Made jointly by Dumbarton and Stirling District Councils under Section 121 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 as read with Section 56(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973In making, implementing and enforcing them both Authorities have and will act through the Agency of the Loch Lomond Park Authority.
These Byelaws came into force on the 1st February 1996
These Byelaws may be cited as "The Loch Lomond Registration and Navigation Byelaws 1995"
These Byelaws shall be applicable to the inland water's of Loch Lomond and the navigable rivers within the Loch Lomond Park, all as shown delineated in red on the plan annexed and executed as relative thereto.
1.3 DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS
In these Byelaws the following word, phrases and expressions have the meaning hereby assigned to them respectively.
1.3(1) "Loch Lomond" or "The Loch" means the area of water and rivers described in 1.2 above.
1.3(2) The word "boat" means every description of water craft used or capable of being used for pleasure purposes. In the case of a boat being used for the purposes of water-skiing and similar activities the expression "boat shall be deemed to include any tow-rope attached thereto and any person being towed there from.
1.3(3) "Power-driven boat" means any boat fitted with propelling machinery.
1.3(4) The "Authority" means Dumbarton District Council, Stirling District Council, and the Loch Lomond Park Regional Park Authority and one or more of them.
1.3(5) The word " Master" shall mean the person aboard having the command or charge of the boat.
1.3(6) "Fairway" means navigable channel running between two areas of shallow water.
1.3(7) "Sailing boat" means any boat under sail provided that propelling machinery, if fitted, is not being used.
1.3(8) "Trolling Shape" is a round orange colored ball approximately 200mm in diameter fixed to a pole or rod .75 meters long and positioned in an appropriate part of the fishing boat where it is clearly visible.
1.3(9) The term " Annual Mark" means a mark of the size, color and shape prescribed by the Authority for the purpose of indicating that a power-driven boat has been registered in any year.
1.3(10) "Restricted visibility" means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, smoke, falling snow, heavy rain storms, sand storms or any similar causes.
1.3(11) A boat under mechanical power, whether also under sail or not, shall be deemed for the purposes of these Byelaws to be power-driven boat.
1.3(12) A boat is underway within the meaning of these Byelaws when it is not at anchor, made fast to the shore, aground or attached to a mooring or other fixed object.
Subject to the provisions contained in Byelaw 2.4 no owner, or other person lawfully or otherwise having the command, charge or management of a power-driven boat shall knowingly , cause it to brought on to, kept, let for hire or used on the Loch unless it is registered with the Authority as provided by Byelaw 2.1
METHOD OR REGISTRATION
2.1 A Power-driven boat shall be registered with the Authority in the following manner:-
2.1(1) An application for registration, or renewal shall be made on a form supplied by the Authority and shall contain such information as may from time to time be prescribed by the Authority.
2.1(2) Upon receipt of the form of application, the Authority shall allocate to the power-driven boat a Number, such number being of size, deign, and color described by the Authority and shall notify the same to the applicant.
2.1(3) Upon registering the power-driven boat in the manner specified in this Byelaw, the Authority shall also issues in respect of the boat two Annual marks.
LOCATION OF REGISTRATION NUMBER
2.1(4) The applicant shall cause the Number allocated to the boat to be displayed on both sides of the boat in such a manner as may be prescribed by the Authority and in such a position as to be clearly visible.
LOCATION OF ANNUAL MARKS
2.1(5) The Applicant shall cause the Annual Marks to be displayed on both sides of the boat adjacent to but not touching of obscuring the Number refereed to in Byelaw 2.1(4) and so as to be clearly visible.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGISTRATION
2.2 Except as stated in Byelaw 2.3(1) below, registration shall take place when the allocated Number is notified to the applicant together with the supply of Annual Marks and shall lapse on the 31st day of the December following.
COMPLYING WITH CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
2.3(1) If a power-driven boat has been registered with the Authority and during the year for which registration is valid any of the requirements of the foregoing Byelaws as to the display of Numbers or Annual Marks are not complied with then registration shall lapse for so long as the requirements are not so fulfilled.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
2.3(2) Upon every transfer of ownership of a power-driven boat which is registered with the Authority, the transferor shall within fourteen days of the date of the transfer notify the authority in writing of the Number of the power-driven boat transferred and the name and address of the transferee.
