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42 .         Vessels not to be moored in fairway or channel

            (a)         No person shall anchor or moor any vessel in any fairway or channel, unless the vessel is in distress.

            (b)         Where an anchor has been slipped or let go from a vessel in distress in a fairway or channel, the owner of the vessel shall, as soon as possible, recover and lift the anchor and place it in a position where it will not interfere with the free passage of any other vessel.

            (c)         No person shall place a cable, rope or other obstruction in or across a fairway or channel without the permission in writing of the department.

            (d)         No person who causes an obstruction in any fairway or channel shall allow the obstruction to remain in the fairway or channel.

            (e)         A vessel detained by engine failure or similar cause in a fairway or channel shall be moved close to one side of and where possible out of the fairway or channel.

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