The Recycling of Ships Act, 2019

Act Number49
CourtMinistry of Shipping
Record Number201949
THE RECYCLING OF SHIPS ACT, 2019
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title, commencement and application.
2. Definitions.
CHAPTER II
AUTHORITIES UNDER THE ACT
3. Designation of National Authority.
4. Designation of Competent Authority.
CHAPTER III
REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS
5. Non-application of provisions of this Chapter.
6. Controls on hazardous materials.
7. Surveys.
8. Certificate on inventory of hazardous materials.
9. Validity of certificate.
10. Suspension or cancellation of certificate.
CHAPTER IV
SHIP RECYCLING FACILITY
11. Authorisation of ship recycling facility.
12. Ship recycling facility management plan and procedure for authorisation of ship recycling
facility.
13. Suspension or cancellation of authorisation.
14. Emergency preparedness and response.
15. Workers safety, training and insurance.
CHAPTER V
PROCESS OF RECYCLING OF SHIPS
16. Ready for recycling certificate.
17. Ship recycling plan.
18. General requirements.
19. Obligations on part of ship owner.
20. Procedure for grant of permission for ship recycling.
21. Safe and environmentally sound management of hazardous materials.
22. Obligation on Ship Recycler to take measures for protection of environment.
CHAPTER VI
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
SECTIONS
23. Statement of completion.
24. Report to National Authority.
CHAPTER VII
APPEALS
25. Appeal against decision of Competent Authority.
26. Appeal against decision of National Authority.
CHAPTER VIII
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF NATIONAL AUTHORITY, COMPETENT AUTHORITY AND CENTRAL
GOVERNMENT
27. Power to search and seize records, etc.
28. Power to inspect, dismiss, exclude or detain a ship.
29. Power to exempt.
30. Act not to apply to certain ships.
CHAPTER IX
OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND COMPENSATION
31. Penalty for contravention of provisions of Act or rules or regulations.
32. Penalty for contravention of provisions of this Act or rules or regulations for which no specific
punishment is provided.
33. Punishment for other offences.
34. Offences by companies.
35. Offences to be non-congnizable, bailable and compoundable.
36. Cognizance of Offences.
37. Amount payable by owner, master or agent.
38. Place of trial and jurisdiction of court.
39. Compensation.
CHAPTER X
MISCELLANEOUS
40. Delegation of powers.
41. Act not in derogation of any other law.
42. Power to make rules.
43. Power to make regulations.
44. Laying of rules and regulations.
45. Protection of action taken in good faith.
46. Removal of difficulties.

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