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Chapter-1 Preliminary

1. Short title, extent and commencement:

(1) This Act may be called as “Nepalese Ships (Certificates and Logbooks) Act, 2027 (1971).”

(2) It shall come into force throughout………….3 Nepal, and apply to any ship registered or required to be registered pursuant to the Ship Registration Act, 2027(1971) and the owner, navigator and employee of the ship, wherever situated.

(3) It shall come into force immediately.

2. Definitions: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this Act:

(a) “Nepal Ship Office” means the Nepal Ship Office established under the Ship Registration Act, 2027(1971).

(b) “Ship” means a vessel that travels at sea and has the bearing capacity of at least ten gross register tons.

(c) “Passenger ship” means a ship authorized to carry more than 12 passengers.

(d) “Cargo ship” means any other ship other than a passenger ship.

(e) “Tanker” means a cargo ship built or modified to carry liquids in huge quantity.

(f) “Prescribed” or “as prescribed” means prescribed or as prescribed in the Rules framed under this Act.

3. Certificates and logbooks: (1) Each Nepalese ship shall hold the certificates and logbooks as referred to in this Act.

(2) Such certificates and logbooks shall certify the identity of the ship, sea worthiness of the ship (capacity to travel at sea) and that the other requirements of a ship travelling at sea have been met.

(3) The language of such certificates and logbooks shall be Nepali. Provided that, English may also be used as a second language, in addition to the Nepali language.

(4) Such certificates and logbooks shall at all times be held in the ship and be submitted as and when so required by any authorized officer of any ship office or by diplomatic or consular representative of Nepal.

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