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20.—(1) In this article “the waterways” means those parts of Canning Dock, Duke’s Dock, Wapping Basin and Salthouse Dock that lie within the Order limits.
(2) Merseytravel may, during and for the purpose of the construction of the authorised works, temporarily close and de-water all or any part of the waterways and divert barges and other boats from all or any part of the waterways.
(3) During the period of the closure referred to in paragraph (2), all rights of navigation along, and any obligations of the British Waterways Board to maintain for navigation, the waterways or part thereof so closed shall be suspended and unenforceable against the British Waterways Board.
(4) Any person who suffers loss by the suspension of any right under this article shall be entitled to be paid compensation by Merseytravel, to be determined in the case of dispute by the tribunal.
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