2.3(3) No Number or Annual Mark shall be transferred to another boat without the prior written consent of the Authority.
2.4 EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION
Any police or fire officer or other member of the emergency services in circumstances necessary to the proper executions of his duty, may use on the Loch a power-driven boat which is not registered with the Authority
INSPECTION OF BOATS
2.5 The Authority shall have the right to inspect a boat prior to registration and at any other time to confirm the details given on the registration application form.
RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNER
2.6 The registered owner of a boat shall co-operate in any investigation that is carried out into any accident or incident involving his boat whether or not he was the master of the boat at the time of such accident or incident.
2.7 No person shall knowingly provide the Authority with false information or fail to disclose any material information or renewal of registration as provided in Byelaw 2.1(1) or when notifying the Authority of transfer of ownership as provided in Byelaw 2.3(2)
RULES OF NAVIGATIONS
3.1 The Rules of Navigation contained in Byelaw 3 shall be complied with by the Master of the boat
3.2(1) The Master of every boat shall comply with the provisions of Byelaw 3.2 concerning lights in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. The lights prescribed by said Byelaw shall also be exhibited from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility.
(a) "Masthead light" means a white light placed over the fore and aft centre line of the boat showing and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 225 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on either side of the boat.
(b) "Sidelight" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side each showing and unbroken light over and arc of the horizon of 112.5 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on its respective side.
(c) "Sternlight" means a white light placed as nearly as practicable at the stern showing an unbroken light over and arc of the horizon of 135 and so fixed as to show light 75.5 degrees from right aft on each side of the boat.
(d) "All round light" means a light showing an unbroken light over the whole circumference of the horizon of 360 degrees.
3.2(2) A power-driven boat of 12 meters or more in length, when underway, shall carry lights of an intensity so as to be visible at the following minimum ranges:
(a) A masthead light, 4.83 kilometers, 2.5 meters above sidelights.
(b) Sidelights, 3.22 kilometers.
(c) A Sternlight, 3.22 kilometers
(d) All round light, 3.22 kilometers
3.2(3) A power-driven boat of less than 12 meters in length, when underway, shall carry lights of an intensity so as to be visible at the following minimum ranges:
(a) A masthead light, 3.22 kilometers.
(b) Sidelights, 1.61 kilometers.
(c) A Sternlight, 3.22 kilometers
(d) All round light, 3.22 kilometers, or, in lieu of the foregoing, an all round white light and side lights, minimum visibility 3.22 kilometers and 1.61 kilometers respectively.
3.2(4) A power driven boat of less than 7 meters whose maximum speed does not exceed 10 kilometers per hour may, in lieu of the lights prescribed in the Byelaw 3.2(3) exhibit an all-round white light and shall, if practicable, also exhibit sidelights, minimum visibility 3.22 kilometers and 1.61 kilometers respectively.
3.2(5) The masthead lights or all round white light on a power-driven boat of less than 12 meters in length may be displaced from the fore and aft centre line of the boat if the centre line fitting if not practicable, provided that the side lights are combined in one lantern, which shall be displaced from the fore and aft centre line of the boat by the same amount and in the same direction.
3.2(6) A power-driven boat when towing another boat shall carry, in addition to the lights prescribed in Byelaws 3.2(2) to 3.2(5) (as the case may be) and additional masthead light of similar intensity in a vertical line above or below that light.
3.2(7) A boat being towed shall exhibit:
(i)Sidelights, minimum intensity 1.61 kilometers
(ii)A Sternlight, minimum intensity 3.22 kilometers
3.2(8) A sailing boat of greater than 7 meters in length underway shall exhibit:
(i)Sidelights, minimum intensity 1.61 kilometers
(ii)A Sternlight, minimum intensity 3.22 kilometers
3.2(9) In a sailing boat of less than 20 meters in length the lights prescribed in Byelaw 3.2(8) may be combined in one lantern carried at near the top of the mast where it can be best seen.
3.2(10) A sailing boat of less than 7 meters in length or a boat under oars or paddle shall, if practicable, exhibit the lights prescribed in Byelaw 3.2(8) or 3.2(9) but, if not, an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.
