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The Inland Vessels Act, 1917

[Act No. 1 of 19171]

[7th February, 1917.]

Contents:
Title The Inland Vessels Act, 1917
Sections:
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title and extent
2. Definitions
Chapter II Survey of Inland Mechanically Propelled Vessels
3. Inland mechanically propelled vessel not to proceed on voyage or to be used for service without certificate of survey
4. Appointment of surveyors and places of survey
5. Powers of surveyors
6. Fees in respect of surveys
7. Declaration of surveyor
8. Sending of declaration by owner or master to State Government
9. Power for State Government to grant or authorise the grant of certificates of survey
9A. Temporary permit
10. Certificate of survey to be affixed in conspicuous part of mechanically propelled vessel
10A. Effect of certificates of survey
11. Term of certificates of survey
12. Renewal of certificates of survey
13. Power for State Government to suspend or cancel certificate of survey
14. Power for State Government to require delivery of expired or cancelled certificate
15. Report of suspension or cancellation of certain certificates
16. Power for State Government to direct survey by two surveyors
17. Power for State Government to order a second survey
18. Division of duties when two surveyors employed
19. Power for State Government to make rules as to surveys
Chapter IIA Registration of Inland Mechanically Propelled Vessels
19A. Inland mechanically propelled vessels not to proceed on voyage or be used for service without certificate of registration
19B. Place of registry and registering authorities
19C. Book of registration
19D. Application for registration
19E. Places of registration
19F. Grant of certificate of registration
19G. [Omitted.]
19H. Marking of inland mechanically propelled vessels
19I. Prohibition against transfer of certificate of registration
19J. Registration of alterations
19K. Transfer of registry
19L. Change of residence or place of business
19M. Prohibition against transfer of ownership of registered vessel
19N. Suspension of certificates of registration
19O. Cancellation of registration
19P. Appeals
19Q. Reciprocity
19QA. Mortgage of mechanically propelled vessel or share
19R. Power to make rules
19S. Certain certificates issued under Merchant Shipping Act to be valid under this Act
Chapter III Masters Including Serangs and Engineers Including Engine-Drivers of Inland Mechanically Propelled Vessels
20. Appointment of examiners
21. Grant 'of masters', serangs', engineers' and engine-drivers' certificates of competency
22. Grant of masters', serangs', engineers' and engine-drivers' certificates of service
22A. Licences
23. Certificates to be made in duplicate
24. Copy of certificate or licence to be granted in certain cases
25. Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of one hundred or more horsepower
26. Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of between forty and one hundred horsepower
27. Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of less than forty horse-power
28. Power for State Government to require master or engineer to hold certificate granted under Act in addition to other certificate
29. Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of certificates of competency
30. Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of certificates of service
30A. Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of licences
31. Effect of certificates of competency or service and licences
Chapter IV Investigations into Casualties
32. Report of casualties to be made to nearest police-station
33. Power for State Government to appoint court of investigation
34. Power of Court of investigation to inquire into charges of incompetency or misconduct
35. Power for State Government to direct investigation otherwise than under section 33
36. Person charged to be heard
37. Assessors
38. Powers of Court as to evidence and regulation of proceedings
39. Power of Court to effect arrest of witnesses by entry and detention of vessels
40. Power of Court to commit for trial and to bind over witnesses
41. Depositions of absent witnesses
42. Report by Court to State Government
43. Court to exercise its powers independently of the assessors
44. Power for State Government to direct investigations into causes of explosions on mechanically propelled vessels
Chapter IVA Removal of Obstructions and Similar Hazards in Navigation
44A. Raising of or removal of wreck impeding navigation, etc
44B. Removal of obstruction in inland water
44C. Recovery of expenses of removal
44D. Removal of lawful obstruction
44E. Fouling of Government moorings
Chapter V Suspension and Cancellation of Certificates Granted Under The Act
45. Power for State Government to suspend or cancel certificates in certain cases
46. Obligation to deliver up suspended or cancelled certificate
47. Report to other State Government
48. Power for State Government to revoke suspension or cancellation, and to grant new certificate
Chapter VI Protection of, and Carriage of Passengers In, Inland Mechanically Propelled Vessels
49. Power for State Government to declare dangerous goods
50. Carriage of dangerous goods
51. Power of owner or master of mechanically propelled vessel to throw overbroad dangerous goods
52. Power for State Government to make rules for protection of inland mechanically propelled vessels from accidents
53. Power for State Government to make rules as to carriage of passengers in inland mechanically propelled vessels
54. Power for State Government to make rules for protection of passengers
54A. Power of State Government to fix maximum and minimum rates for passenger fares and freight for goods
54B. Power to make rules providing for the appointment of Advisory Committees
Chapter VIA Insurance of Mechanically Propelled Vessels Against Third Party Risks
54C. Application of section 134, Chapter X, XI and XII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in relation to the mechanically propelled vessels
Chapter VIAB Prevention and Control of Pollution and Protection of Inland Water
54D. Definitions
54E. Prohibition as to discharge of oil, oily mixture, etc., in the inland water
54F. Reception facilities at inland port, etc
54G. Power of entry, inspection, etc
54H. Powers of Central Government to make rules for prevention and control of pollution
Chapter VII Penalties and Legal Proceedings
55. Penalty for making voyage without certificate of survey
56. Penalty for neglect to affix certificate or survey in inland mechanically propelled vessel
57. Penalty for neglect or refusal to deliver up or surrender certificates of survey or registration
58. Penalty for carrying excessive number of passengers on board
58A. Penalty for carrying excessive quantity of cargo on board
59. Penalty for serving, or engaging a person to serve, as master or engineer without certificate
60. Penalty for master failing to give notice of wreck or casualty
61. Penalty for failing to deliver up suspended or cancelled certificate
61A. Layore Parliament
62. Penalty for taking or delivering or tendering for carriage dangerous goods on board inland mechanically propelled vessel without notice
62A. Punishment for offences relating to accident
62B. Penalty for using uninsured mechanically propelled vessel
62C. Penalty for neglect or refusal to give information as to insurance or to produce certificate of insurance
62D. Punishment for offences relating to pollution
62E. Offences by companies
63. Penalty for misconduct or neglect endangering inland mechanically propelled vessel or life or limb
63A. Desertion and absence without leave
63B. General offences against discipline
63C. Entry of offence in official log book
63D. General provision for punishment of offences not otherwise provided for
64. Levy of fine by distress of inland mechanically propelled vessel
65. Jurisdiction of Magistrates
66. Place of trial
Chapter VIII Supplemental
67. Power for State Government to make general rules
68. Power for State Government to modify application of Act to certain inland mechanically propelled vessels
69. Exemption to Government vessels from fees
70. Power for Central Government to define tidal water
71. Fees recoverable as fines
72. Certificated masters of inland mechanically propelled vessels to be deemed pilots under section 31 of Act 15 of 1908
72A. Endorsement of certificates and licences granted in Bangladesh
73. [Omitted.]
74. Publication of rules
75. Repeal and saving
The Schedules
Schedule I Rates of fees
Schedule II [Repealed.]


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