19N. Suspension of certificates of registration.-
(1) A registering authority may suspend, for such period and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, the certificate of registration of an inland 2[mechanically propelled vessel], if it has reason to believe that after the granting of the certificate the vessel has become unfit to ply in inland waters.
(2) Where the registration of an inland 2[mechanically propelled vessel] is suspended under sub-section (1) for a period of not less than one month, the registering authority ordering the suspension shall, if it is not the original registering authority, inform that other authority of the fact of such suspension.
(3) The registering authority suspending the certificate may require the owner or master of the vessel to deliver up the certificate so suspended to itself or, if it is not the original registering authority, to that other authority.
(4) A certificate of registration surrendered under this section shall be returned to the owner when the order suspending the certificate has been rescinded or has ceased to operate.