3.2(11) A boat at anchor in or near a fairway shall carry forward, where it can best be seen, a white light visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least 1.61 kilometers. This Byelaw shall not apply to boats when at their permanent recognised moorings, if those moorings are out of the fairway.
3.2(12) Between sunset and sunrise no boat shall show lights other than those specified in Byelaws 3.2(2) to 3.2(11) inclusive, which are liable to be confused or mistaken for lights so specified.
3.3 CONDUCT IN RESTICTED VISIBILITY
3.3(1) The Master of a boat shall comply with the provisions of Byelaw 3.3 as to conduct in restricted visibility.
SAFE MODERATE SPEED
3.3(2) The Master of a boat shall, in restricted visibility, go at a safe moderate speed, and shall, if necessary slacken speed or stop or reverse in order to avoid risk of collision.
3.3(3) The Master of a boat shall ensure that, if practicable, at all times the boat carriers a horn, whistle or other means of making an efficient sound signal.
3.3(4) The Master of a power-driven boat making way in restricted visibility, shall sound or cause to sounded at intervals of not more than two minutes one prolonged blast of its sound signal of at least five seconds duration.
3.3(5) The Master of a power-driven boat under way, but stopped and making no way through the water, shall sound or cause to be sounded at intervals of not more than two minutes two prolonged blast of its sound signal each of at least five seconds duration's in succession with and interval of about two seconds between them.
3.3(6) The Master of a boat at anchor or aground in a fairway, a boat restricted in its ability to manoeuvre, a sailing boat or a boat engaged in towing shall, instead of the signals prescribed in Byelaws 3.3(4) and 3.3(5) sound or cause to be sounded at intervals of no more than two minutes, three blasts of its sound signal in succession, namely one prolonged, of at least five seconds duration, followed by two shorter blasts.
STEERING AND SAILING
3.3(7) The Master of a boat shall, in restricted visibility display lights required to be carried on a boat by virtue of Byelaw 3.2 Lights.
3.4 STEERING AND SAILING BYELAWS
AVOIDING RISK OF COLLSION - SAILING BOAT
3.4(1) The Master of a boat shall navigate said boat in accordance with Byelaw 3.4 relating to steering and sailing and shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances.
3.4(2) When two sailing boats are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other as follows:
(a) When each has the wind on a different side, the boat which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
(b) When both have the wind on the same side, the boat which is windward shall keep out of the way of the boat which is leeward.
(c) If a boat with the wind on the port side sees a boat to windward and cannot determine with certainty whether the other boat has the wind or the port or on the starboard side, the board with the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other. For the purpose of this Byelaw, the windward side shall bee deemed to the side opposite to that which the mainsail is carried.
AVOIDING RISK COLLSIOIN - POWER-DRIVEN BOAT
3.4(3)When two power-driven boats are meeting head on, or nearly head on, so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter its course to starboard so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
3.4(4)When two power-driven boats are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the boat which has the other on her starboard side shall keep out of the way and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid crossing ahead of the other boat.
3.4(5)When a power-driven boat and a sailing boat are proceeding in such directions as to involve risk of collision, the power-driven boat shall keep out of the way of the sailing boat.
3.4(6) When two boats, one of which (whether or not fitted with propelling machinery or carrying sails) is being manually propelled solely by the use of oars or paddles, and proceeding in such direction as to involve risk of collision, the boat which is not under oars or paddles shall keep out of the way of the other.
AVOIDING RISK OF COLLISION
3.4(7)Where, by any of the provisions of Byelaw 3.4 one of the two boats is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep its course and speed. When, from any cause the Master of the latter boat find himself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the giving-way boat alone, he shall also take such action as will best aid to avert collision.
3.4(8)A boat which is directed by any of the said provisions to keep out of the way of another boat shall, so far as possible, take positive early action so as to ensure a safe passing distance.
3.4(9)A power-driven boat which is directed by any of the said provisions to keep out of the way of another boat shall, as far as possible, take positive early actions so as to ensure a safe passing distance.
