On what basis are light dues payable at UK ports?

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At the current rate set by The Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/562), as amended. 

This is a specified number of pence per ton of net tonnage as shown on the ship's International Tonnage Certificate (1969), and changes periodically. From 1 April 2010, light dues for an ordinary cargo- carrying merchant ship are payable on nine voyages per year at the rate of 41 pence per ton, subject to a minimum charge of £60 and a maximum charge of £16,400 per voyage. A "voyage" is reckoned from port to port.

 

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