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VII. It is ordained, that every pilot shall in all cases demean himself civilly anil respectfully towards all persons who may require his service, and towards all officers in bis Majesty's navy, and shall maintain a strict temperance and sobriety in the exercise of his office, and shall use his utmost care and diligence for the safe conduct of every ship which he shall be entrusted with the charge of, and to prevent her doing damage to others.

VIII. It is ordained, that every pilot who shall undertake the charge of any ship downwards, shall, before his departure, leave, or cause to be left, notice thereof in writing at the proper office at the Trinity-house in London, with one of the clerks there attending, and shall be considered as disengaged until he shall have so done, and upon such pilot's return he shall immediately, in his own person, attend at the said office, and make and sign such entry, in a book there kept for that purpose, as the said corporation shall from time to time direct or require.

IX. It is ordained, that every pilot licensed by the said corporation, shall from time to time and at all times in obedience to the order or summons of the said corporation, under the hand of the secretary thereof for the time being, duly delivered or offered to such palot, or left a reasonable time at the usual or last known place of residence of och pilot, attend the said corporation, at their courts, by-boards, or committees, or their secretary for the time being, at the Trinity-house in London, and that every pilot bscerised by the said corporation, upon a certificate of qualification from sub-commis. sioners of pilotage, shall in like manner attend the sub-commissioners of the port or place for which such pilot shall be so licensed, in obedience to the order or summons of the said sub-commissioners, under their hands, or the hands of the major part of them, duly delivered, offered or left as aforesaid, to answer to any charges brought against such pilots respectively, or for the performance of any public service, or for any other purpose whatsoever, and in default of such attendance every pilot so offending shall forfeit, for the first offence, forty shillings, and for the second and every subsequent offence five pounds each.

X. It is ordered and hereby directed that every pilot licensed or to be licensed by the wid corporation, upon their receiving a certificate of examination by any sub-commisshorts of pilotage, shall for such examination, and for the granting the license thereon, par the sum of two guineas to the said sub-commissioners of pilotage by whom he shall be so examined, or to one of them, and shall also, for the renewing or confirming sach license, from time to time pay to the sub-commissioners of pilotage for the time being at or for the port or place specified in such license, or to one of thein, the annual stums following, (that is to say,) every pilot so licensed, or to be licensed as aforesaid, for the ports of Plymouth, Portsmouth, or Cowes respectively, the annual sum of two guineas. And every pilot licensed or to be licensed as aforesaid for any other port or place, the annual sum of one guinea, unless the pilots at or for such port or place shall be divided into two classes, and in that case the pilots of the first class are to pay the annual sum of two guineas each, and pilots not of the first class the annual sum of one gunea each

XI. It is ordained that no pilot shall add to or in any way alter his license, or make or alter any indorsement thereon, nor shall he be privy to any such license or indorsemeat being altered.

XII. It is ordained, that every pilot who shall observe any alteration in any of the tands or channels, or that any of the buoys or beacons of the said corporation are driven away, broken down, or out of place, shall forthwith deliver or send a correct statement thereof in writing to the secretary of the said corporation for the time being.

XIII. It is ordained, that every pilot shall, whenever he comes to an anchor, carefully observe the settings of the tide and the force of the stream, and if it shall happen that he comes near to a sand, or other object or cause of danger, and there be any other ships or ship in company likely to fall in therewith, such pilot shall immediately give notice thereof to the captain or principal officer of the ship under his care, that he may make a signal to such other ships or ship for avoiding the same.

XIV. It is ordained, that no pilot shall on any pretence aid or assist either in his own person or with his boat or servants, or by any other means wliatever, the landing, removing, or secreting any seaman from any merchant ship or vessel, to avoid serving in his Majesty's navy, or to escape the impress for the same.

XV. It is ordained, that every pilot shall from time to time conform himself strictly to all directions which shall be given to him by any of the harbour masters authorized by act of parliament under the corporation of the city of London, touching the mooring, unmooring, placing, or removing of any ship or vessel under his charge, as long as such ship or vessel shall be lying and situate within the limits of the authority of such harbour master.

XVI. It is ordained, that each and every pilot belonging to a licensed pilot vessel shall be at liberty to entertain one apprentice and no more.

XVII. It is ordained, that for any work done on the rivers Thames or Medway, by men in boats, being less than the work for the whole tide, the pay shall be, for half a tide’s work, four shillings to each man, and so in proportion for any time less than a whole tide, the pay for which is settled by the said act of the sixth year of the reign of his present Majesty at eight shillings.

