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19.16.195 Equipment and Use of Docks.

City Code Section

A.  All docks where seagoing vessels are to be secured must be equipped with proper cleats, kevels, bollards, mooring posts, or similar devices for the ready and safe securing of such vessels as may be moored alongside; and all such fastenings must be kept clear at all times.  No cargo or goods or articles of any kind shall be unloaded, loaded, or piled near such fastenings which might preclude quick access to them and no fastenings shall be made to any other part of any structure at any time which may endanger such structure in any way.  All dock openings must have fences or barricades when not in use.

B.  It is unlawful for any ocean going vessel, while made fast to any dock or wharf within the confined limits of the City to turn its propeller over in excess of 15 turns per minute (approximately one quarter full speed) without first having obtained permission from the Office of the Harbor Master and owner of the dock or wharf.