Notice in respect of loss, etc. of ship
23. (1) Where an inland ship registered under this Ordinance is actually or constructively lost, taken by the enemy, or burnt or broken up, the owner of the ship shall forthwith give notice thereof, if such notice has not already been given, to the registrar; and the registrar shall make an entry to that effect in the register book.
(2) In any such event as is referred to in sub-section (1), except where the certificate of registry has been lost or destroyed, the owner or master of the inland ship shall deliver the certificate-
(a) If the event occurs in the place of registry, immediately and, if it occurs elsewhere, within ten days of the arrival of the ship at the place of registry, to the registrar; and
(b) if the ship is not likely to return to the place of registry, within ten days of the occurrence of the event, to the registrar.