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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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62As to payment of charges

(1)The several charges which the Authority are for the time being authorised to demand, take and recover in respect of vessels and goods under any enactment shall be payable before the removal from the port of any vessel or goods in respect of which they are payable and may be demanded, taken and recovered by such persons, at such places, at such times and under such regulations as the Authority may from time to time appoint.

(2)An officer as defined in the Customs and Excise Act, 1952, may refuse clearance of any vessel if he is satisfied that payment of any charges payable to the Authority in respect of that vessel or any goods therein have not been made or satisfactorily secured.

(3)Charges payable to the Authority shall be payable by the owner of any vessel or goods in relation to which the charges are payable.

(4)Where charges payable to the Authority may be recovered by them from more than one person, the said persons shall be jointly and severally liable.

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