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Chapter-2 Documents of Ships

4. Registration certificate: Each ship of Nepal shall hold the registration certificate obtained under the Ship Registration Act, 2027(1971). Such a certificate shall certify the nationality of the ship, assigned function and class
of navigation, and record the ownership of the ship and charges and restrictions imposed on the ship.

5. Provisional certificate of nationality: A newly purchased ship which is yet to be registered under the Ship Registration Act, 2027(1971) or which has lost the registration certificate or which has been damaged shall hold the
provisional certificate of nationality obtained pursuant to this Act.

6. Navigator manifesto: (1) Each ship of Nepal shall hold a navigator manifesto as prescribed. Such a manifesto shall mention the name, age, status of appointment, qualification and nationality of each navigator of the ship.

(2) Such a manifesto shall also mention such minimum number of navigators and composition thereof as may be necessary to meet the requirement of safety of navigation.

7. Certificate of safety: After the capacity of any ship of Nepal to travel at sea (sea worthiness) has been certified by a competent classification society recognized by the Government of Nepal pursuant to the provisions set forth
in the International Conventional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, the navigator inspector at the Nepal Ship Office shall grant the following  certificates of safety to the following ship, and the formats of such certificates shall be as prescribed:

(1) To a passenger ship: Certificate of safety of passenger ship.

(2) To a cargo ship:

(a) Certificate of safety of construction of a cargo ship of 500 or more than 500 gross tonnage.

(b) Certificate of safety of equipment of a cargo ship of 500 or more than 500 gross tonnage.

(c) Certificate of safety of radiography of a cargo ship of 1600 or more than 1600 gross tonnage.

(d) Certificate of safety of radio telephony of a cargo ship of more than 300 but less than 1600 gross tonnage and in which a radio telegraph station has not been installed.

(3) To all ships set forth in Clauses (1) and (2), the seaworthiness certificate (capacity to travel at sea).

(4) To a passenger or cargo ship of 150 or more than 150 gross tonnage, certificate of international load line.

(5) If any ship has to travel at sea owing to an extraordinary situation, to such a ship, a certificate of exemption to the effect that the ship has adequate safety to travel at sea one time despite that the ship has not met some requirements set forth in the International Conventional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960.

8. Certificate of tonnage: (1) Each ship of Nepal shall obtain the certificate of tonnage as prescribed. Such a certificate shall certify the gross and net tonnage of that ship.

(2) The navigator inspector of the Nepal Ship Office shall issue such a certificate by collecting the prescribed fees.

9. De-ratting certificate:

(1) A rat victim ship shall obtain the certificate of de-ratting as prescribed as evidence to the effect that the ship has
satisfactorily completed the de-ratting.

(2) If a ship is not victim of rat or is not suspect of being victim of rat or if the number of rats is negligible, the ship has to obtain a certificate showing that the ship is not victim of rat as well as a certificate that such a ship has been exempted from de-ratting for any specific period, where the ship has been held permanently.

(3) The de-ratting certificate or certificate of exemption from deratting granted by the quarantine officer at any port where a ship of Nepal takes a halt shall be valid.

10. Period of certificate: (1) The period of certificates as referred to in Clauses (1), (2) and (3) of Section 7 shall be One year and that period may be extended for a maximum period of One Hundred Twenty days. Provided that, in the case of the sea worthiness certificate, such period may be extended for a maximum period of One Hundred Fifty days.

(2) If any ship is damaged, causing adverse effect to its sea worthiness (capacity to travel at sea), all certificates obtained by that ship pursuant to Section 7 shall be invalid.

(3) The certificate of international load line shall be invalid after the expiration of the period specified in that certificate. Provided that, such period shall not be so specified as to exceed the period of more than Five years after the date of its issue.

(4) The certificate of exemption shall not be valid after the expiration of the period specified in it.

11. Logbook of ship: (1) A ship of Nepal of 50 or more than 50 gross tonnage and travelling at sea and of motive power exceeding 150 horse power irrespective of its tonnage shall hold a logbook of ship as prescribed.

(2) Details of navigation, works at the ship, navigators, passengers, weather observation, big accidents and hazards happened at sea, and officers of the ship office, owners of ship, consigner or consigners of cargo by ship,
insurers, underwriters and events of interest to all the concerned person shall be set down in such a logbook.

12. Logbook of engine: (1) A ship of Nepal of 50 or more than 50 gross tonnage and of motive power of 150 horse power or more, and travelling at sea, shall hold a logbook of engine as prescribed.

(2) Details relating to the motive power installed with the ship, particularly the situation of installations, functioning and use of engine, date of overhauling, type of function performed and operation thereof and all details relating to services shall be set down in such a logbook.

(2) If any ship is damaged, causing adverse effect to its sea worthiness (capacity to travel at sea), all certificates obtained by that ship pursuant to Section 7 shall be invalid.

(3) The certificate of international load line shall be invalid after the expiration of the period specified in that certificate. Provided that, such period shall not be so specified as to exceed the period of more than Five years after the date of its issue.

(4) The certificate of exemption shall not be valid after the expiration of the period specified in it.

11. Logbook of ship: (1) A ship of Nepal of 50 or more than 50 gross tonnage and travelling at sea and of motive power exceeding 150 horse power irrespective of its tonnage shall hold a logbook of ship as prescribed.

(2) Details of navigation, works at the ship, navigators, passengers, weather observation, big accidents and hazards happened at sea, and officers of the ship office, owners of ship, consigner or consigners of cargo by ship, insurers, underwriters and events of interest to all the concerned person shall be set down in such a logbook.

12. Logbook of engine: (1) A ship of Nepal of 50 or more than 50 gross tonnage and of motive power of 150 horse power or more, and travelling at sea, shall hold a logbook of engine as prescribed.

(2) Details relating to the motive power installed with the ship, particularly the situation of installations, functioning and use of engine, date of overhauling, type of function performed and operation thereof and all details relating to services shall be set down in such a logbook.

Provided that, in the case of a ship which have been transferred to a foreign country, it is not required to surrender such certificates and logbooks.

(2) After any logbook of a ship of Nepal travelling at sea has been fully used, such logbook shall be held in the ship until One year and then surrendered to the Nepal Ship Office.

(3) The Nepal Ship Office shall safely retain the certificates and logbooks of ships received pursuant to this Section until Ten years after the date of receipt thereof.

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