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76. Certificates of competency to be held by officers of ships.- (1) Every foreign-going Indian ship, every home-trade Indian ship of two hundred tons gross or more when going to sea from any port or place in India and every ship carrying passengers between ports or places in India shall be provided with officers duly certificate under this Act according to the following scale, namely:-

(a) in every case, with a duly certificate master;

(b) if the ship is a foreign-going ship or a home-trade passenger ship of one hundred and fifty tons gross or more, with at least one officer besides the master holding a certificate not lower than that of first mate in the case of a foreign-going ship and of mate in the case of a home-trade passenger ship;

(c) if the ship is a home-trade ship, not being a passenger ship, of four hundred and fifty tons gross or more, with at least one officer besides the master holding a certificate not lower than that of mate;

(d) if the ship is a foreign-going ship and carries more than one mate, then with the second mate duly certificate.

(2) Every foreign-going Indian ship when going to sea from any port or place in India shall be provided with engineers duly certificate under this Act according to the following scale, namely:-

(a) if the ship is of one hundred nominal horse-power or more, with at least two engineers one of whom shall be a first class engineer designated as the chief engineer, and the other a first class or second class engineer designated as the second engineer;

(b) if the ship is of less than one hundred nominal horsepower, with at least one first class or second class engineer designated as the chief engineer.

(3) Every home-trade Indian ship wen going to sea from any port or place in India and every ship carrying passengers between ports or places in India shall be provided with engineers or engine drivers duly certificate according to the following scale, namely:-

(a) if the ship is of fifty nominal horse-power or more, with at least one first class or second class engineer designated as the chief engineer;

(b) if the ship is of less than fifty nominate horse-power, with at least one first class or second class engineer designated as the chief engineer, or with at least one engine diver of a sea-going ship.

(4) Every fishing vessel when going to sea from any port or place in India shall be provided-

(a) if the vessel exceeds twenty-five tons gross but does not exceed fifty tons gross, with ma certificate skipper;

(b) if the vessel exceeds fifty tons gross, with a certificate skipper and a certificate second hand;

(c) if the vessel is of fifty nominal horse-power or more, with at least one engineer duly certificated, being an engineer of a fishing vessel, who shall be designated as the chief engineer;

(d) if the vessel is of less than fifty nominal horse-power, with at least one engineer duly certificated, being an engineer of a fishing vessel, who shall be designated as the chief engineer or with at least one engine driver of a fishing vessel duly certificated.

Explanation.- For the purposes of clause (c) , persons holding certificates of competency as first class or second class engineers shall be deemed to be duly certificated and for the purposes of clause (d), persons holding certificates of competency as engine rivers of sea-going ships shall be deemed to be duly certificate.

(5) Nothing in this section which relates to engineers or engine drivers shall apply to any ship to which the provisions of the Inland Steam-vessels Act, 1917 (1 of 1917), apply.

Explanation.- In this section "nominal horse-power", in relation to any ship, means the horse-power of the engines of the ship calculated in the prescribed manner.

 

 

 

 

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