344C. Prohibition of proceeding to sea without certificates.-
(1) No Indian nuclear ship shall proceed on a voyage from any port or place in India to any port or place outside India unless there is in force in respect of the ship-
(a) a nuclear passenger ship safety certificate, if she is a passenger ship;
(b) a nuclear cargo ship safety certificate, if she is a cargo ship.
(2) The master of a ship to which this section applies shall produce to the customs collector from whom a port clearance for the ship is demanded the certificate required by sub-section (1) when the ship proceeds to sea and the port clearance shall not be granted and the ship may be detained until the said certificate is so produced.