Harbour closure and pilotage function removal orders guidance

Guidance on the processes for harbour closure and pilotage function removal orders.


Guidance on harbour closure orders and pilotage function removal orders

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Guidance describing how processes for harbour closure orders and pilotage function removal orders will be implemented at:

  • harbours in England
  • non-fishery harbours in Wales

The document includes:

  • statutory guidance on the circumstances in which a harbour closure order will be made under section 17A of the 1964 act
  • non-statutory guidance on the process used when applying for a pilotage function removal order under section 1(4A) of the 1987 act

Processes allowing bodies to revoke a harbour authority’s status as a:

  • statutory harbour authority
  • competent harbour authority

were originally made in the Marine Navigation Act 2013:

Published 12 May 2016