding five pounds for every such offence. $72.
Cutting ropes.- In case any person shall wilfully or maliciously cut, break, or in any manner destroy, any rope or other thing, by which any ship lying in the said docks, &c. shall be moored or fastened, such
person shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fire pounds. $ 74.
Pire and candle.—And for preventing accidents by fire in the said docks, no person shall have, keep, or cause to be had or kept, any fire, candle, or lamp, lighted on board any ship or other vessel within the same, at any time between the twenty-ninth day of September, and the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year, after the hour of seven in the evening, or before the hour of seven in the morning; nor at any time between the twenty-fifth day of March, and the twenty-ninth day of September, in every year, after the hour of eight in the evening, or before the hour of five in the morning, upon the pain of forfeiting a sum not exceeding five pounds. $75.
Heating pitch,&c.-No pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, oil, or other combastible matter, shall at any time hereafter be boiled or heated on board any ship or other vessel, lighter, craft, or boat, lying in the said docks, &c. nor in any place within the said docks, except in such place and in such manner as shall be appointed by the said directors for that purpose ; nor shall any gunpowder or loaded cannon whatever be brought into the said docks, or suffered to remain on board any ship or any other vessel, upon pain that every such master, or commander, or owner, of every ship or vessel, shall forfeit any sum not exceeding five pounds. $76.
Damage done to docks.--The master or owner of every ship, boat. barge, lighter, or other vessel, shall be answerable for any damage, spoil, or mischief, that shall be done by any ship, &c. or any of the boatmen, watermen, or others belonging to, employed in or about the same, unto the docks, basins, cuts, or unto any of the bridges, or by loading or unloading any ship, or by leaving open the gates or other. wise, or for any other trespass whatsoever, and the said master, &c. may be sued and prosecuted for the same in any court of record; and if a verdict shall be given against him, either on proof inade or by desault, or upon demurrer, the plaintiff in such case shall recover his damage, with full costs of suit; and in case the master or owner shall be compelled to pay any penalty, or to make satisfaction for any damage or trespass, by reason of any wilful act or default, committed by his servant, every such servant shall be liable to pay such penalty, or the money paid for any such damage or trespass, to such master or owner; and in case of non-payment thereof on demand, the same shall be recovered by such master or owner, in like manner as any penalty is hereinafter directed to be recovered. $77.
Recovery of fines.-All forfeitures, &c. by this act may be recovered within six months after the offence committed before any justice of the peace for the county of Surry, who may issue his warrant for the apprehension of the offender; and on non-payment, the same shall be levied by distress, and for want of sufficient distress the justice may commit him to gaol for three months. One moiety of the fine to the person who shall sue, and the other to the company. $ 84.
Damage to works, &c.-If any person shall knowingly, wilfully, or maliciously demolish or destroy any of the works to be made by virtue of this act, or any ship or vessel lying in the said docks, every such offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer punishment by fine, imprisonment, or transportation, not exceeding seven years, at the discretion of the judge before whom such offeuder shall be tried and convicted. $ 89..
51 Geo. III. c. 66. (Public local.) Swivel bridges, opening them.-For amending and extending the powers of the preceding act, it is enacted, that the swivel bridges may be opened for the passage of vessels at any time between the hours of five and eight of the clock in the forenoon, and between six and eight of the afternoon from Lady-day to Michaelmas-day, yearly ; and between seven and nine in the forenoon, and four and five in the afternoon, from Michaelmas to Lady-day; but so that the same shall not remain open beyond the space of fifteen minutes at any one time, and . so that immediately after the expiration of such fifteen minutes, the bridges be properly fastened and secured, and not again opened when any person shall be waiting to pass over the same, until after the expiration of ten minutes from the shutting thereof. § 23.
Rates.— The former rates repealed, and the company may demand . for the dockage of ships and for the receiving, warehousing, and storing of timber, wood, and other merchandize, any sum not exceeding the sums specified in the schedule marked B annexed to this act. $31.
Recovery of rates.- In case any owner or master of any ship chargeable with the dockage and other rates and charges allowed to be demanded and taken by the act, shall refuse to pay the same, the directors, or such person as they shall appoint to be their collector, may go on board such ship to demand, collect, and receive the same, and on non-payment thereof, to take and distrain every such ship, and all her tackle, apparel, and furniture, or any part thereof, either on board or on shore, and the same to detain until they be satisfied and paid the said rates and charges: and in case of any neglect or delay in payment thereof, it shall be lawful for the directors, &c. to cause the same to be appraised by two sworn appraisers, or other sufficient persons, and afterwards to sell the said distress, and therewith to satisfy themselves, as well for the said rates and charges so neglected or delayed to be paid, as also for their reasonable charges in taking, keeping, ap
praising, and selling such distress; rendering to the master the overplus, if any, on demand; and that if any owner, consignor, or consignee of any timber, goods, wares, or merchandise chargeable with any of the rates or charges mentioned in the schedule annexed to the act, shall neglect or refuse to pay the said rates and charges before such goods, wares, or merchandise shall be shipped or removed from the place where the same shall be landed, (as the case may be,) the directors, or their collectors, may detain the said timber, goods, wares, or merchandise till the rates and charges, together with the reasonable charges of keeping the same, shall be paid ; and in case such goods, wares, or merchandise shall happen to be removed before the rates and charges · shall be fully paid, the directors, or their collectors, may take and distrain any goods or chattels of the owner, consignor, or consignee respectively; and to detain and sell the same in manner before mentioned; or the company may prosecute any action for recovery of the said duties. § 32.
Erading payment of rales.- If any master, commander, or owner of any ship or vessel shall
, at any time after the rates and charges by this act charged shall become payable, elude, or avoid the payment thereof, by any method whatsoever, such master, &c. shall stand charged with and be liable to the payment of the same; and the same shall be recovered by the same method by which fines and penalties imposed by the former act are directed to be levied and recovered, or by any action at law. $ 33. The powers, &c. of former act, extend and continue to this act. § 34.
57 Geo. III. c. 62. (local.) Tonnage of ships, hoio ascertained.—The tonnage or admeasurement of all ships required to be registered by any act of parliament, and trading or coming to or departing from the port of London, and liable to any of the rates of tonnage by the foregoing acts, shall be ascertained according to the certified tonnage in the ship's register, which the master is to produce at the time of paying such rates to the collector authorized to receive the same. And in case of any dispute in respect to any ship not required to be registered, or of any foreign ship, then the tonnage is to be ascertained according to the mode prescribed in the 26 Geo. III. (now the 6 Geo. IV. c. 110.) § 17. See Part II. Chap. I.
Collector to have access to registere at the Custom-house. The collector appointed by the directors is to have at all proper and seasonable times at the Custom-house access to and inspection of the respective registers and papers of all ships resorting to the port of London on or after their entry or clearance at the Custom-house, without any fee or reward. $ 18.
Power to measure ships and vessels.—If the collector and the master of any forrign ship cannot agree about the tonnage of the same, the collector may at all reasonable times stop, enter, measure, and gange the same. And in case the same shall appear to be of greater tonnage than shall have been set forth in the account that shall have been given thereof, then the master shall pay the charges for such measuring ; all which charges may be recovered by such ways and means as the said rates may be recovered; but if the ship be found to be of the same or less tonnage, then the collector to pay the costs of measuring, and such further damages as shall appear to any justice for the county of Surry, on oath of any credible witness, to have arisen from such detention, to