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52D .         Person in charge of vessel, sailboard or recreational paddle craft in unsafe circumstances to obey directions of departmental officer

        (1)         When under the circumstances for the time being prevailing, a vessel is unseaworthy, overloaded or insufficiently equipped or is in an unsafe position or locality, the person in charge of the vessel shall forthwith obey any demand or instruction given to him by the department or by an officer of the department or any person acting with the authority of the department, relating to the removal of the vessel, to reducing the load thereof or to providing any additional equipment required therefor.

        (2)         For the purposes of subregulation (1) —

            (a)         a sailboard is to be taken to be a vessel; and

            (b)         a recreational paddle craft that is not a vessel is to be taken to be a vessel.

        [Regulation 52D inserted: Gazette 19 Dec 1962 p. 4017; amended: Gazette 25 Jul 2014 p. 2589.]

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