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Merchant Shipping Act, 1958

   
 

Preamble

   
  PART I: PARAMILITARY
1.

Short title and commencement

2.

Application of Act

3.

Definitions

   
  PART II: NATIONAL SHIPPING BOARD
4.

Establishment of National Shipping Board

5.

Functions of National Shipping Board

6.

Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Part

   
  PART III: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
7.

Director-General of Shipping

8.

Mercantile Marine Department

9.

Surveyors

10.

Radio inspectors

11.

Shipping offices

12.

Seamens employment offices

13.

Seamens welfare officers

   
  PART IV: SHIPPING DEVELOPMENT FUND
14.

Formation of Shipping Development Fund

15.

Shipping Development Fund Committee

16.

Application of the Shipping Development Fund

17.

Acts and proceedings of Committee not to be invalid

18.

Dissolution of the Committee

19.

Power to make rules in respect to matters in this Part

   
  PART V: REGISTRATION OF INDIAN SHIPS
20.

Application of Part

21.

Indian ships

22.

Obligation to register

  Procedure for registration
23.

Ports of registry

24.

Registrars of Indian ships

25.

Register book

26.

Application for registry

27.

Survey and measurement of ships before registry

28.

Marking of ship

29.

Declaration of ownership on registry

30.

Evidence on first registry

31.

Entry of particulars in register book

32.

Documents to be retained by registrar

33.

Power of Central Government to inquire into title of Indian ship to be so registered

  Certificate of registry
34.

Grant of certificate of registry

35.

Custody and use of certificate

36.

Power to grant new certificate when original certificate is defaced, lost, etc.

37.

Endorsement on certificate of change of master

38.

Endorsement on certificate of change of ownership

39.

Delivery of certificate of ship lost or ceasing to be an Indian ship

40.

Provisional certificate for ships becoming Indian ships abroad

41.

Temporary pass in lieu of certificate of registry

  Transfers of ships, shares, etc.
42.

Transfer of ships or shares

43.

Registry of transfer

44.

Transmission of property in Indian ship on death, insolvency, etc.

45.

Order for sale where ship has ceased to be an Indian ship

46.

Transfer of ship on sale by order of court

47.

Mortgage of ship or share

48.

Entry of discharge of mortgage

49.

Priority of mortgages

50.

Mortgagee not deemed to be owner

51.

Rights of mortgagee

52.

Mortgage not affected by insolvency

53.

Transfer of mortgages

54.

Transmission of interest in mortgage in certain circumstances

55.

Rules as to name of ship

  Registry of alterations, registry anew and transfer of registry
56.

Registry of alternations

57.

Regulations for registry of alternations

58.

Provisional certificate and endorsement where ship is to be registered anew

59.

Registry anew on change of ownership

60.

Procedure for registry anew

61.

Transfer of registry

62.

Restrictions on re-registry of abandoned ships

  National character and flag
63.

National colours for Indian ships

64.

Unlawful assumption of Indian character

65.

Concealment of Indian, or assumption of foreign, character

66.

Indian ships to hoist proper national colours in certain cases

67.

National character of ship to be declared before clearance

  Miscellaneous
68.

Liabilities of ships not recognised as Indian ships

69.

Proceedings on forfeiture of ship

70.

Notice of trust not received

71.

Liability of owners

72.

Evidence of register book, certificate of registry and other documents

73.

Power to register Government ships under this Part

74.

Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Part

   
  PART VI: CERTIFICATES OF OFFICERS
  Masters, mates and engineers
75.

Application of Part

76.

Certificates of competency to be held by officers of ships

 

Merchant Shipping Act, 1958

Section 1 -76 | Section 77 - 152 | Section 153 - 228 | Section 229 - 304 | Section 305 - 380 | Section 381 - 461

 

 

 

 

 

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