REGISTRATION AND SURVEY
Grant of certificate of registration
18. (1) Where the registrar, after making such enquiry as he thinks fit, is satisfied in respect of an inland ship to be registered that the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules made thereunder have been complied with, he shall grant to the applicant a certificate of registry which shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed.
(2) The registrar may refuse to register an inland ship if the ship is found to be mechanically and structurally defective or if the applicant fails to furnish satisfactory evidence in support of his claim to be the owner of the ship and of any of the statements made in the application:
Provided that where the registrar refuses to register an inland ship, he shall furnish to the applicant a statement in writing containing the reasons for such refusal.
(3) [Omitted by section 10 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1983).]
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