Lifeboatmans (Qualifications & Certificates) Amendment Rules,1970

(Transport Wing)

New Delhi, the 28th March, 1970.

           G.S.R. 611. – Whereas certain draft rules to amend the Lifebotmen’s (Qualifications and Certificates) Rules, 1963, were published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 288 and section 344 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 ( 44 of 1958), under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Shipping & Transport ( Transport Wing), No. G.S.R. 1664, dated the 28th June, 1969, in the Gazette of India, Part II-Section 3(i), dated the 19th July, 1969, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected there by, till 1st August, 1969;

           And where as the said Gazette was made available to the public on the 19th July, 1969;

           And were as on objections and suggestions were received from the public on the said draft rules;

           Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (h) of Sub-section (2) of section 288 and section 344 of the said Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Life – boatmen’s (Qualifications and Certificates) Rules, 1963, namely :-

 1.     Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Life-boatmen’s (Qualifications and Certificates) Amendment Rules, 1970. 

(2) They shall come into force at once. 

2.     In the Life-boatmen’s (Qualifications and Certificates) Rules, 1963 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in sub-rule (1) of rule 4, for the words “Madras, Vizagapatnam or Cochin” the words (“or Madras or the Surveyor – in – Charge of the Mercantile Marine Department, Cochin, Jamnagar, Mormugao or Visakhapatnam” ) shall be substituted. 

3.     In rule 6 of the said rules, after the words “application shall be accompanied by” the words “an examination fee of rupees five only and” shall be inserted. 

4.     In rule 7 of the said rules, for sub-rule (1), the following shall be substituted, namely :- 

“(1) Where the owner, agent or master of a ship or a shipping company desire, that the members of the crew of the ship should be examined, such owner, agent or master of the ship or the shipping company shall fill in the application forms on behalf of the members of the crew and apply to the Principal Officer, or , as the case may be, the Surveyor-in-charge of the Mercantile Marine Department of the port at which he desires the members of crew of the ship to be examined. In respect of any such application the responsibility for any statement made therein shall lie on the owner, agent or master of the ship or the shipping company making the application. Every such application shall also be accompanied by an examination fee of rupees five only required by rule 6”. 

5.     After rule 7 of the said rules, the following rule shall be inserted, namely :-

          “7 A. Payment of examination fee. The examination fee referred to in rule 6 and sub-rule (1) of rule 7 shall be paid by means of a crossed Indian Postal Order payable to the Principle Office, or, as the case may be, the Surveyor-in-Charge of the Mercantile Marine Department to whom the application for examination is made”. 

6.     In sub-rule (2) of rule 12 of the said rules the words, letters and figures “on payment of a fee of Rs.2” shall be omitted. 

7.     In Appendix A to the said rules, for part A, the following part shall be substituted, namely:-


Name in full.

Particulars of Continuous Discharge

Certificate or other document.

Permanent address.

Date and place of birth

Rank of Rating 

Particulars of Crossed Indian

Postal Order in Payment of the                                          Number

 Examination fee.                                                                    Date


Signature of Candidate.”



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