19K. Transfer of registry.-
(1) The registry of an inland 1[mechanically propelled vessel] may be transferred from one place in a State to another place in another State on the application by the owner or master of the vessel to 6[the registering authority of the State in which the vessel is kept].
(2) On receipt of such application, the registering authority shall transmit notice thereof to 7[the registering. authority of the place where the vessel is registered].
1[(3) The certificate of registration in respect of the vessel shall be delivered up to the registering authority of the intended place of registry along with the application.
(4) On receipt of the application under sub-section (1) and the prescribed fee, if any, the registering authority of the intended place of registry shall enter in its register book all the particulars relating to the vessel and grant a fresh certificate of registration in respect of the vessel and thenceforth such vessel shall be considered as registered at the new place of registry.
(5) A State Government may make rules under section 19R requiring the owner or master of an inland mechanically propelled vessel not registered within the State which is brought into or is, for the time being in the State, to furnish to a prescribed authority in the State such information with respect to the inland mechanically propelled vessel and its registration as may be prescribed.]