Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Amendment Rules, 1993

(Shipping Wing)
New Delhi, the 29th March, 1993
(Merchant Shipping)

GSR, 339 (E). – whereas the draft of the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Rules, 1992 were published as required under section 175 read with section 457 of the  Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958) at pages  6 & 7 of the Gazette of India, Part II, Secvtion 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 16th December, 1992 under the notification of the Government of India in  the Ministry of Surface Transport  GSR No.3 dated the 6th December, 1992, inviting  objections and suggestions from all persons likely  to be effected thereby within a period of forty-five  days from the date of publication of the notification of the Official Gazette. 

            And whereas the  said Gazette was  made available to the public on the 2nd January, 1993. 

            And whereas  no objections and suggestions have been received from the public  on the said draft. 

            Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by section 175, read with section  457 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958, the  Central Government hereby makes the following  rules, namely :- 

1.     (1)  These  rules may be called the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Amendment Rules, 1993.      

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

2.     In the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Rules, 1960 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 3, after the proviso to  Sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely :- 

 “(4) The plans shall be accompanied by fees  as specified in rule 36”. 

For rule 36 of the said rules, the  following  rule shall be substituted, namely :- 

“36. Fees :-  The fees for inspection  of crew spaces or accommodation and for scrutiny of plans of crew  accommodation spaces shall be as under :- 

(1)   Inspection of crew spaces or accommodation :- 

(a) For each visit  to the  ship                                 …Rs.500
(b) Maximum fee                                                  …Rs.3000 

(2)   Scrutiny of plans of crew accommodation spaces : -- 

(a)   ship under 1000 tons                                      … Rs.2400

(b)  ships of 1000 tons and above but                    … Rs.3600
under 7500 tons

                             (c) ships of 7500 tons and above but
                                 under 1500 tons                                                                   …Rs.4800
                             (d) ships of 1500 tons and above                                                …Rs.7200

(3)   Scrutiny plans of crew accommodation spaces depicting  alteration or  reconstruction                                                        … Rs.7200 

Provided that no fee shall be payable in respect of an inspection made in pursuance of clause (f) of rule 35, if the Central Government is satisfied that the  inspection  was made in consequence of an unjustified compliant.” 

[F. No.SR-11012/3/92-MA]
P.K. DUBEY, Director


          Foot Note :- The Principal rules were published in the Gazettee of India vide GSR No.1568, dated 30.12.1960 and were subsequently amended vide :- 

(1)   GSR No.61, dated 6.1.1967.

(2)   GSR No.1390, dated 12.12.1974


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