The Inland Vessels Act `1917

An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to Inland Vessels.
1917
  • SURVEY OF INLAND MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSELS

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     Inland mechanically propelled vessel not to proceed on voyage or to be used for service without certificate of surve
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     Appointment of surveyors and places of survey
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     Powers of surveyors
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     Fees in respect of surveys
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     Declaration of surveyor
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     Sending of declaration by owner or master to State Government
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     Power for State Government to grant or authorise the grant of certificates of survey
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     Temporary permit
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     Certificate of survey to be affixed in conspicuous part of mechanically propelled vessel
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     Effect of certificates of survey
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     Term of certificates of survey
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     Renewal of certificates of survey
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     Power for State Government to suspend or cancel certificate of survey
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     Power for State Government to require delivery of expired or cancelled certificate
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     Report of suspension or cancellation of certain certificates
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     Power for State Government to direct survey by two surveyors
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     Power for State Government to order a second survey
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     Division of duties when two surveyors employed
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     Power for State Government to make rules as to surveys
  • REGISTRATION OF INLAND MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSELS

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     Inland mechanically propelled vessels not to proceed on voyage or be used for service without certificate of registration
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     Place of registry and registering authorities
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     Book of registration
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     Application for registration
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     Places of registration
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     Grant of certificate of registration
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     [Omitted.]
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     Marking of inland mechanically propelled vessels
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     Prohibition against transfer of certificate of registration
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     Registration of alterations
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     Transfer of registry
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     Change of residence or place of business
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     Prohibition against transfer of ownership of registered vessel
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     Suspension of certificates of registration
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     Cancellation of registration
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     Appeals
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     Reciprocity
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     Mortgage of mechanically propelled vessel or share
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     Power to make rules
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     Certain certificates issued under Merchant Shipping Act to be valid under this Act
  • MASTERS INCLUDING SERANGS AND ENGINEERS INCLUDING ENGINE-DRIVERS OF INLAND MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSELS

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     Appointment of examiners
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     Grant 'of masters', serangs', engineers' and engine-drivers' certificates of competency
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     Grant of masters', serangs', engineers' and engine-drivers' certificates of service
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     Licences
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     Certificates to be made in duplicate
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     Copy of certificate or licence to be granted in certain cases
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     Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of one hundred or more horsepower
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     Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of between forty and one hundred horsepower
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     Certificates to be held by master and engineer of vessel of less than forty horse-power
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     Power for State Government to require master or engineer to hold certificate granted under Act in addition to other .certificat
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     Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of certificates of competency
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     Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of certificates of service
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     Power for State Government to make rules as to grant of licences
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     Effect of certificates of competency or service and licences
  • INVESTIGATIONS INTO CASUALTIES

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     Report of casualties to be made to nearest police-station
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     Power for State Government to appoint court of investigation
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     Power of Court of investigation to inquire into charges of incompetency or misconduct
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     Power for State Government to direct investigation otherwise than under section 33
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     Person charged to be heard
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     Assessors
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     Powers of Court as to evidence and regulation of proceedings
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     Power of Court to effect arrest of witnesses by entry and detention of vessels
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     Power of Court to commit for trial and to bind over witnesses
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     Depositions of absent witnesses
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     Report by Court to State Government
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     Court to exercise its powers independently of the assessors
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     Power for State Government to direct investigations into causes of explosions on mechanically propelled vessels
  • REMOVAL OF OBSTRUCTIONS AND SIMILAR HAZARDS IN NAVIGATION

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     Raising of or removal of wreck impeding navigation, etc
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     Removal of obstruction in inland water
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     Recovery of expenses of removal
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     Removal of lawful obstruction
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     Fouling of Government moorings
  • SUSPENSION AND CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATES GRANTED UNDER THE ACT

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     Power for State Government to suspend or cancel certificates in certain cases
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     Obligation to deliver up suspended or cancelled certificate
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     Report to other State Government
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     Power for State Government to revoke suspension or cancellation, and to grant new certificate
  • PROTECTION OF, AND CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS IN, INLAND MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSELS

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     Power for State Government to declare dangerous goods
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     Carriage of dangerous goods
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     Power of owner or master of mechanically propelled vessel to throw overbroad dangerous goods
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     Power for State Government to make rules for protection of inland mechanically propelled vessels from accidents
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     Power for State Government to make rules as to carriage of passengers in inland mechanically propelled vessels
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     Power for State Government to make rules for protection of passengers
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     Power of State Government to fix maximum and minimum rates for passenger fares and freight for goods
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     Power to make rules providing for the appointment of Advisory Committees
  • INSURANCE OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSELS AGAINST THIRD PARTY RISKS

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     Application of section 134, Chapter X, XI and XII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in relation to the mechanically propelled vessel
  • CHAPTER VIAB

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     Definitions
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     Prohibition as to discharge of oil, oily mixture, etc., in the inland water
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     Reception facilities at inland port, etc
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     Power of entry, inspection, etc
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     Powers of Central Government to make rules for prevention and control of pollution
  • PENALTIES AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

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     Penalty for making voyage without certificate of survey
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     Penalty for neglect to affix certificate or survey in inland mechanically propelled vessel
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     Penalty for neglect or refusal to deliver up or surrender certificates of survey or registration
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     Penalty for carrying excessive number of passengers on board
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     Penalty for carrying excessive quantity of cargo on board
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     Penalty for serving, or engaging a person to serve, as master or engineer without certificate
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     Penalty for master failing to give notice of wreck or casualty
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     Penalty for failing to deliver up suspended or cancelled certificate
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     Penalty for taking or delivering or tendering for carriage dangerous goods on board inland mechanically propelled vessel without notice
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     Punishment for offences relating to accident
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     Penalty for using uninsured mechanically propelled vessel
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     Penalty for neglect or refusal to give information as to insurance or to produce certificate of insurance
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     Punishment for offences relating to pollution
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     Offences by companies
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     Penalty for misconduct or neglect endangering inland mechanically propelled vessel or life or limb
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     Desertion and absence without leave
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     General offences against discipline
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     Entry of offence in official log book
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     General provision for punishment of offences not otherwise provided for
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     Levy of fine by distress of inland mechanically propelled vessel
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     Jurisdiction of Magistrates
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     Place of trial
  • SUPPLEMENTAL

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     Power for State Government to make general rules
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     Power for State Government to modify application of Act to certain inland mechanically propelled vessels
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     Exemption to Government vessels from fees
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     Power for Central Government to define tidal water
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     Fees recoverable as fines
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     Certificated masters of inland mechanically propelled vessels to be deemed pilots under section 31 of Act 15 of 1908
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     Endorsement of certificates and licences granted in Bangladesh
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     [Omitted.]
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     Publication of rules
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     Repeal and saving