435K. Certificate of inspection.-
(1) No Indian fishing boat shall ply or proceed to sea unless there is in force in respect of that fishing boat a certificate of inspection granted under this Part.
(2) A certificate of inspection in respect of an Indian fishing boat shall specify-
(a) the name and tonnage of the fishing boat;
(b) the name of skipper, tindal or other person in charge of the fishing boat;
(c) the maximum number of members of crew the fishing boat is certified to carry;
(d) the safety equipments and appliances the fishing boat is required to carry on board;
(e) such other matters as the Central Government may think fit to specify, and shall contain a statement to the effect that her hull, rigging, equipment and machinery where fitted are in good condition.
(3) Every certificate or inspection shall be in force from the date of issue for a period of one year or for such shorter period as may be specified therein: Provided that when an Indian fishing boat is at sea at the time of expiry of the certificate, the certificate shall continue to be valid until her first arrival at a port or place in India.