Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention Certificates) Rules, 1995

MINISTRY OF SURFACE TRANSPORT
(Shipping Wing)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 2nd August, 1995

     G.S.R.517 (E) – Whereas a draft of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention Certificates) Amendment Rules, 1994 was published as required by sub-section (2) of section 299B,  Section 344 and clauses (d) and (e) of sub-section (2) of section 344-I of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958) in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, sub-section (i), dated the 25th June, 1994 under the notification of the Government of India G.S.R. 303, dated the 8th June, 1994 for the information of all persons likely to be  affected thereby  inviting  their  objections and suggestions in respect  of the  said draft rules till a period of 30 days from the date on which copies of the notification  as published  in the Gazette of India are made available to the public.

     And whereas the  said Gazette was made available to the public on 25th June, 1994; 

     And whereas no objections or suggestions have been received; 

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 344 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
(44 of 1958), the Central Government hereby makes  the following rules further to amend the Merchant Shipping  (Safety Convention Certificate) Rules. 1968, namely:- 

                                                                     RULES 

          1.     (1)
    These rules may be called the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention
                         Certificate Amendment Rules, 1995. 

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

          2.      In the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention Certificate) Rules, 1968 (hereinafter referred to
                   as the said rules), for rule 5, the following  rule shall be substituted namely :- 

        “5 . Forms of Certificate, Nuclear Passenger Safety Certificate, Nuclear Cargo Safety    Certificate, Passenger Ship Safety  Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety  Construction Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate, Cargo  Ship Safety Radio Certificate, and the Cargo Ship Safety Certificate,  shall be granted in duplicate in appropriate  form set out in the Second   Schedule with such modifications as may be necessary to show that   the ship in respect of which the certificate  is issued, complies with the  requirements of the  International Convention for the Safety of Life at   Sea, 1974 as amended from time to time”. 

           3.      In the Second Schedule to the  said rules, for all the forms the following  forms shall be
                    substituted  namely :- 
                                               
                                               
(1)     Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
                                                (2)
     Cargo Ship  Safety  Construction Certificate
                                                (3)
     Cargo Ship Safety  Equipment Certificate
                                                (4)
     Cargo Ship Safety  Radio Certificate
                                                (5)
     Cargo Ship Safety  Certificate
                                                (6)
     Forms of Exemption Certificate.


SECOND SCHEDULE 

            Form No. 1. 

“Form of Safety  Certificate for Passenger  Ships” 

PASSENGER SHIP SAFETY CERTIFICATE 

This  Certificate  shall be  supplemented by a Record  of Equipment (Form P)

 

EMBLEM                                                                                                                                  INDIA 

                                                an
                                      for …………….. international voyage
                                                a short  

Issued under the provisions of the 

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974

As modified by the protocol of 1988 relating  thereto 

            Under the authority of the Government of INDIA by Principal Officer, Mercantile Marine Department Particular of Ship 

Name of ship……………………………………………………………………………………

Distinctive number or letters ………………………………………………………………….

Port of registry …………………………………………………………………………………

Gross Tonnage………………………………………………………………………………...

Sea areas in which ship is  

Certified to operate (regulation IV/2)…………………………………………………………

IMO Number …………………………………………………………...............................

Date on which keel was laid or
ship was at a similar stage  of 
construction  or, where applicable
date on which work for a conversion
or an alternation or modification of a major character 
was commenced

THIS IS TO CERTIFY

                   1.       That the ship has been surveyed in accordance with the requirements                              of regulation I/7 of the Convention. 

                   2. That the Survey showed  that : 

2.1            the ship complied with the  requirements of the Convention as regards; 

1.     the structure, main and auxiliary boilers and other  pressure vessels;

2.     the watertight subdivision arrangements and details;

3.     the following  subdivision  load lines;

 

Subdivision load lines assigned and marked on the ship’s side  amidships (regulation II-1/13)

 

Freeboard

To apply when  the spaces in which passengers are carried include the  following alternative spaces.