INABILITY TO MANOEVRE
3.4(10)If a power-driven boat is in any circumstances unable to manoeuvre in compliance with any of the said provisions the Master shall sound the letter "D" in Morse Code (that is to say one long blast followed by two short blasts of its sound signal) to indicate " I am unable to give way". It shall be then the duty of the other boat to keep clear.
3.4(11) Notwithstanding anything contained in any of the said provisions, every boat overtaking any other boat shall keep out of the way of the overtaken boat.
3.4(12)When tow power-driven boats are approaching from approximately northerly and southerly directions respectively a pier or landing stage preparatory to going alongside it and both boats are at nearly equal distance therefrom, the boat which is to the northward of the other shall give way and allow the other boat to go alongside first.
3.4(13)If necessary to attract attentions in the interests of safety, on prolonged blast of its sound signal shall be sounded by a power-drive boat when starting from any pier or landing stage.
BOAT ENGAGED IN TROLLING
3.2(14) No boat shall approach within 100 metres astern of a fishing boat engaged in trolling and displaying a "trolling shape"
3.5 GENERAL BYELAWS RELATING TO NAVIGATION AND BEHAVIOR
No master of and boat shall navigate recklessly
No Master of any boat or any other person shall navigate while unfit to do so through drink or drugs.
3.5(3)Navigating Without Due Care and Attention
DUE CARE AND ATTENTION
No Master of any boat shall navigate it without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other boats or for persons using the Loch.
3.5(4) Young Persons
No power-driven boat of greater engine power that 3 kilowatts shall be under the master of a person under the age of 14 years.
SECURING A BOAT
3.5(5) Tying up, Anchoring and Mooring
(a) Save as in an emergency, no Master shall moor, anchor, or tie up a boat in any part of Loch Lomond where it is likely to cause nuisance, annoyance, inconvenience, injury or damage to individuals or property.
(b) Save as in an emergency, no Master shall tie or otherwise secure a boat to any buoy, beacon, pole making a navigation hazard or instruction.
3.6 NAVIGATING IN RESTRICTED AREAS
3.6(1) For the purpose of these Byelaws "Restricted Areas" as shown cross hatched on the plan annexed as relative hereto are:-
(a) "The Narrows" between Inchtavannach and Inchconnachan.
(b) Between Inchtavannach and Inchconnachan.
(c) Between Inchmoan and Inchconnachan.
(d) Between Inchtavannach and Luss mainland from Inchfraoch to Bandry point.
(e) Between Inchfad and Inchcruin .
(f) Between Torrinch and Inchcailloch.
(g) Between Inchcailloch and Clairinsh.
(h) Endrick Water.
(i) The River Falloch.
(j) The River Leven to the Barrage.
(k) Fruin Water.
(l) Areas of mooring and congestion.
3.6(2)When navigating in any areas (a) to (I) in Byelaw 3.6(1) the Master shall navigate the boat so as to be on the starboard (right) side of mid channel so as to permit boats to pass port (left) side to port side.
3.6(3)In any areas in Byelaw 3.6(1) so as to avoid the likelihood of collision, Masters of boats shall keep a special lookout and be prepared to stop and go astern.
3.6(4) No boat shall impede the passage or block any channel for boats passing through any of the restricted areas.
3.7 SPEED LIMITS
Subject to Byelaw 3.7(2) and except with the prior written approval of the Authority, the Master of a power-driven boat shall not permit his boat to travel at a speed greater than 11 kilometres per hour in any of the following areas all as shown hatched on the plan annexed as relative therto:-
3.7(i)(a) Within 150 metres off all shores, both mainland and island, the distance to be measured at right angles to the water's edge.
(b)(i)The whole area of water to the east of an imaginary line drawn from Ross Priory to Balmaha Pier.
(ii) The whole area of water bounded by Ross Arden Point, Slate Bay, and Inchtavannach.
(iii) The whole of the area of water bounded by Inchcruin, Inchmoan, Inchconnachan and a line drawn from a point 150 metres north of Incruin and a point 150 metres north of Inchconnachan.
SPEED LIMITS - EXCEPTED AREAS
3.7(2) Speeds up to 90 kilometres per hour or whatever lower speed is safe under the prevailing conditions are permitted in the following areas:-
(1) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 50 metres west of the "Maid of the Loch" slipway (OS. N.S 384824 to 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge at the yellow marker buoy south of Cameron House Marina (OS N.S. 381 824).
