(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a vessel shall not anchor at any place in a port other than at a place-
(a) set aside by the Director for the anchorage of that particular type, class or description of vessel or for a particular purpose; or
(b) specified by the Director in any particular case.
(2) No vessel shall anchor or lie-
(a) within any principal fairway;
(b) in the direct approaches to the Lei Yue Mun Pass or Sulphur Channel;
(c) in a position which obstructs the approaches or entrances to any principal fairway, typhoon shelter or pier;
(d) in a position which gives a foul berth to any other vessel made fast to a mooring, pier or dock premises;
(e) except with the permission of the Director, within 500 metres of any place or vessel designated as a Government Explosives Depot under section 13A of the Dangerous Goods Ordinance (Cap 295);
(f) except with the permission of the Director, at any place at which anchoring or lying is prohibited by notice posted under any regulation made in relation to the prohibition under section 89 of the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) Ordinance (Cap 548); (24 of 2005 s. 48)
(g) if the vessel exceeds an overall length of 100 metres, within the Yau Ma Tei Anchorage except with the permission of the Director;
(h) in an immigration anchorage except for the purpose of compliance with the Immigration Ordinance (Cap 115);
(i) in a quarantine anchorage except for the purpose of compliance with the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap 599); (14 of 2008 s. 18)
(j) in a dangerous goods anchorage except for the purpose of compliance with the Dangerous Goods Ordinance (Cap 295); and
(k) in a naval anchorage except with the permission of the Hong Kong Garrison. (24 of 2005 s. 48)
(3) If without reasonable excuse this regulation is contravened, the master of the vessel commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $10000 and to imprisonment for 6 months.