C.1   
C.2
C.3   
________________________
________________________
________________________
 

 

2.2         the ship complied with the requirements of the  convention as regards structural fire  protection, fire       safety  systems and appliances and fire control plans; 

2.3         the life-saving  appliances  and the equipments of life-boats, lifecrafts and rescue  boats were provided in accordance with the requirements of the convention; 

2.4         the ship was provided  with a line-throwing  appliance and radio  installations used  in life-saving  appliances in  accordance with the requirements of  the Convention; 

2.5            the ship complied with the  requirements of  the Convention as regards  radio installation;  

2.6            the functioning of the radio installations used in life-saving  appliances complied  with the requirements of the Convention. 

2.7            the ship complied with the requirements of the Convention as regards shipborne navigational  equipment, means of  embarkation for  pilots and nautical publications; 

2.8            the ship was provided with lights, shapers,  means of making sound  signals and distress signals in accordance with the requirements of the Convention  and the International Regulations for Preventing  Collissions at Sea in force; 

2.9             in all other  respects  the ship complied  with the relevant  requirements of the Convention. 

3.       That an Exemption Certificate has/has not been issued. 

This Certificate is valid until …………………………………………………

Issued at ……………………………………………………….................. 

(Place of issue of certificate) 

……………………….                                                             ………………………
(Date of issue)                                                                                (Signature)
                                                                                                 Principal Officer
                                                                                  Mercantile Marine Department

                                                                                    (Seal or Stamp) 

Endorsement where the renewal survey has been completed and regulation I /14(d) applies 

     The ship complies with the  relevant requirements  of the Convention, and this certificate shall, in accordance with   regulation I/14(d) of the Convention  be accepted as valid until…………………………………………….                                                             

                                                     Signed :…………………………………………

                                                     Place:…………………………………………….

                                                     Date:……………………………………………… 

( Sal or stamp)                                          

     Endorsement to extend  the validity of  the certificate  until  reaching  the port of survey or for a period  of grace where regulation i/14)e) or i/14(f) applies. 

     This certificate  shall, in  accordance  with regulation I/14(e) /I/14(f) of the Convention, be accepted as valid until …………………………………..                                                                             

                                                     Signed :…………………………………………

                                                     Place:…………………………………………….

                                                     Date:……………………………………………… 

( Seal or stamp)

Record  of Equipment  for the passenger ship Safety  Certificate (Form P)  

This accord shall  be permanently  attached to the Passenger  Ship  Safety Certificate 

RECORD OF EQUIPMENT FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS MODIFIED  BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING THERETO  

     1.       Particulars of ship:
              Name of Ship ………………………………………………………………
              Distinctive number or letter……………………………………………...
              Number of passengers for
              Which certified ……………………………………………………………..

        Minimum number  of persons with required  qualifications to operate the radio installations …………………………………………………………………. 

       2.       Details of life-saving appliances

                 1.       Total  number of persons for which life-saving  appliances are provided………………………………………………………………

 

                                                                          Port side               Starboard side  

       2.       Total number of lifeboats                     …………..                  ……………. 

2.1            Total number of
Persons accommodated
By them                                        ……………                 ……………...

 

2.2            Number of partially
Enclosed lifeboats
(regulation III|42)                               ……………                 ………………. 

2.3            Number of self-righting
Partially enclosed
Lifeboats (regulation
III|43)                                                …………….              ……………….

 

2.4            Number of totally
Enclosed lifeboats
(regulation III|44)                                …………….                ……………….

           

2.5            Other lifeboats                                …………….         ………………. 

                                    2.5.1 Number                                                 …………….       ………………. 

                                    2.5.2 Type                                                      …………….         ………………… 

 

2.         Details of life-saving appliances (continued) 

            3.              Number of motor lifeboats  included
                             in the total life boats  shown  above ………………………………… 

3.1                 Number of lifeboats fitted with
     Searchlights                                        …………………………………           

            4.              Number of rescue boats                                    ……………………………………                  

4.1                Number of boats which are
         Included in the total lifeboat
         Shown above                                  …………………………………. 

5.              Lifecrafts 

5.1                 Those for which approved
       Launching appliances are required …………………………………….           

            5.1.1.        Number of lifecrafts                           …………………………………………..

            5.1.2.        Number of persons
                             accommodated by them           …………………………………………

 

5.2                   Those for which approved
       Launching  appliances are not
       Required                                           ………………………………………….. 

