26. Application for registry.-
An application for the registry of an Indian ship shall be made-
(a) in the case of an individual, by the person requiring to be registered as owner or by his agent;
(b) in the case of more than one individual requiring to be so registered, by some one or more of the persons so requiring or by his or their agent; and
(c) in the case of a company 2[or a co-operative society] requiring to be so registered, by its agent; and the authority of the agent shall be testified by writing, if appointed by an individual, under the hand of the person appointing him and, if appointed by a company, 2[or a co-operative society] under its common seal.