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DIVISION VIII. with an account of receipts and payments for such year, and such W.A. Act 35, 1906, other statements as are necessary, to be compiled from the books of account and submitted to the Commissioner of Audit for audit.
(2) The Commissioner of Audit shall audit such balance-sheet, account, and statements, and shall report thereon, certifying that he has found the accounts in order ; that, in his opinion, the accounts are properly drawn up so as to present a true and correct view of the transactions for the period under review as shown by the books ; that all items of receipts and payments and all known liabilities and assets have been brought into account; and that the value of all assets has in all cases been fairly stated; or otherwise, as to any of such matters, as he finds the case to be.
(3) The Commissioner of Audit shall, in respect of such balancesheet, accounts, statements, and audit have all the powers conferred on him by “ The Audit Act, 1882.”
241 of 1882.
audited and furnished
101. The Board shall furnish to the Minister a true copy of the Accounts to be balance-sheet, accounts, and statements so audited, and copies of such accounts, together with the Commissioner of Audit's report thereon, shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament, if Parliament is in Session, and if not, then within seven days after the beginning of the next Session of Parliament.
DivisION IX. Division IX.-REGULATIONS.
W.A. Act 17, 1902, 102. The Governor may from time to time, on the recommenda- 8. 60.
Cf. S.A. 237, 1881, tion of the Board, make regulations
s. 37, 281; 691, 1897, (1) For the control, supervision, and guidance of officers and
servants appointed under this Part;
property, and the safe navigation of harbors and the good
Cf. S.A. 691, 1897 (3) Regulating the use, management, and superintendence of Ibid.
harbors and moorings ; (4) Regulating the admission of ships into harbors, and into, Ibid.
near, or alongside wharves and moorings, and their removal
therefrom; (5) Regulating the receipt by and discharge from ships of ballast Ballast.
in harbors and other places within the limits of the juris- 237, 1881, s. 37. diction of the Board, and fixing the places in harbors and
elsewhere where ballast may be excavated or raised; (6) For the prevention of overloading or overcrowding of vessels ; Overloading. (7) Regulating the mode and place of mooring and anchoring Mooring.
vessels, their position and government in harbors, and their S.A. 691, 1897, 8. 5.
unmooring and removal out of harbors ; (8) For enabling the harbormaster to ensure the observance of W.A. 17, 1902, s. 60.
such regulations as referred to in subdivision (7) hereof, in
Part 11. Division IX.
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Management of anchors and gear. S.A. 691, 1897, s. 5.
Dues, charges, and rates.
S.A. 237, 1881, s. 37.
W.A. 17, 1902, s. 60.
case of non-compliance therewith, by mooring, unmooring. placing, or removing a vessel, and for that purpose to cast off or let loose any warp or rope, or unshackle or let loose any chain by which the ship is moored or fastened, first putting on board a sufficient number of persons for the protection of the ship in case there is no person on board
to protect it; (9) For the slacking down or heaving in of anchors, cables,
hawsers, and other fastenings, topping or bracing of yards, rigging in of booms, davits, bumpkins, and other project
ing year of ships in harbors; (10) Regulating the times, places, order, and mode of the
shipping, unshipping, landing, warehousing, stowing, and depositing of goods (with special regulations and restrictions in the case of dangerous goods), and the landing and embarking of passengers, and the taking in and
delivery of ballast ; !11) Fixing, imposing, levying, and receiving all light, harbor,
warehouse, tonnage, mooring, pilotage, and berthing dues, wharfage charges, and harbor improvement rates, and
other dues, charges, and rates; (12) For the exemption of ships in the service of His Majesty or
of any British possession, or in the naval service of any foreign power, and of other vessels, from dues, charges
and rates ; (13) Regulating the use of wharves, docks, quays, landing
stages, and other landing places, the appointment of persons to preserve order, and generally regulating the
traffic thereon ; (14) Prescribing and regulating the lights and signals to be
carried by any vessel within harbors, and for the better
prevention of collisions within harbors; (15) Prescribing and regulating the use of distress and other
signals; (16) Prescribing and regulating the boats, life-buoys, and life
jackets or belts, and other means of saving life at sea,
which are to be carried by vessels. (17) Regulating the use of lights and the employment of watch
men on board ships and boats when moored or anchored
in a harbor or at a wharf ; (18) Regulating the communication between vessels or between
wharves and vessels by means of gangways or otherwise ; (19) Regulating the conduct, management, superintendence, and
protection of all lighthouses, buoys, and beacons, and all harbor marks within the limits of the jurisdiction of the Board, and all wharves and other harbor works ;
Use of wharves, &c.
Lights and signals,
Communication between vessels.
gs. 26, 37.
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DIVISION IX. (20) Regulating the use of cranes, weighing and other machines, Cranes, &c.
