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The Harbor Master shall have full supervision and control over the movements and anchorage of all vessels within the corporate limits and jurisdiction of the city, subject to the laws of the United States in relation thereto. He or she shall have power, whenever the needs of navigation and the rights and safety of persons and property require, to order the moving or change of anchorage or docking of any vessel within said waters, and any person who shall refuse, fail or neglect to comply with such order shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this subchapter. He or she shall have supervision and control of all municipal docks and piers, subject to the provisions of this subchapter and the city dock regulations adopted by the City Council. He or she shall have power to, and it shall be his or her duty to, seize and remove any vessel moored at any municipal pier, wharf or dock contrary to any order of the Harbor Master or other authorized officials of the city; he or she shall cause said vessel to be placed in storage under his or her control and the vessel shall not be released until the expense and charges for moving, docking and/or storage are paid to the Harbor Master by the owner or person lawfully in charge of said vessel. It shall be his or her duty to make prompt complaint to the proper court for any violation of the provisions of this subchapter and aid in the prosecution thereof.
(Prior Code, § 3.84)