435M. Inspection of safety equipments and appliances.-
(1) Any surveyor appointed under section 9, any registrar appointed under section 435E or any other officer appointed by the Central Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette may at any reasonable time inspect any Indian fishing boat for the purpose of seeing the she is properly provided with safety equipments and appliances in conformity with the rules referred to in section 435J.
(2) If the surveyor, or, as the case may be, the registrar or other officer appointed under sub-section (1) finds that the Indian fishing boat is not provided with the aforesaid equipments and appliances, he shall give to the owner, skipper or tindal or any other person in charge of the fishing boat a notice in writing pointing out the deficiency and also what in his opinion is requisite to remedy the said deficiency.
(3) No Indian fishing boat served with a notice under sub-section (2) shall proceed to sea until it obtains a certificate signed by the surveyor, registrar or other officer appointed under sub-section (1) to the effect that it is properly provided with safety equipments and appliances in conformity with the aforesaid rules.