Declaration of surveyor
7. (1) The surveyor shall, within seven days from the date of completion of the survey of an inland ship, make a declaration in the prescribed form and [send one copy of] the same to the owner or master of the ship if he is satisfied that-
(a) the hull, boilers, engines and other machinery of the ship are [kept] in good condition and sufficient for the voyage or service intended;
(b) the equipment of the ship and the certificates of the master, engineer or engine-driver comply with the requirements of this Ordinance; and
(c) the free board marking has been made in the prescribed manner on the body of the ship.
(2) The declaration made under sub-section (1) shall contain-
(a) the particulars mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) of that sub-section;
(b) the time, if less than one year, for which the hull, boilers, engines and other machinery and equipment of the ship will be sufficient;
(c) the limit, if any, beyond which the ship, as regards the hull, boilers, engines and other machinery or equipment, in the judgement of the surveyor, is not fit to ply;
(d) the number of passengers, if any, which the ship, [* * *] is fit to carry, specifying, if necessary, the respective numbers to be carried on the deck and in the cabins, and in different parts of the deck and cabins, the number to be subject to such conditions and variations, according to the time of the year, the nature of the voyage, the cargo carried or other circumstances as the case requires [to be determined in the manner as may be prescribed]; and
(e) [deadweight tonnage and such] other particulars, if any, as may be prescribed.
[(3) A copy of the declaration under sub-section (1) shall be sent simultaneously,-
(a) in the case of survey for the purpose of granting a certificate of survey, to such officer as the Government may appoint in this behalf; and
(b) in the case of survey for the purpose of granting a certificate of registry, to the registrar.]