, weights and measures, and conveniences or appliances W.A. Act 17, 1902, belonging to the Board, and fixing charges to be paid
for the use of the same;
laborers for the working of cranes, weighing machines, unloading.
the same, and for the handling and storing of goods ; (22) Regulating the cleansing, repair, and effectual preservation Maintenance of docks,
of docks and wharves, and providing for the keeping and W.A. Act 17, 1902,
any such wharf; (23) Regulating the duties and conduct of all persons, as well Duties of employés
officers and servants appointed under this part as other
S.A 237, 1881, plying for hire in harbors: (25) Providing for the registration and licensing of tugs to Tugs.
conduct vessels into or out of harbor, and fixing the fees Ibid., s. 37.
to be paid for such licences; (26) Regulating the erection of private wharves, and the granting Erection and lease
and determining the conditions of leases of and licences
erected, by any person within such limits; (27) Providing for the registration and licensing of owners of Licensing of boatmen
ballast lighters and boats, master boatmen, boatmen,
watermen, ballastmen, bargees, and others; (28) Providing for the registration and licensing of all ballast Ballast and other lighters and boats, tank boats, cargo boats, lighters, and
W.A. Act 17, 1902, other vessels and boats plying for hire, either for goods or 60. passengers, within harbors, and fixing the fees to be paid
for such licences ; (29) Providing for the inspection of all such lighters, boats, and Inspection of boats,
vessels, and preventing the use of such as are unsea- Ibid.
worthy or insufficient; (30) Providing for the name of each lighter, boat, or vessel and Ibid.
the name of its owner being shown thereon ; (31) Regulating the conduct, and for the punishment of mis- Licensed boatmen.
conduct, of licensed owners of ballast lighters and boats, Ibid.
S.A. 237, 1881, 38. 26, 37.
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(32) Fixing the fares and charges for the carriage of persons and
goods in licensed lighters, boats, and vessels of the several kinds hereinbefore mentioned, or any of them, according
to either time or distance ; (33) Regulating the charges to be made by licensed boatmen,
porters, and other carriers ; (34) Prohibitin; persons from acting as boatmen plying for hire,
porters, cabdrivers, carters, carmen, or otherwise in the carriage of goods or passengers without previously obtain
ing and continuing to hold the licence of the Board ; (35) Prescribing the duration of and the fees for any or all such
licences as herein mentioned, and providing that the issue of such licences and the cancellation thereof shall be at
the absolute discretion of the Board ; (36) For the guidance of porters, cabdrivers, carters, carmen, and
others carrying goods or driving horses, cabs, carriages, wagons, carts, drays, trucks, or other vehicles for conveying passengers or goods and other commodities on
wharves; (37) Regulating pilotage : (38) Appointing pilot stations, and regulating the conduct and
management thereof; (39) Appointing the place or places where pilots shall board and take charge of ships entering, intending to
intending to enter, or departing from harbors; (40) Regulating the licensing of pilots and apprentices, and the
issuing, revocation, and suspension of their licences; (41) Determining the qualifications to be required of persons
seeking to be licensed as pilots or apprentices; (42) Regulating the licensing of pilot boats and ships, and the
revocation and suspension of licences therefor; (43) For the government of pilots, and for ensuring their
good conduct and the effectual performance of their duties; (44) Prescribing pilotage rates and determining the nature
of the services for which such rates respectively shall be
payable ; (45) Regulating the time of payment for pilotage services
rendered to any vessel ; (46) Regulating the granting, issuing, revocation, and suspension
of pilotage exemption certificates ; (47) Regulating the licensing of persons as surveyors of the
hulls and cargoes of vessels, and the issuing, revocation,
and suspension of their licences; (48) Determining the qualifications to be required of persons
seeking to be licensed as such surveyors ; (49) For the government of such surveyors, and for ensuring
their good conduct and the effectual performance of their duties;
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Division ix. (50) Prescribing the remuneration to be paid to such surveyors,
and determining the nature of the services for which such
remuneration shall be payable; (51) Regulating the time of payment for the services of such
surveyors; (52) Empowering a collector, either alone or with other persons, Collection of rates
to enter a ship in order to ascertain the dues, rates,
goods therein; (53) Requiring the master of every ship to report his arrival Duties of master of
ships. within a specified time after his arrival; (54) Requiring the master of every ship to produce the certificate Ibid.
of registry to any officer on demand;
bill of lading or manifest of the cargo, or other proper Ibid. (altered).
proper account ;
intended time of unshipment; (57) Requiring the shippers of goods to furvish accounts of the Duties of shippers.
goods intended to be shipped ; (58) Regulating the time when dues, rates, and charges on goods Time for payment
shipped or unshipped are to be payable ; (59) Limiting the liability of the Board for goods deposited, Limiting liabilities of
stored, in transit, warehoused, landed, lodged, or left on
goods from any cause whatever ;
coming into the custody of the Board, and enabling the
for goods, as to declarations of value;
hours of harbors or any of them, and limiting the liability
time except during such hours ;
caused or contributed to by insufficient protection or
of goods which have been delivered on their premises, but