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2. Def ini t ions.-

7[1]In this Act , unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context.-

8[(a) "inland vessel" or "inland mechanically propelled vessel" means a mechanically propelled vessel, which ordinarily plies on inland water, but does not include fishing vessel and a ship registered under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958);

(b) "inland water" means-

(i) any canal, river, lake or other navigable water within a State,

(ii) any area of any tidal water deemed to be the inland to be smooth and partially by the Central Government under section 70,

(iii) waters declared by the Central Government to be smooth and partially smooth waters under clause (41) of section 3 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958);

(c) "mechanically propelled vessel" means every description of vessel propelled wholly or in part by electricity, steam or other mechanical power including dumb vessel towed by mechanically propelled vessel and vessel propelled by outboard motor;]

9[(d)] "passenger" includes any person carried in a 10[mechanically propelled vessel] other than the master and crew and the owner, his family and servants;

9[(e)] "prescribed" means prescribed by any rule under this Act; 1* * * * *

2[(f)] "survey" means the survey of a 3[mechanically propelled vessel] under this Act;

2[(g)] "surveyor" means a surveyor appointed under this Act; and

4[(ga) "tidal water" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (49) of section 3 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958);]

2[(h)] "voyage" includes the plying of a 3[mechanically propelled vessel] at or about any place,

5[(2) Any reference to the Inland Steam-vessels Act, 1917 (1 of 1917), in any law for the time being in force or in any instrument or other document shall be construed as a reference to the Inland Vessels Act, 1917].



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