173. Certain ships to carry medical officer.-
1[(1) Every foreign-going ship carrying-
(a) more than the prescribed number of persons (including the crew), shall have on board as part of her complement a medical officer possessing such qualifications; and
(b) less than the prescribed number of persons shall have such medical facilities, as may be prescribed, in accordance with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention.]
(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to 2[a special trade passenger ship] or a pilgrim ship.