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custom-houses in the cinque ports, for inspection, for one calendar month, in order that any persons interested therein, whether as owners or masters of ships, or pilots, or otherwise, may transmit to the lord warden of the cinque ports, or his lieutenant, any objections which they may have thereto, for the purpose of the same being altered or confirmed; and if no objection shall be proposed, within the space of thirty days after the notices, they shall have the same force and effect as all other rules and regulations for the government of pilots within the jurisdiction of the cinque ports have; but if an objection shall be made to the lord warden, or his lieutenant, by or on behalf of any person or persons, within thirty days after publication, then the operation thereof shall be suspended until reference shall be had to his Majesty's privy council, who are to hear, as well any person who shall be deputed by the court of loadmanage, as by the persons objecting, and finally to decide as to the confirming, altering, or rejecting such rules or regulations, which decision of the privy council shall be binding on all parties; and copies of such rules and regulations shall be delivered to every member of the said society or fellowship, and also to every new member of the said society on his election; and a copy or extract thereof shall be at all times in the possession of every pilot belonging to the cinque ports; and it shall be lawful in such rules and regulations to establish rates of payment out of such surplus earnings of the lower book pilots, as may arise from their being allowed to take the bigher classes of ships, in the absence of pilots of the upper book, under this act, for the better support and maintenance of the upper book pilots, and also penalties and forfeitures for the enforcing such rules and regulations, and better ordering of the said pilots, and for suspending or depriving any of the said pilots of their licences for breaking such rules or orders, or omitting to do any thing required by the same to be done, or for acting in anywise contrary to such rules or orders. $21.
If such rules shall be defective, the privy council shall amend.-If any such rules and regulations hereafter to be made in relation to cinque port pilots shall appear to be, in any material point, erroneous, it shall be lawful for the owner of any ship, or other person
interested in the matter of such rules or regulations, to apply to his Majesty's privy council, who shall thereupon amend, correct, or enlarge the same, or cause such other proper rules and regulations to be drawn up for the purposes aforesaid : which rules and regulations shall be distributed, published, and made use of in such manner as his Majesty's privy council shall appoint; and the same shall take effect from such time as in the said rules or regulations shall be expressed. $ 22.
As to the number of cinque port pilots, and how to be increased. Until the number of such pilots shall by death or otherwise be reduced below one hundred and twenty, or shall be added to, as hereinafier mentioned, it shall not be lawful for the lord warden and constable of Dover castle, or his lieutenant, without special permission given by his Majesty's privy council, upon the recommendation of the said corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, to fill up any more than each alternate vacancy which shall arise in the number of such pilots: Provided always, that twenty cinque port pilots more, or any less number, may be added to the then existing number whenever such addition shall be directed to be made by an order of such privy council, upon application thereto for that purpose by the said corporation
of Trinity-house, and in like manner from time to time, so as the number of cinque port pilots shall not at any one time exceed one hundred and eighty, of which said reductions or additions notice shall be given by or under the authority of the lord warden of the cinque ports, in the London Gazette, and in one or more newspaper or newspapers circulating in the counties of Middlesex and Kent. $ 23.
The increased number of pilots shall be kept up.-Whenever such additions to the number of the said pilots shall take place, the numbers so increased shall be kept up by the appointment of pilots in succession, as often as any vacancies shall happen by death, inca. pacity, or dismission : Provided always, that in time of peace no more than each alternate vacancy in the number of cinque port pilots shall be filled up without a special permission given by his Majesty's privy council, upon the recommendation of the corporation of Trinity-house, unless the number shall at the time be reduced below one hundred and twenty, in which case such vacancy shall be filled up without such permission. $ 24.
Rates in tables may be demanded by pilots, and no greater or lesso --From and after the passing of this act, the respective rates or prices hereinafter enumerated in the tables (A. and B.) respectively in the schedule marked (A.) to this act annexed, may be lawfully demanded and received by any pilot licensed by the Trinity-house, or by the lord warden of the cinque ports and constable of Dover castle, or his lieutenant, for the piloting of any ship from place to place, as expressed in the said, tables, and no greater or less rates or other reward or emolument shall, under any pretence whatever, be demanded, solicited, received, paid, or offered, than such rates, on pain of forfeiting £10. $ 25.
Rates may be varied by the corporation of Trinity-house and lord warden of the cinque ports with the consent of the pricy council.Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, (as to the said rates to be received by pilots licensed by the said corporation) and for the said lord warden of the cinque ports and constable of Dover castle, or his lieu, tenant, (as to the said rates to be received by pilots licensed by the said lord warden and constable, or his lieutenant,) at any time or times hereafter, with the consent of his Majesty, in his honourable privy council, to increase, reduce, alter, or modify all or any or either of the said rates enumerated in the said tables, or to substitute other rates in lieu thereof, and the same rates so increased, reduced, altered, modified, or substituted, again in like manner to increase, reduce, alter, or modify, or others to substitute in lieu thereof, and to fix the period (not less than three calendar months from the notice hereinafter mentioned) from and after which such altered or substituted rates are to be demanded; of which rates, and of the period from and after which the same are to be demanded, notice shall be given, by hanging up printed tables thereof in some public place in the Customhouse of London, and also at the Trinity-house in London; and after the period specified in such last-mentioned tables, the rates therein enumerated may be demanded and received by any pilot instead of the said rates mentioned in the said tables marked (A. and B.;) and after such period, no greater or less rates or other reward or emolument, shall, under any pretence whatever, be demanded, solicited, received, paid, or offered, on pain of forfeiting £10. 26.
