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L. S. NO. 2 TO GAZETTE NO. 27/2001

L.N. 158 of 2001

B1467

3. Licensing of dwelling vessels

(1) A licence issued under the repealed Regulations and in force immediately before the commencement of this Regulation shall, subject to the provisions of this Regulation, continue in force until the expiry of its period of validity.

(2) No person shall use a vessel as a dwelling vessel in a prescribed area, or cause or permit a dwelling vessel to enter or remain in a prescribed area, unless—

(a) a licence has been issued in respect of the vessel and is for the time being in force; and
(b) the provisions of this Regulation and the conditions specified in the licence are complied with.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 2 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

(4) If an unlicensed dwelling vessel enters or remains in a prescribed area, or if a licensed dwelling vessel enters or remains in a prescribed area in contravention of any provision of this Regulation or any condition specified in the licence issued in respect of the vessel for the time being in force, the person in control of the vessel commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 2 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

(5) The Director may, on the issue of a licence under section 4(3)(a) pursuant to an application for renewal or under section 7(6)(a) pursuant to an application for transfer, specify in the licence such conditions as he considers necessary or desirable in the interests of safety or discipline.

(6) The Director may, at any time while a licence is in force, make such amendments or additions to the conditions specified in the licence as he considers necessary or desirable in the interests of safety or discipline and request that the licence be delivered to him for amendments or additions to be made under this subsection.

(7) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a request made by the Director under subsection (6) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 2 and to imprisonment for 6 months.

4. Renewal of licences

(1) The licensee of a licensed dwelling vessel may, at any time during the period of 3 months immediately before the expiry of the period of validity of the licence issued in respect of the vessel, apply for the licence to be renewed.