Merchant Shipping (Registration of Indian Ships) Rules, 1997

( Shipping Wing)

(Merchant Shipping)

New Delhi, the  20th February, 1997


G.S.R. 155--- In  exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1)  of section 74 read with section 458 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958, (44 of 1958), the Central  Government  hereby makes the following  rules further to amend  the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Indian Ships) Rules, 1960 namely :-

1.(1) These rules maybe called the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Indian Ships) Amendment Rules 1997,

   (2)   They shall  come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazettee.


2.  In the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Indian Ships ) Rule, 1960 ( hereinafter referred  to as the said rules)-

        (i) in rule I, for sub-rule (3), the  following  sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

        “(3) they shall  apply to every sea going Indian Ship exceeding 15 tons net which is fitted with mechanical means of propulsion:.       

        (ii)  in rule 3, for clause  (d), the following  clause shall be substituted, namely :-

“(d) permission of the Director General of Shipping to register a ship is built  in a shipyard other than an Indian Shipyard”

(iii) in rule  10, in clause ( C), after the words   “cut-off” the  words “or welded” shall be inserted

In Schedule 11, __

(a)   in item I,__

(i) in clause (b), for the figures “1600”, the figures “3001” shall be substituted;

(ii) in clause (c ) for the figures “20000” the figures “20001” shall be substituted;

(b) in “Registry Form No. 16 for the “CERTFICATE OF SURVEY”  and  the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely :-




( Merchant Shipping Act, 1858 – Section 27) 

Issued  by the Government of India

Name of Ship

Port of Intended Registry

Name and Official Number, if there has been any former Registry




Whether Indian or Foreign built

Whether a Steam of Motor Ship; how propelled

Where built

When built

Name and address of Builders




Number of decks



Material description

Number of Bulkheads




Moulded depth--------



The Tonnage of this ship in accordance with her  International Tonnage Certificate (1969) India Tonnage Certificate (1987)* are –

GROSS TONNAGE--------------

NET TONNAGE------------------

A detailed summary of the tonnage for the ship are shown in the Annex to International  Tonnage Certificate (1969)/ Indian Tonnage Certificate ( 1987)* 


The number of seamen and apprentices for whom accommodation is certified

* Delete as appropriate.


          I, the undersigned Surveyor appointed  under Section 27 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 having  Surveyed  the above named ship hereby certify that the above particulars are true, and  that her name is marked on each of her bows and her name and the Port of Registry  are properly marked on a conspicusus part  of her steam and a scale of metres denoting  her  draught are marked on each side of her   stem  and of her stern post as prescribed .

Dated at ________________

This ___________day of ------------------------- 19



Signal Letters (if any)




Particulars of  propelling Engine etc. as supplied  by Builders, Owners or Engine Makers

No. of sets of Engine

Description of Engines

Whether Indian or Foreign made

When made

Name and Address of makers

Reciprocating Engine



No. & Diameter of Cylinders in each set


Length of strome


No. of Cylinder in each


Estimated speed of ship


No. of shafts


Particulars of Boilers

Description -----------------

Number __________________

Loaded Pressure___________


Dated at ________________                                                                           _________________

This ……………….. day of ……..19                                                                   surveyor

Signal Letters (if any)

( F. No. SR-11012/2/95-MA)

S.K. DARSAN, Under Secretary



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