The Merchant Shipping Act, 19581
Act No. 44 of 1958
[30th October, 1958.]
An Act to foster the development and ensure the efficient maintenance of an Indian mercantile marine in a manner best suited to serve the national interests and for that purpose to establish a National Shipping Board 2* * * to provide for the 3[registration, certification, safety and security] of Indian ships and generally to amend and consolidate the law relating to merchant shipping.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-