(2) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge from the yellow buoy adjacent to the Clubhouse at Cameron House Marina (OS N.S. 379 827) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles from the water's edge 50 metres south of the point of the peninsula at the north end of Cameron House Estate (O.S. N.S. 362 880).
(3) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water edge opposite South Lodge of Loch Lomond Castle (O.S N.S 368 840) to a line extending 150 metres out from the water's edge 100 metres south from the Burnfoot Boathouse (O.S. 387 880)
(4) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres north east of the most easterly jetty on Inchmurrin Island (O.S. N.S. 379 866) to a line extending 150 metres out from the water's edge 100 metres south from the most north easterly point of Inchmurrin Island (O.S. N.S. 387 880)
(5) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge at the most south easterly point of Inchlonaig (O.S. N.S. 384 931) to line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge from the most northerly point of the east shore of Inchlonaig (O.S. N.S. 384 939)
(6) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres north of Cashell Burn (O.S N.S 393 943) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres south of Carraig Rock (O.S. N.S. 387 949)
(7) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 100 metres north of Culag Farm (O.S. N.S. 354 954) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 100 metres south of Inverbeg south jetty (O.S N.S. 347 978)
(8) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres from the Inverbeg Caravan site north shore (O.S. N.S. 345 985) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 100 metres south of Rubha Mor point (O.S. N.S. 346 998)
(9) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres north of Blairannich jetty (O.S. N.S. 329 065) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres south of Inveruglas Caravan site jetty (O.S. N.S. 322 088)
(10) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres north of Rubba Ban Spit (O.S. N.S. 328 135) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres south of the most southerly Ardlui jetty (O.S. N.S. 320 152)
3.7(3) No person shall navigate a boat anywhere on the Loch at a speed in excess of 90 kilometres per hour or in excess of whatever lower speed is safe under the prevailing conditions, without prior approval of the Authority.
3.8 WATER SKIING
WATER SKIIING WAKEBOARDS, KNEEBOARDS, AIRCHAIRS
3.8(1) The Master of a power-driven boat shall not knowingly cause or permit it to be used for the purposes of water skiing or similar activities except in accordance with the following paragraphs:-
(a) When towing a water skier the boat shall carry two competent persons, one of whom shall navigate the boat and the other of whom shall watch the water skier and relay his signals to the navigator.
(b) The boat shall be equipped with a mirror so constructed and fixed as to enable the navigator of boat to observe the water skier and boats to the rear of his boat.
3.8(2) No boat shall be used for water skiing or similar activity unless it has and alternative means of propulsion to enable the retrieval of a fallen skier in the event of engine failure.
3.8(3) The Master of a power-driven boat shall not knowingly cause or permit it to tow more than two skiers at any one time, provided that this Byelaw shall not apply to any person who has first obtained the written approval of the Authority.
3.8(4) No water skier shall ski in such a manner as to cause danger or give reasonable cause for annoyance to a person in any other boat or member of the public using the Loch.
3.8(5) No water skier shall ski while unfit to do so through drink or drugs.
No person shall knowingly cause or permit to be used any boat for the purposes of parascending unless the prior written approval of the Authority has first been obtained.
3.9 NOISE AND SILENCERS
NOISE AND SILENCERS
3.10(1) The Master of a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine shall comply with the Byelaws
3.10(2), (3) and (4) relating to the emission of noise and the fitting of silencers.
3.10(2) A boat propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be fitted with a silencer expansion chamber or other contrivance suitable and sufficient to prevent the occurrence of noise amounting to a nuisance caused by the escape of exhaust gases from the engine.
3.10(3) A boat propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be used on the Loch so that the exhaust gases from the engine do not escape into the atmosphere without first passing through the silencer, expansion chamber or other contrivance required by these Byelaws to be fitted.
3.10(4) Every such silencer expansion chamber or other contrivance shall at all times while the boat is being used on the Loch, be maintained in good and efficient working order and shall not have been altered in such a way that the noise caused by the escape of gases is made greater by the alteration.
