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223. Declaration of survey.-

When a survey under this Part is completed, the survey or making it shall forthwith, if satisfied that he can with propriety do so, deliver to the owner, agent or master of the ship surveyed a declaration of survey in the prescribed form containing the following particulars, namely:-

(a) that the hull and machinery of the ship are sufficient for the service intended and in good condition;

(b) that the equipment of the ship is in such condition and that the certificates of the master, mates, engineers or engine-drivers and of the radio telegraphy operators, are such, as are required by this Act or any other law for the time being in force and applicable to the ship;

(c) the time (if less than one year) for which the hull, machinery and equipment of the ship will be sufficient;

(d) the voyages or class of voyages, on which, as regards construction, machinery and equipment, the ship is the surveyor's opinion fit to ply;

(e) the number of passengers which the ship is in the opinion of the survey, fit to carry, distinguishing, if necessary, between the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins and in different parts of the deck and cabins; the number to be subject to such conditions and variations, according to the time of year, the nature of the voyage the cargo carried or other circumstances as the case requires; and

(f) any other prescribed particulars.

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back

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