The proposed new Port Authority will hold a public meeting at 17.00hrs on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at the Canister in Jamestown, to discuss changes in legislation – consolidating the existing Harbours Ordinance and Port Security Ordinance into one single piece of legislation – namely the new Ports Ordinance.

 Within the new proposed Ordinance, there will be a total of 5 changes:


  • 2 minor changes in wording, contained in Section 4 – Power to Declare Ports and Section 8 (4) – Directions to Vessels in Harbour Waters
  • 2 new offences created, under Section 16 – Damage to Port Area and Section 35 – Obstructing Harbourmaster in Execution of Duty
  • 1 new power, under Section 33 – Power Of Arrest Without Warrant

Apart from the above changes, the new Ordinance will mirror existing legislation in the Harbours Ordinance & Port Security Ordinance.

As part of the consultation process, members of the public are welcome to attend.

 Both Ordinances can be found on the SHG website at:



17 March 2016

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