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Preamble   -             INLAND VESSELS ACT, 2021
Chapter I  -             PRELIMINARY
Section 1  -             Short title, extent and commencement
Section 2  -             Application and scope
Section 3  -             Definitions
Chapter II  -             DECLARATION OF INLAND WATER AREA INTO ZONES
Section 4  -             Declaration of inland water area into Zones
Chapter III  -             ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
Section 5  -             Administrative role of Central Government and State Governments
Section 6  -             Competent authority
Chapter IV  -             SURVEY OF INLAND VESSELS
Section 7  -             Power to classify and categorise for purpose of survey
Section 9  -             Survey of vessels
Section 10  -             Appointment and qualifications of surveyors
Section 11  -             Powers of surveyors
Section 12  -             Grant of certificate of survey and procedures
Section 13  -             Provisional certificate of survey and its effect
Section 15  -             Suspension and cancellation of certificate of survey
Chapter V  -             REGISTRATION
Section 17  -             Registration
Section 18  -             Requirement of certificate of registration
Section 19  -             Owner or master to carry certificate of registration
Section 21  -             Book of registry
Section 22  -             Central data base of inland vessels
Section 23  -             Application and processes of registration of vessels
Section 24  -             Grant of certificate of registration and marking of vessel
Section 25  -             Effect of certificate of registration
Section 26  -             Duplicate certificate
Section 27  -             Provisional certificate of registration
Section 28  -             Registration of modifications or alterations
Section 29  -             Change of residence or place of business
Section 30  -             Prohibition against transfer of ownership of registered vessel
Section 31  -             Suspension of certificate of registration
Section 32  -             Cancellation of registration
Chapter VI  -             MANNING, QUALIFICATION, TRAINING, EXAMINATION AND CERTIFICATION
Section 34  -             Training and minimum age for employment
Section 35  -             Minimum manning scale and manning requirements
Section 36  -             Appointment and duties of examiners
Section 37  -             Grant of certificate of competency
Section 38  -             Certificate of service
Section 39  -             Effect of certificate of competency or certificate of service
Section 40  -             Suspension and cancellation of certificate
Section 41  -             Registry of certificate holders and central registry
Chapter VII  -             SPECIAL CATEGORY VESSELS
Section 42  -             Special category vessels
Section 44  -             Safety of passengers or service users
Section 45  -             Inspection of vessel
Section 46  -             Suspension or cancellation of certificate of fitness
Chapter VIII  -             NAVIGATION SAFETY AND SIGNALS
Section 47  -             Navigation safety, lights and signals
Section 48  -             Obligation to ensure safe navigation
Section 49  -             Distress signal
Section 50  -             Assistance to vessels in distress and persons in distress
Section 51  -             Life saving, fire safety and communication appliances
Chapter IX  -             PREVENTION OF POLLUTION CAUSED BY INLAND VESSEL
Section 52  -             Chemicals, etc., to be designated as pollutants
Section 53  -             Certificate of prevention of pollution
Section 54  -             Reception facilities and containment of pollution
Section 55  -             Appointment of surveyor or officer to inspect
Section 56  -             Investigation into incidents of pollution
Chapter X  -             WRECK AND SALVAGE
Section 57  -             Prohibition against intentionally causing wreck
Section 58  -             Receivers of wreck
Section 59  -             Powers of Central Government to make rules for Chapter X
Chapter XI  -             LIABILITY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Section 60  -             Liability under Act
Section 61  -             Apportionment of loss
Section 63  -             Detention of mechanically propelled inland vessel
Section 64  -             Limitation of liability
Section 65  -             Non-applicability of limitation
Section 66  -             Insurance to cover
Section 67  -             Contractual liability not to cover
Section 68  -             Issuance and terms of insurance policy
Section 69  -             Duty to indemnify and direct action against insurer
Section 70  -             Effect of death on certain causes of action
Section 71  -             Effect of certificate of insurance
Section 72  -             Transfer of certificate of insurance
Section 73  -             Powers of Central Government to make rules for Chapter XII
Chapter XIII  -             INQUIRY INTO CASUALTY, ACCIDENT OR WRECK
Section 74  -             Reporting of casualty, accident, wreck, etc
Section 76  -             Assessors
Section 77  -             Report of District Magistrate to be notified by State Government
Section 78  -             Powers of District Magistrate subsequent to inquiry
Chapter XIV  -             REGULATION OF TRADE PRACTICES
Section 81  -             Prohibited goods and dangerous goods
Chapter XV  -             PILOTAGE, VESSEL DETENTION AND DEVELOPMENT FUND
Section 83  -             Pilotage
Section 84  -             Certified master to be deemed pilot under Act 15 of 1908
Section 85  -             Vessel detention and forfeiture
Section 86  -             Constitution of Development Fund
Chapter XVI  -             OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
Section 87  -             Offences and penalties
Section 89  -             Fees, additional fee, payment and collection
Section 90  -             Cognizance of offence
Chapter XVII  -             NON-MECHANICALLY PROPELLED INLAND VESSEL
Section 91  -             Local self-governance
Section 92  -             Obligation to enrol
Section 93  -             Certificate of enrolment and marking of vessel
Section 94  -             Standards of construction and safety
Section 96  -             Constitution of welfare fund
Chapter XVIII  -             MISCELLANEOUS
Section 97  -             Desertion and absence without leave
Section 98  -             General powers of Central Government to make rules.--
Section 99  -             Emergency preparedness
Section 100  -             Removal of lawful obstruction
Section 101  -             Validity of certificates issued under laws other than this Act
Section 102  -             Obstruction to officer appointed or authorised
Section 103  -             Place of trial
Section 104  -             Composition of offences
Section 105  -             Appeal
Section 106  -             Power of Central Government to make rules
Section 107  -             Power of State Government to make rules
Section 108  -             Power of Central Government to give directions
Section 109  -             Protection of action taken in good faith
Section 110  -             Power to remove difficulties
Section 111  -             Consistency with other laws
Section 112  -             Suspension or alteration of application and operation of Act
Section 113  -             Laying of rules and notifications
Section 114  -             Repeal and savings
Statement of Objects and Reasons   -             INLAND VESSELS ACT, 2021