This legislation has been repealed.
Where any cargo or
other material is by accident or otherwise dropped or let fall overboard, the
master or agent or other officer of the vessel present at the time shall
forthwith report the event to the Wharf Manager, and the Wharf Manager may
take such steps as seem to him expedient to recover and land that cargo or
other material; and any expense of the recovery and landing shall be a debt
due to the Port Authority by the owner or master of the vessel from which such
goods were being landed, or into which they were being shipped, or from any
person responsible for permitting or suffering the goods or other material to
drop or fall overboard.