            5.2.1         Number of life crafts                          …………………………………………..................... 

            5.2.2         Number of persons                           
                             accommodated by them           …………………………………………........ 

            6.              Buoyant apparatus                           ………………………………………….. 

            6.1            Number of apparatus               …………………………………………............ 

6.2                              Number of persons
Capable of being supported     ………………………………………….. 

            7.              Number of lifebuoys                          …………………………………………........... 

            8.              Number of lifejackets               ………………………………………… ..................

            9.              Immersion suits                       ………………………………………….................. 

            9.1            Total number                                    ………………………………………….......... 

9.2                              Number of suits
Complying with the
Requirements for lifejackets 

            10.            Number of thermal
                             protective aids                                   ………………………………………….. 

            11.            Radio installations used in
                             life-saving appliances              ………………………………………….. 

11.1                         Number of radar transponders …………………………………………

11.2                         Number of two-way VHF

Radiotelephone apparatus      …………………………………………

Details of radio facilities : 

 

Item

Actual provision

1.

Primary systems  

………………………

1.1

VHF Radio Installation  

………………………

1.1.1

DSC encoder 

………………………

1.1.2

DSC watch receiver  

………………………

1.1.3

Radiotelephony  

………………………

1.2

MF radio  installation  

………………………

1.2.1

DSC encoder 

………………………

1.2.2.

DSC watch receiver  

………………………

1.2.3

Radiotelephony 

………………………

1.3

MF/HF radio installation  

………………………..

1.3.1

DSC encoder 

………………………..

1.3.2

DSC Watch receiver  

…………………………

1.3.3

Radiotelephony  

…………………………

1.3.4

Direct-printing radiotelegraphy 

…………………………

1.4

INMARSAT ship earth station 

…………………………

2.

Secondary means of alerting  

…………………………

3.

Facilities for reception  of maritime safety information  

…………………………

3.1

NAVTEX receiver 

…………………………

3.2

EGC receiver 

…………………………

3.3.

HF direct-printing  radiotelegraph receiver 

…………………………

4.

Satellite EPIRB 

………………………….

4.1

COSPAS-SARSAT 

…………………………..

4.2

INMARSAT 

…………………………..

5.

VHF EPIRB 

…………………………..

6.

Ship’s radar transponder 

…………………………..

7.

Radiotelephone distress  frequency watch receiver  on 2.182 kHs2

…………………………..

8.

Device for generating the radiotelephone alarm signal on 2.182 kHs3  

……………………………

4.

Methods used to ensure availability of radio facilities (regulations IV|15.6 and 15.7) 

…………………………….

4.1

Duplication of equipment  

…………………………….

4.2

Shore-based maintenance 

……………………………..

4.3

At –sea maintenance capability  

……………………………..

5.

Ships constructed before 1 February 1995 which do not comply with all the applicable  requirements of chapter IV of the Convention as amended in 1988

 

           

 

Requirements of regulations

Actual provision

Hours of listening by operator

…………..

………….

Number of operators

…………..

………….

Whether auto alarm fitted whether main installation fitted

…………..

………….

Whether reserve  installation fitted

…………..

…………..

Whether main and reserve transmitters electrically separated or combined

…………..

…………..

 6.       Ships constructed before 1 February 1992 which do not fully comply with the  applicable  requirements of chapter III of the Convention as amended in 1988

 

Actual             provision

Radiotelegraph installation for lifegoat

………………………..

Portable radio apparatus for survival craft

………………………..

Survival craft EPIRB (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz)

………………………..

Two – way radiotelephone apparatus

………………………..

    This IA to certify that this Record is correct in all respects.
Issued at …………………………………………………………….                           

