344B. Nuclear passenger ship safety certificates and nuclear cargo ship safety certificates.-
(1) If in respect of any Indian nuclear passenger or cargo ship the Central Government is satisfied that the ship has been surveyed in accordance with this Act and has been inspected by a person appointed in this behalf by the Central Government and has complied with such special requirements, if any, as that person has, after such inspection, specified, the Central Government may issue-
(a) in the case of a passenger ship, a nuclear passenger ship safety certificate;
(b) in the case of a cargo ship, a nuclear cargo ship safety certificate.
(2) A certificate issued under sub-section (1) shall be in force for a period of twelve months from the date of issue or for such shorter period as may be specified in the certificate.