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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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48Power to appropriate lands and works for particular trades, etc.

(1)The Authority may for the purposes of or in connection with the management of the port from time to time set apart and appropriate any lands, docks, quays, wharves, jetties, piers, berths, floats, slipways, yards, warehouses, buildings, sheds, landing stages, tips, staiths, cranes, pipeways, machinery, equipment, works and conveniences in the port belonging to them for the exclusive, partial or preferential use and accommodation of any particular trade, authority, body, company, person, vessel or class of vessels or goods subject to the payment of such rents and subject to such terms, conditions and regulations as the Authority may think fit.

(2)No authority, body, company, person or vessel shall make use of any lands, docks, quays, wharves, jetties, piers, berths, floats, slipways, yards, warehouses, buildings, sheds, landing stages, tips, staiths, cranes, pipeways, machinery, equipment, works and conveniences so set apart or appropriated without the consent of the harbour master, and the harbour master may order any person or vessel making use thereof without such consent to leave or be removed, and the provisions of section 58 of the Harbours Clauses Act, 1847, shall extend and apply mutatis mutandis to and in relation to any such vessel.

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