The Pennan Harbour Revision Order 2014

Publication Date:January 01, 2014
 
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2014No. 158

HARBOURS, DOCKS, PIERS AND FERRIES

The Pennan Harbour Revision Order 2014

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The Scottish Ministers (the "Ministers") make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1), (2A) and (3) of the Harbours Act 1964( 1) and all other powers enabling the Ministers to do so.

In accordance with section 14(1) of that Act, this Order is made in relation to a harbour which is being improved, maintained or managed by a harbour authority in the exercise and performance of statutory powers and duties, for achieving objects specified in Schedule 2 to that Act( 2).

In accordance with section 14(2) of that Act-

(a) this Order is made following a written application to the Ministers by the Pennan Harbour Trustees ("the applicant") being the authority engaged in improving, maintaining or managing the harbour; and(b) the Ministers are satisfied that the making of this Order is desirable in the interests of securing the improvement, maintenance, or management of the harbour in an efficient and economical manner.

In accordance with section 14(2A) of that Act, the objects for achieving which this Order is made include repealing superseded, obsolete or otherwise unnecessary statutory provisions of local application affecting the harbour.

Notice has been published by the applicant in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 10 of Schedule 3 to that Act( 3).

In accordance with paragraph 14 of that Schedule, the Ministers have required the applicant to serve Aberdeenshire Council, the Royal Yachting Association, the Chamber of Shipping and the Northern Lighthouse Board with copies of the draft order and newspaper notice being the documents required to be served under paragraph 13.

Citation and commencement

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Pennan Harbour Revision Order 2014 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

(2) The Pennan Harbour Order 1903 and this Order may be cited together as the Pennan Harbour Orders 1903 to 2014.

Interpretation

2. In this Order-

"enactment" includes an Act of the Scottish Parliament and an instrument under such an Act;

"the harbour" has the same meaning as in the Pennan Harbour Order 1903;

"the new constitution date" means the date on which this Order comes into force;

"the Trustees" means the Pennan Harbour Trustees.

Incorporation of sections of the Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 and of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847

3. (1) Sections 2, 3, 56, 58 to 60 and 65 of the Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 (so far as applicable and not inconsistent with the Pennan Harbour Orders 1903 to 2014) shall be incorporated with this Order.

(2) Sections 1 to 4, 32 to 35, 37 to 39, 42, 51, 54 to 58 and 63 to 65 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (so far as applicable and not inconsistent with the Pennan Harbour Orders 1903 to 2014) shall be incorporated with this Order, subject to the modifications stated in paragraphs (3), (4) and (5).

(3) In construing the provisions of the Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 and the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as incorporated with this Order, the expression "the special Act" means this Order and in the latter Act, the expression "the undertakers" means the Trustees.

(4) Section 63 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (penalty on vessels lying near the entrance of harbour or dock without permission) shall have effect subject to the modification that for the words from "be liable to" to the end of the section there are substituted the words "be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale".

(5) Section 65 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (harbour master may remove vessel for purpose of repairing harbour or dock if the master neglects or refuses to do so) shall have effect subject to the omission of the words from "Provided always" to the end of the section.

Constitution of the Trustees

4. (1) On or after the new constitution date, the Trustees shall consist of five persons appointed by the Trustees.

(2) Each Trustee appointed shall be a person who appears to the Trustees to have special knowledge, experience or ability appropriate to the efficient, effective and economic discharge by the Trustees of their functions including in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) special knowledge, experience or ability in one or more of the following matters-

(a) management of harbours;(b) usage of port facilities;(c) commercial boating activities;(d) industrial, commercial and financial matters;(e) administration;(f) the organisation of employees;(g) the fishing industry;(h) financial management;(i) the laws relating to Scotland;(j) safety management;(k) commercial marketing;(l) environmental matters affecting harbours;(m) civil engineering;(n) local government and community interests;(o) recreational, sporting and leisure activities including without prejudice to the generality, recreational and competitive boating activities; and(p) any other skills and matters considered from time to time by the Trustees to be relevant to the discharge of them of their functions,

and the Trustees shall secure, so far as reasonable practicable, that the persons appointed by them will, between them, have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters relevant to the efficient, effective and economic discharge by them of their functions.

(3) In making an appointment under paragraph (1) or article 8 below, the Trustees shall take account of any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers from time to time with respect to the exercise of such functions.

Appointment and terms of office of first Trustees

5. The first Trustees appointed under article 4(1) shall hold office as follows:-

(a) two shall hold office from the new constitution date until 31 December 2015;(b) two shall hold office from the new constitution date until 31 December 2016; and(c) one shall hold office from the new constitution date until 31 December 2017,

as the Trustees shall specify when making each of those appointments.

Terms of office of subsequent Trustees

6. A Trustee appointed under article 4(1) (other than the first Trustees appointed under that provision) shall, unless appointed to fill a casual vacancy and subject to the provisions of this Order, hold office for a period of three years from 1st January next following appointment.

Declaration to be made by Trustees

7. No person shall be capable of acting as a Trustee until the declaration set out in Schedule 1 to this Order has been made and a person shall cease to be a Trustee if that declaration has not been made within three months of the date of appointment.

Casual Vacancies

8. (1) A casual vacancy arising in the office of a Trustee shall be filled by the appointment of a Trustee by the other Trustees.

(2) A Trustee appointed to fill a casual vacancy under this article shall hold office (unless that person previously dies or otherwise ceases to be a Trustee) during the remainder of the term for which the Trustee in whose place that person was appointed, would, in ordinary course, have continued in office.

Disqualification of Trustees

9. If the Trustees are satisfied that a Trustee:-

(a) has without the permission of the Trustees been absent from meetings of the Trustees during a period-(i) when three such meetings have been held, or(ii) of three consecutive months,

whichever is the longer;

(b) has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with creditors; or(c) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness from discharging the functions of at Trustee; or is otherwise unable, unwilling or unfit to discharge the functions of a Trustee;

the Trustees may declare the office of such a person as a Trustee to be vacant and thereupon the office shall become vacant.

Indemnity insurance for Trustees

10. The Trustees may enter into, and pay premiums for, a contract of insurance to indemnify the Trustees jointly or severally against personal liability arising from any act or omission of the Trustees collectively or individually not being an act or omission which the Trustee or Trustees in question knew to be a breach of duty or, concerning which, the Trustee or Trustees was or were reckless as to whether it was such a breach.

Incidental provisions relating to Trustees

11. On and after the new constitution date the provision of Schedule 2 to this Order shall have effect with respect to the Trustees.

General Powers of Trustees

12. (1) The Trustees may take such steps from time to time as they consider necessary or expedient for the improvement, maintenance and management of the harbour and the accommodation and facilities afforded in or connected with the harbour.

(2) For those purposes, and without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), the Trustees may:-

(a) improve, maintain, regulate, manage, mark and light the harbour and provide harbour facilities in the harbour (including facilities for the supply by the Trustees of fuel for vessels);(b) subscribe for or acquire shares or securities of any body corporate;(c) maintain such reserve funds as they think fit;(d) invest any sums not immediately required for the purposes of the harbour;(e) turn their resources to account so far as not required for those purposes; and(f) do all other things which in their opinion are necessary or expedient to facilitate the proper carrying on or development of the harbour.

(3) This article is without prejudice to any powers of the Trustees under or by virtue of any other enactment.

Harbour Charges

13. On and after the new constitution date the Trustees may, subject to the provisions of the Pennan Harbour Orders 1903 to 2014 demand, recover and receive for the use of the harbour, such sums, other than ship, passenger and goods dues, as the Trustees may from time to time...

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