Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

Registry of alterations.

69.—(1) When a registered ship is so altered as not to correspond with the particulars relating to her tonnage or description contained in the register book then, as soon as may be after such alteration has been made, the registered owner of the ship shall make application to the registrar at the port of registry of the ship and the registrar shall, on receipt of a certificate from a surveyor stating the particulars of the alteration, either cause the alteration to be registered or direct that the ship be registered anew.

(2) If default is made in registering anew a ship, or in registering an alteration of a ship so altered as aforesaid, the owner of the ship shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds and, in addition, to a fine not exceeding five pounds for every day during which the offence continues after conviction.