Six rules under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 rescinded

Meanwhile, the MoS has notified the final rescinding of six rules under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. The six rules are: Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention Certificates) Rules, 1975; Merchant Shipping (Radio Direction Finders) Rules, 1968; Merchant Shipping (Distress Messages and Navigational Warnings) Rules, 1964; Merchant Shipping Rules, 1968; Merchant Shipping (Pilot Ladder) Rules, 1967; and Life-boatmen’s (Qualifications and Certificates) Rules, 1963. The move is expected to simplify the legislative framework governing the merchant shipping sector in India.

 

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