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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1.Short and collective titles

    2. 2.Division of Act into Parts

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Incorporation of Harbours Clauses Act, 1847

  3. Part II Duties and general powers of the Authority

    1. 5.General duties and powers

    2. 6.Jurisdiction of Authority

    3. 7.Power to acquire undertakings

    4. 8.Powers relating to land

    5. 9.Authority to be local lighthouse authority

    6. 10.Powers as to vessels, plant and equipment

    7. 11.Power to license tugs, etc.

    8. 12.Power to operate transport

    9. 13.Power to hire out plant

    10. 14.Power to provide parking places and to make charges

    11. 15.Power to provide dwelling-houses and make loans

    12. 16.Returns and statistics

    13. 17.Authority may contract for police

    14. 18.Powers of interrogation, removal and search

    15. 19.Power to supply electricity and water

    16. 20.General directions to vessels in the port and the Medway approach area

    17. 21.Special directions to vessels in the port and the Medway approach area

    18. 22.Directions to vessels at the docks

    19. 23.Publication of general directions

    20. 24.Manner of giving special directions

    21. 25.Master's responsibility to be unaffected

    22. 26.Failure to comply with directions

    23. 27.Enforcement of directions

    24. 28.Obstruction of harbour master and others

    25. 29.Hydrographic surveys within the Medway approach area

    26. 30.Further powers within the Medway approach area

    27. 31.Priority for Her Majesty's vessels

    28. 32.Repair of landing places and embankments

    29. 33.Removal of obstructions

    30. 34.Reclaiming creeks, etc.

    31. 35.Works in the port

    32. 36.Power to dredge

    33. 37.Licensing of works

    34. 38.Licence to dredge

    35. 39.Appeals in respect of works licence or dredging licence

    36. 40.Restriction on construction of works and dredging

    37. 41.Crown property

    38. 42.Provision against danger to navigation

    39. 43.Abatement of works abandoned or decayed

    40. 44.Survey of tidal works

    41. 45.Permanent lights on tidal works

    42. 46.Powers with respect to disposal of wrecks

    43. 47.Protection of Crown interests in wrecks

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

  4. Part III Financial

    1. 49.Borrowing powers

    2. 50.Temporary borrowing

    3. 51.Lenders not to be concerned with application of money lent

    4. 52.Authority not bound to recognise any trust

    5. 53.Power to charge interest to capital

    6. 54.Reserve fund

    7. 55.General insurance fund

    8. 56.Power to invest in securities of bodies corporate

    9. 57.Accounts and audit

    10. 58.Gratuities, etc.

    11. 59.Allowances and donations

  5. Part IV Charges

    1. 60.Power to make certain charges

    2. 61.Conditions relating to payment of charges

    3. 62.As to payment of charges

    4. 63.As to compounded charges

    5. 64.Penalty for evading payment of charges

    6. 65.Claims for repayment of charges

    7. 66.Payment of charges on warehoused goods

    8. 67.Deposit for charges

    9. 68.Recovery of charges

    10. 69.Exemptions from charges

  6. Part V Goods

    1. 70.As to entry of dangerous goods

    2. 71.Notice before entry of dangerous goods

    3. 72.Power to survey goods

    4. 73.Power to remove goods

    5. 74.Liability for safety of goods

    6. 75.Authority may issue warrants for deposited goods

    7. 76.Power to give directions as to loading or unloading of certain goods

    8. 77.Use of warehouses as bonded warehouses

  7. Part VI Byelaws

    1. 78.General byelaws

    2. 79.Byelaws as to lights and signals, etc.

    3. 80.Byelaws relating to certain dangerous goods

    4. 81.Confirmation of byelaws and fines thereunder

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous and general

    1. 82.Traffic offences on dock roads

    2. 83.Authentication of Authority's documents

    3. 84.Service of documents

    4. 85.For mutual protection of Authority and Port of London Authority

    5. 86.Crown rights

    6. 87.Crown right of access

    7. 88.For protection of electricity undertakers

    8. 89.For protection of gas undertakers

    9. 90.For protection of British Railways Board and Kent County Council

    10. 91.For protection of river authority

    11. 92.For protection of drainage authorities

    12. 93.For protection of Nature Conservancy

    13. 94.Saving for powers of Treasury

    14. 95.Saving for Trinity House

    15. 96.Saving for Rochester Bridge

    16. 97.Saving for labour scheme

    17. 98.Saving for Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949

    18. 99.Saving for river authority, etc.

    19. 100.Saving for port health authority

    20. 101.Saving for Queenborough Fishery

    21. 102.Saving for Rochester Oyster Fishery

    22. 103.Saving for Faversham Oyster Fishery

    23. 104.Saving for Chatham Sun Pier

    24. 105.Saving for certain enactments

    25. 106.Saving for Coast Protection Act, 1949

    26. 107.Saving for Town and Country Planning Act, 1971

    27. 108.Amendment of Port of London Act, 1968

    28. 109.Repeals

    29. 110.Costs of Act

    1. Schedule 1

      Description of the Medway approach area

    2. Schedule 2

      Provisions applied to dock roads

      1. Part I Provisions in respect of which certain officers of the Authority do not have the powers of a constable

      2. Part II Provisions in respect of which certain officers of the Authority have the powers of a constable

    3. Schedule 3


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