A direction made and published by a competent harbour authority under the Pilotage Act 1987, directing that pilotage will be compulsory for ships navigating in any area or part of an area under its jurisdiction. A Direction may apply to all ships or to all ships of a given description, subject to any specified exceptions, and specifies the area and circumstances in which it applies. It may provide for issue of a Pilotage Exemption Certificate to the bona fide master or first mate of certain ships. A master may be fined under section 15 of the Pilotage Act 1987 for non-compliance.
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