Mercantile Marine Act, 1955

Restrictions on re-registration of abandoned ships.

75.—Where a ship has ceased to be registered under this Act by reason of having been wrecked or abandoned, or for any reason other than capture by the enemy or transfer to a person who is not a qualified person, the ship shall not be re-registered until she has, at the expense of the applicant for registration, been surveyed by a surveyor of ships and certified by him or by or on behalf of an authority recognised by the Minister or by a body recognised by such authority, to be seaworthy.