XVIII. It is ordained, that in all cases where pecuniary penalties and forfeitures are annexed to the breach of the foregoing by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances, the said corporation of Trinity-house may mitigate and reduce the same to one fourth part at their discretion.

XIX. It is ordained, that every pilot who shall offend against any or either of the foregoing by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances, shall, for every such offence, (whether the same shall subject him to any pecuniary penalty or not, and in addition to such penalty if any,) be liable to have his license annulled and forfeited, or saspended, at the discretion of the said corporation.

N.B.-Besides conforming themselves diligently to the above by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances, the pilots licensed by the corporation of Trinity-house are of course in all things to observe and obey the enactments and provisions relating to such pilots contained in the said act of parliament made and passed in the sixth year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Fourth, a copy of which act has been delivered to each of the said pilots.

By order of the corporation,
Seal.

J. HERBERT, Secretary.

I have perused and examined the foregoing by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances, and do hereby sanction, approve of, and confirm the same. hand and seal, the nineteenth day of April

, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty

Witness my

sir,

C. ABBOT.

Seal.

REGULATIONS Made by the CORPORATION of TRINITY-House of DeptFORD STROND, under the 6 Geo. IV. c. 125. for the Pilotage of Foreign Vessels.

The following regulations are to be observed in respect of foreign vessels; and all pilats are hereby especially required to pay the strictest attention thereto.

The rates of pilotage outward on all foreign vessels are to be calculated by the tonmage of such vessels respectively, instead of the draft of water, (ercepi vessels, which by sirtue of any Order or Orders in Council are or may be placed on a footing of reciprocity in respect of charges with British vessels.) For which, see page 183.

The rates specified in the Table hereto annexed (marked A.) are fixed as the rates pa all sorthern and eastern traders; and the rates specified in the Table hereto anexed (inarked B.) are fixed as the rates upon all other foreign vessels ; both those Tabies being subject to variation, according to the regulations hereinafter contained, o respect of foreign vessels bringing fish, corn, or other provisions to the port of London.

£ $. d. Foreign vessels under 70 tons, chiefly laden with fish, corn, or other pro

visions, are to pay from Orfordness to London, during the summer 4 14 6 months, viz. from Lady-day to Michaelmas-day, both inclusive

chiefly laden inwards with fish, corn, or other provisions, shall not be bound to take pilots beyond Cliff Creek,

17 6 on their outward voyage, and the rate of pilotage, as far as that limit, shall be... But if a pilot be taken to Orfordness or the Downs, the rate shall be 4 16 6

from 70 tons to 100 tons, chiefly laden inwards with fish, corn, or other provisions, shall not, on their outward voyage, be bound to take pilots further than Cliff Creek, if in ballast-nor below the Nore, if laden. The rate of pilotage to Cliff Creek

1 7 6 To the Nore ...

3 4 6 To Orfordness or the Downs..

5 16 0 In order that there may be no delay in the supply of pilots to foreign vessels outvard bound, and that at the same time the masters or agents thereof may continue at hberty to select their own pilots, if any pilot shall, upon the application of the master or agent of any foreign vessel, decline or refuse to take charge of such vessel, or to find a licensed and duly qualified pilot as a substitute, (which he shall be at liberty to du, with the approbation of such master or agent,) then, upon application being made to the Trinity-house, a pilot will be forthwith ordered upon that service, for which purpuse the channel pilot standing first upon the list of those returned from duty will be selected, and each pilot, in this rotation, being so ordered, shall take charge of all fureign vessels, according to their respective tonnage and destinations.

By order,

J. HERBERT, Secretary. Trinity-house, London,

la Dec. 1825.

TABLE (A.)

Tonnage.

Loaded.

In Ballast. Tonnage.

Loaded.

£ s.

d.

290 300 310 320 330 340 350

> 5 16 0

360 370

70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240

£ s. d. 5 16 0 6 5 0 6 14 6 7 3 6 7 10 6 7 17 6 8 4 0 8 11 0 8 18 0 9 2 6 9 7 0 9 12 0 9 16 6 10 1 0 10 5 6 10 10 0 10 15 0 10 19 11 4 0 11 7 0 11 10 0 11 13 0

5 18 6 6 2 0 6 4 6 6 8 0 6 11 0 6 14 0 6 17 0 7 0 6 7 3 0 7 6 6 7 9 6 7 11 6 7 13 0 7 15 6

380 390 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500

£ S. d. 11 16 6 11 19 0 12 2 6 12 5 6 12 8 6 12 11 6 12 15 0 12 17 6 13 1 0 13 4 0 13 7 0 13 10 0 13 12 13 14 6 13 17 0 13 19 0 14 1 6 14 4 0 14 6 0 14 8 6 14 10 6 14 13 0

250

1

260 270 280

Table (B.)