3.10(5) No person shall operate a boat on the Loch in such a manner or for such a time as to give any other person reasonable cause for annoyance.
3.11 GENERAL RULES RELATING TO BOATS
GENERAL RULES RELATING TO BOATS
3.11(1)No persons shall navigate, or cause to be navigated any boat which, by reason of its construction, or fitting out, could be liable to cause hindrance to free navigation or danger to persons, other boats of property.
"RINGOS", "BISCUITS", "BANANAS" AND SIMLAR DEVICES
3.11(2) No boat shall tow at a speed above 30 kilometres per hour any structure of boat which has no independent means of propulsion or mechanical directional control.
DRIFTING UNATTENDED BOAT
3.11(3) Where a boat has been found drifting and unmanned, whether or not it is for the time being a hazard to navigation, it shall be taken to the nearest safe place at the discretion of an authorised officer of the Authority. The Authority shall levy such charges on the registered owner of the boat necessary to cover cost thereby incurred.
No responsibility of any kind whatsoever can be attached to the Authority for any damage to or loss of any boat or for inconvenience caused when such actions has been taken.
3.12 NOTICE OF ACCIDENTS
NOTICE OF ACCIDENTS
3.12 If any case owing to the presence of a boat in or on the Loch an accident occurs whereby a boat is damaged or personal injury is caused to any person, each and every boat involved shall stop as soon as is practicable and the Master of each boat shall, is required to do so by any persons having reasonable grounds for so requesting, give his name and address, and also the name and address, and also the Registration Number of the boat.
The owner or Master of a boat which through accident or other cause has sunk or is stranded in the Loch shall at the earliest reasonable opportunity give notice to the Authority or to the Police of the position of such a boat.
3.13 BYELAWS RELATING TO THE SHORE
Nothing in Byelaws 3.13(1) to 3.13(7) shall interfere with the exercise by any reparian proprietor of a right vested in him as owner of land in Loch Lomond or adjacent thereto.
TRADE OR BUSINESS
3.13(1) No person shall conduct any activity by way of trade or business with, or in expectation of personal reward from members of the public on the sore, without the prior written permission of the Authority.
VEHICLES ON SHORE
3.13(2) No persons shall permit a vehicle to be taken on to the shore unless he has been permitted to do so by an authorised officer of the Authority.
3.13(3) No person shall discard hook, line weight or other item of fishing tackle on a shore.
3.13(4) No power-driven boat shall be launched from the shore, without the written approval (whether for launching in general or in respect of a particular case, person or occasion) of the Authority.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
3.13(5) No person shall overcome any such a structure as described in 3.13(5) above by driving over it or by any other means, other than and authorised officer of the Authority.
3.13(7) No person shall remove or damage a sign or instruction erected by the Authority.
3.14 INTERFERENCE WITH BOATS
INTERFRENCE WITH BOATS
3.14(1) Except in an emergency no person other than and authorised officer of the Authority or Police Constable shall cast off the mooring line or lines of any secured boat without the consent of the owner or master of the boat.
3.14(2) No person shall start the engine or in any way interfere with machinery, equipment or accessories of a boat without the permission of the owner or master of the boat.
3.15(1) When trolling, the master of the boat shall ensure that a trolling shape is displayed to indicate that the boat has troll lines behind it.
3.15(2) Notwithstanding any provision made elsewhere all trolling boats must conform to Byelaws "Lights" Sections 3.2(4).
3.16 DIRECTION OF AUTHORITY PERSONNEL OR POLICE
ENFORCEMENT OF BYELAWS
A person on land or water owned or managed by the Authority in those areas described in Byelaw 1.2 shall obey and conform to the directions of a Ranger, Police Constable or any other person authorised by the Authority and identified as such relating to provisions in these Byelaws.
3.17 DEFENCE OF DUE DILIGENCE
DEFENCE OF DUE DILIGENCE
In any proceeding for any offence under these Byelaws, other than offence arising from Contravention's of Byelaw 3.5(1) and (3), its shall be a defence for any persons charged as a master or owner of a boat to show that he used all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.
Any person contravening any of the provisions of these Byelaws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding Level 2 on the Standard Scale
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