Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

Survey and measurement of ship.

25.—(1) Every ship shall, before registry under this Act, be surveyed by a surveyor of ships and her tonnage ascertained in accordance with the tonnage regulations of this Act, and the surveyor shall grant his certificate specifying the ship's tonnage and build, and such other particulars descriptive of the identity of the ship as may for the time being be required by the Minister, and the certificate shall be delivered to the registrar before registry.

(2) If the Minister is satisfied that, in another country, the rules for the measurement of the tonnage and build of ships are similar to the tonnage regulations of this Act, he may recognise certificates of measurement and build issued by the appropriate authority in that country, and such certificates shall be deemed to have been granted under subsection (1) of this section.