Tonnage.

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£ S. d. 5 16 0 6 5 0 6 14 6 7 3 6 7 12 0 8 0 6 8 8 0 8 16 0 9 5 0 9 10 0 9 15 6 10 1 0 10 6 0 10 11 6 10 15 6 10 19 6 11 3 11 7 0 11 11 0 11 14 11 18 12 2 6

5 17 6 6 3 6 6 6 6 6 10 0 6 14 0 6 17 6 7 1 0 7 3 6 7 6 6 7 8 6 7 11 7 14 0 7 16 6 7 18 6 8 1 6

290 300 310 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400 410 420 430 440

£ d. 12 6 0 12 10 0 12 16 13 3 6 13 10 6 13 17 6 14 4 6 14 11 0 14 18 0 15 5 0 15 12 0 15 19 0 16 1 0 16 3 6 16 5 6 16 8 0 16 10 6 16 12 6 16 15 0 16 17 0 16 19 6 17 2 0

450

260

In Ballast.

£ $. d.
7 18 0
7 19 6
8 1 6
8 4 0
8 5 6
8 8 0
8 96
8 11
8 14 0
8 16 0
8 18 0
9 0 0
9 2 0
9 3 0
9 4
9 6
9 7 6
9 9
9 110
9 12 6
9 13 6
9 15 6

In Ballast.

£ 8. d.
8 4 0
8 6 6
8 110
8 15 6
9 0 6
9 5 0

96 9 14 0 9 18 6 10 3 6 10 8 0 10 12 6 10 14 0 10 15 6 10 17 0 10 18 6 11 0 6 11 1 6 11 30 11 50 11 6 6 11 7 6

460 470 480 490 500

270 280

Foreign vessels, exceeding 500 tons, are to pay, in addition to the rate for that ton.

nage, threepence for every ton beyond that burthen.

ORDERS IN COUNCIL. By Order, dated July 21, 1823, (after reciting the 4 Geo. IV. c. 77,*)-It is ordered that all vessels belonging to the subjects of his Majesty, the King of the NETHERLANDS, and being of less burthen than sixty tons, which shall enter into or clear out from any of the ports of the United Kingdom, shall be and they are exempted from taking on board a pilot to conduct them into or from any such port, in all cases where British ships, being of less burthen than sixty tons, are not required by law to take a pilot, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

Similar orders have been for the following countries :-
HANOVER, date

18 November, 1823.
HADBURGH.

14 March, 1824, LUBECK

25 May, 1824. BREMEN

19 October, 1824.

By Orders in Council, issued by virtue of the 4 Geo. IV. c. 77. and the 5 Geo. IV. c. 1., it has been declared, that British vessels are charged with no other or higher tonnage duties, on their entrance into the ports of the respective kingdoms set forth below, than are levied on vessels of those countries. His Majesty therefore orders, that vessels of the following countries entering or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom, shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever than shall be levied on British vessels. Hanover ..

25 May, 1824.
PRUSSIA..
SWEDEN.
NORWAY.

23 June, 1824.
DENMARK

30 June, 1824. HAMBURGH.

30 June, 1824. LUBECK

14 August, 1824. BREMEN.

14 August, 1824. OLDENBURGH .

19 October, 1824. MECKLENBURGH

14 June, 1825.

.

† Order in Council . 21 November, 1831.

N.B.-It is the intention of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, that pilotage and all other dues charged on vessels belonging to Prussia, Sweden, and Norway, Denmark, Hanover, or Hamburgh, which have entered or may enter the ports of the United Kingdom, either from stress of the weather or any other causes, should not be higher than are charged upon British vessels. Minute of the Board of Customs, 14th October, 1824, founded on a

letter from the Treasury.

• The clause in this act, (sect. 5,) authorizing his Majesty to issue such orders, was repealed by the 6 Geo. IV. c. 125, and that authority is nuw given by section 60 of chap. 125.

† Customs Minute, 17 December, 1831.

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