Persons applying for licences shali erecute a bond for securing obe
Jience to the by-laws:--Every person, who shall apply for a licence to act as a pilot by virtue of this act, shall, before any licence shalt be granted to him, execute a bond in a penal sum, at the discretion of the corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, or of the lord warden of the cinque ports and constable of Dover castle, or his lieutenant, to an amount not exceeding £100, to be paid to the said corporation, or to the society or fellowship of pilots of Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet, (as the case may be,) their successors or assigns, with a condition subjoined for better securing the due obedience of such pilot to the by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances, which bond shall be capable of being given in evidence in any court of law or equity, without being stamped : Provided always, that all bonds before given by pilots under any former acts shall continue in force, unless new bonds shall be required by the said corporation, or by the said lord warden and constable, or his lieutenant, in which ease new bonds shall be given. § 27.
By-laus under former act to remain valid, unless altered by this act.-All by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, and ordinances made ander the act of 48 Geo. III. or 52 Geo. III. in force at the time of passing this act, shall remain in full force, until the same shall have been annulled or altered, or other by-laws, rules, orders, regulations, or ordinances made in lieu thereof under this act. § 28.
Licences may be revoked, annulled, or suspended. -As well every such licence so granted, or to be granted, renewed, or confirmed, by the said corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond as aforesaid, as also every such licence so granted or to be granted by the said lord warden of the cinque ports and constable of Dover castle, or his lieutenant, may be annulled, suspended, or adjudged to be forfeited, in such manner and at any such time as to them the said corporation and lord warden, or his lieutenant, shall seem meet, as well during as at the end of the period for which such licences shall have been granted, renewed, or confirmed. $ 29.
Pilots so suspended may appeal to the privy council.-Every pilot whose licence shall be revoked, annulled, suspended, or adjudged to be forfeited, or who shall be suspended from acting as a pilot, may, at any time within six months next after, and upon giving notice to the corporation or other authority, and every person who, having complained of any such pilot, shall be dissatisfied with the adjudication upon the matter of complaint by the corporation or other authority, may, within six months next after such adjudication, and upon giving notice to the corporation or other authority, appeal to his Majesty's privy council, who shall thereupon hear the appeal, and confirm or annul any determination in the premises, or at their discretion 'make any special order as the case may require. $ 30.
Vessels to be licensed for haring pilots in attendance at sea.-It shall be lawful for the said corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, and for the said society or fellowship of pilots of Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet, and also for all other corporate bodies, or persons having lawful authority, to appoint pilots within the limits of their jurisdictions, to license vessels, of such size and description as shall appear to them to be proper, for the purpose of having pilots constantly in attendance in such vessels at sea, and to appoint, and from time to time to remove and again appoint the masters of such vessels, aud for the better support of such pilot-vessels, it shall be lawful for any mumber of pilots, licensed by virtue of this act, or otherwise
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and the said bodies politic and corporate, and other persons, transmit to the said corporation of Trinity-house, at the Trinity
aloresaid, and to the said commissioners of customs, at the i rom-house aforesaid, annually, on the thirty-first day of December, or within one calendar month afterwards, a list, corrected up to the said thirty-first day of December in each year, of the names and residences vt all the pilots within their several jurisdictions, in which 'list so to he transmitted to the Trinity-house, shall be stated all such alterations (if any) as may have been made in the rates of pilotage charged, or in the rules and regulations for governing pilots within their districts. $35.
Commissioners of customs to transmit to their principal officers at perts in England the names of pilots residing within the limits of each port. The commissioners of customs shall from time to time transmit to the principal officers at the several ports in England, the names and residence of all pilots of whose nomination they shall receive botiee from the proper authority, or who shall be in the list annually transmitted to such commissioners as shall reside within the limits of each port; in order that the said principal officers may be enabled to deliver to every pilot, within the limits ( f such ports, copies of all prodamations or orders in council respecting the performance of quarantine by ships arriving from infected places, which the said officers are to communicate accordingly. 36.
List of vessels employed for pilotage to be annually transmitted to the recefrer of sirpenny duty in the port of London.-The corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, and the court of loadmanage of the cinque ports, and all other corporations and persons authorized under any act of parliament or charter, shall annually, on the first of January in every year, or within one calendar month following, transmit to the office of the receiver of the sixpenny duty in the port of London a list of all vessels employed by them for pilotage, with the number of men and boys serving in such vessels. $ 37. 9 No pitot shall be taken to sea beyond his limits without his consent.No pilot shall be taken to sea beyond the limits of his district by the commanding officer of any of his Majesty's ships, or by the master of any other ship whatever, without such pilot's free consent, except under circumstances of absolute necessity; and then every pilot so taken to sea shall over and above his pilotage receive 10s. 63. per diem, to be computed from and inclusive of the day next after the day on which the ship shall pass the limit to which such pilot was engaged to pilot her up to, and until he shall be returned to the port where he was taken on board, or until he shall have been discharged from the ship for a sufficient time to have enabled him to return there. $ 38.4 * Pilots shall qualify themselves, and conduct ships into and out of certain harbours of safety.-All pilots whose licences shall authorize them to pilot ships from any place to the westward up to Lond bridge, shall qualify themselves, and shall be examined as to