 

(Date of Issue)                                                                                                        (Signature  of duly authorized official issuing the Record) 

………………………                                                                   ………………………………….
(Seal or stamp)


FORM No.2 

Form of Safety Construction Certification Certificate for Cargo Ships
CARGO SHIP SAFETY CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE  

ASHOKA EMBLEM                                                                                                  INDIA 

            Issued under the provisions of the International Convention  for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as modified by the Protocol of 1988 relating thereto  under the authority of the Government of India by Principal Officer, Mercantile Marine Department Particulars of ship--- 

Name of ship………………………………………………………………………………………
Distinctive number of letters………………………………………………………………….....
Port of registry …………………………………………………………………………………….
Gross tonnage……………………………………………………………………………………..
Deadweight of ship (metric tons)………………………………………………………………
IMO Number……………………………………………………………………………………….
Type of ship
Oil tanker
Chemical tanker
Gas Carrier
Cargo ship other  than any of the above

Date on which keel was laid or Ship was at a similar stage of construction or, where applicable date on which work for a conversion or an alteration or modification of a major  character was commenced                                  ……………….

THIS IS TO CERTIFY : 

1.         That the ship has been surveyed  in accordance with the requirements of  regulation I|10 of the convention. 

2.         That the survey showed  that the  condition of the structure, machinery and equipment as defined in the  above regulation was satisfactory and the ship complied with the  relevant  requirements of chapters II-1 and II-2 of the convention ( other than those relating  to fire safety systems and appliances and fire control  plans). 

3.         That the last two inspections of the outside of the ship’s bottom took place on …………………………………………………….. and ……………………………(dates) 

4.         That an Exemption Certificate has/has not  been issued. 

            This  certificate is valid until…………………………………….subject to the annual and intermediate surveys  and inspections of the outside  of the ship’s bottom in accordance with regulation I\10 of the Convention. 

            Issued at …………………………………………………………………………………..
                                                    (place of issue of certificate)

……………………….
(Date of issue)

……………………………….

(Signature)
Principal Officer
Mercantile Marine Department

(Seal or Stamp)
Endorsement  for annual and intermediate surveys  

            This is to certify that, at a survey required  by regulation I/10 of the convention, the ship was found to comply with the relevant  requirements of the Convention.

Annual survey

Signed:……………….
Place:…………………
Date:………………….

 (Seal or stamp) 

Annual /intermediate

Survey:  

Signed :…………………..
Place :…………………….
Date:……………………… 

(Seal or Stamp)

Annual /intermediate
Survey:

 

Signed :…………………..
Place :…………………….
Date:………………………

(Seal or Stamp)

Annual Survey:  

Signed :…………………..
Place :…………………….
Date:……………………… 

(Seal or Stamp) 

Annual |intermediate survey in accordance with regulation I|14(h) (iii) 

            This is to certify that, at an annual/intermediate survey in accordance with regulation I14(h) (iii) of the Convention, the ship was found to comply with the relevant requirements of  the Convention. 

Signed :…………………..
Place :…………………….
Date:……………………… 

(Seal or Stamp)

Endorsement for inspections of the outside of the ship’s bottom 

            This is to certify  that, at an inspection  required  by regulation I|10 of the Convention, the ship was found to comply with the relevant requirements of the Convention  

            First Inspection : 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or Stamp) 

            Second inspection : 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or Stamp)

 

            Endorsement to extend the certificate if valid for less than 5 years where regulation I|14( C)  applies. 

            The ship complies with the relevant requirements of the Convention, and this certificate shall, in  accordance with regulation I|14(C) of the  Convention be accepted as valid until ………………………………………………………………………… 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

           (Seal or Stamp)           

            Endorsement where the renewal survey has been completed and regulation I|14(d) applies.     

             This ship complies  with the relevant requirements of the Convention and this certificate shall, in accordance with regulation I|14(d) of the convention. Be accepted as valid until …………………………………………………………………………                   

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or Stamp) 

            Endorsement  to extend the validity of the certificate until  reaching the port  of survey or a period of grace  where  regulation I|14(e) or I|14(f) applies.                     

            This certificate shall, in accordance with  regulation  I|14(e)|I(14)(f) of the Convention be accepted as valid until………………………………………………… 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or stamp) 

            Endorsement  for advancement of anniversary date where regulation I|14(h) of the Convention, the new anniversary date is…………………………………. 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or stamp) 

            in accordance with regulation I|14(h) of the Convention, the new anniversary date is……………………………………………………………………………… 

                   Signed :…………………..

                   Place :…………………….

                   Date:……………………… 

            (Seal or stamp)