256. Ship taking additional passengers at intermediate place.-
1[(1) If any 2[special trade passenger ship] performing a voyage between ports or places in India takes additional 3[special trade passengers] on board at an intermediate port or place, the master shall obtain from the certifying officer 4[or such other officer as the Central Government may appoint in this behalf] at the port or place a supplementary certificate stating-
(a) the number of 3[special trade passengers] so taken on board; and
(b) that food, fuel and pure water over and above what is necessary for the crew, and the other things, if any, prescribed for the ship, have been placed on board, of the quality prescribed, properly packed and sufficient to supply the 3[special trade passengers] on board during the voyage which the ship is to make (including such detention in quarantine as may be probable) according to the scale for the time being prescribed: Provided that, if the certificate B held by the master of the ship states that food, fuel and pure water over and above what is necessary for the crew, and the other things, if any, prescribed for her, have been placed on board, of the quality prescribed, properly packed and efficient to supply the full number of 3[special trade passengers] which she is capable of carrying, the master shall not be bound to obtain any such supplementary certificate, but shall obtain from the certifying officer an endorsement on the certificate B showing the number of passengers taken on board, and the number of passengers discharged, at that port or place.
3[(2) In either of the following cases, namely:-
(a) if after a pilgrim ship has departed or proceeded on her voyage any additional pilgrims are taken on board at a port or place within India appointed under this Part for the embarkation of pilgrims, or
(b) if a pilgrim ship upon her voyage touches or arrives at any such port or place, having previously received on board additional pilgrims at any port or place outside India, the master shall obtain a fresh certificate B from the certifying officer or such other officer as the Central Government may appoint in this behalf at that port or place, and shall make an additional statement specifying the number and the respective sexes of all the additional pilgrims.]