Investigation of certain matters in respect of vessels wrecked, etc.
454. Whenever any vessel is wrecked, stranded or in distress as aforesaid, the Receiver of Wreck, within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the vessel is wrecked, stranded or in distress, may conduct an investigation into all or any of the following matters, that is to say,-
(a) the name and description of the vessel;
(b) the names of the master and of the owner of vessel;
(c) the names of owners of the cargo;
(d) the ports from and to which the vessel was bound;
(e) the occasion of the wrecking, stranding or distress of the Vessel;
(f) the services rendered; and
(g) such other matters or circumstances relating to the vessel, the cargo or equipment, as the Receiver thinks necessary.
(2) The Receiver conducting an investigation under this section shall have all such powers as are specified in sub-section (3) of section 416.
(3) A record shall be kept of the investigation conducted and the Receiver shall, immediately after the conclusion of investigation, send to the Government a report relating thereto.