This legislation has been repealed.
(1) The Port Authority
is responsible for working the cranes, but shall not supply, nor accept any
responsibility for, the safety of slings used for lifting cargo out of or into
(2) Every crane shall
be operated by an employee of the Port Authority and that employee shall, as
far as possible and consistent with safety, be subject to and obey the
instructions of the hirer, his stevedore or agent, but the Port Authority is
not liable for any loss or damage whatever that may occur while the employee
is operating the crane, during the period of hire, unless the loss or damage
is proved to be the direct result of wilful misconduct or wilful disobedience
of any reasonable order on the part of the employee.