Act ID: 195844
Act Number: 44
Enactment Date: 1958-10-30
Act Year: 1958
Short Title: The Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
Long Title: An Act to foster the development and ensure the efficient maintenance of an Indian mercantile marine in a manner best suited to serve the national interests and for that purpose to establish a National Shipping Board to provide for the registration, certification, safety and security of Indian ships and generally to amend and consolidate the law relating to merchant shipping.
Ministry: Ministry of Shipping
Enforcement Date: 15-12-1958
Notification: 15th December, 1958, vide Notification No. S. O. 2583A, dated the 10th December, 1958, see Gazette of India, 1958, Pt. II. Sec. 3(ii). Part IV came into force w.e.f. 17th March, 1959, vide Notification No. S. O. 627, dated the 17th March, 1959, see Gazette of India, 1959, Pt. II, Sec. 3(ii). Sections 7, 405 to 414 (both inclusive), 436 (in so far as it relates to offences mentioned against S. Nos. 122 to 125), 437 to 442, 447, 448, 456 to 460 and so much of section 461 and of Part I of the Schedule as relate to the Control of Shipping Act, 1947 (26 of 1947), came into force on the 1st April, 1960, see Notification No. S. O. 565, dated the 26th February, 1960, Gazette of India, Pt. II, Sec. 3(ii). The remaining provisions came into force w.e.f. 1st January, 1961, vide Notification No. S. O. 3127, dated the 17th December, 1960, see Gazette of India, 1960, Pt. II, Sec. 3(ii).

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