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435G. Certificate of registry.-

(1) The owner of every Indian fishing boat required to be registered under this Part shall make an application in the prescribed form to the registrar for the grant to him of a certificate of registry in respect of the fishing boat.

(2) The owner of every Indian fishing boat in respect of which an application under sub-section (1) is made, shall cause the tonnage of the fishing boat to be ascertained in the prescribed manner.

(3) The registrar may make such inquiry as he thinks fit with respect to the particulars contained in such application and shall enter in a register to be kept for the purpose (hereinafter referred to as fishing boats register) the following particulars in respect of the Indian fishing boat, namely:-

(a) the name of the fishing boat, the place where she was built and the port to which she belongs;

(b) the rig, type and tonnage of the fishing boat;

(c) the number assigned to the fishing boat;

(d) the name, occupation and residence of the owner of the fishing boat;

(e) the mortgages, if any, effected by the owner in respect of the fishing boat; and

(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(4) After the particulars in respect of the Indian fishing boat have been entered in the fishing boats register under sub-section (3), the registrar shall grant to the applicant a certificate of registry in the prescribed form.

(5) The owner of every Indian fishing boat shall pay for each certificate of registry a fee according to such scale as may be prescribed by the Central Government having regard to the tonnage of the fishing boat, but in no ease exceeding one rupee per ton of its gross tonnage.

(6) An Indian fishing boat required to be registered under this Part but not so registered may be detained by a proper officer until the owner, skipper, tindal or other person in charge of the fishing boat produces a certificate of registry in respect of the fishing boat.



Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back




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