Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

Power to inquire into the title of a registered ship to be registered.

71.—(1) Where it appears to the Revenue Commissioners that there is any doubt as to the title of any registered ship to be registered under this Act, they may direct the registrar of the port of registry of the ship to require evidence to be given to his satisfaction that the ship is entitled to be registered under this Act.

(2) If within such time, not less than thirty days, as the Revenue Commissioners fix, satisfactory evidence of the title of the ship to be registered is not so given, the ship shall be subject to forfeiture under this Act.