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The Lighthouse Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVII OF 1927 )


2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) Collector of Customs means an officer of customs exercising the powers of a Collector of Customs under the 1[Customs Act, 1969], and includes any person appointed by the Government to discharge the functions of a Collector of Customs under this Act;
(b) "district" means an area defined as a district for the purposes of this Act under section 3;
(c) "general lighthouse" means any lighthouse which the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be a general lighthouse for the purposes of this Act;
(d) "lighthouse" includes any light-vessel, fog-signal, buoy, beacon, or any mark, sign or apparatus exhibited or used for the guidance of ships;
(e) "local lighthouse" means any lighthouse which is not a general lighthouse;
(f) "local lighthouse authority" means 2[* * *], local authority or other person having the superintendence and management of a local lighthouse;
(g) "owner" includes any part-owner, chatterer, or mortgagee in possession and any agent to whom a ship is consigned;
(h) "port" means any port, as defined in the Ports Act, 1908, to which that Act extends; and
(i) words and expressions used in this Act and not otherwise defined have the same meanings respectively as in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923.

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