Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/143

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-47§ 1353. Regulations governing inspection The Governor shall prescribe, and from time to time may amend, regulations concerning the inspection of vessels conforming as nearly as practicable to the laws and regulations governing marine inspection by the United States Coast Guard. § 1354. Issuance and display of certificate of inspection When the board of local inspectors of the Canal Zone Government approves a vessel and its equipment, a certificate of inspection, in triplicate, shall be issued by the Canal Zone Government. Two copies of the certificate shall be displayed in conspicuous places in the vessel where they are most likely to be observed by passengers and others, and there kept at all times framed under glass. § 1355. Refusal of certificate of inspection When the board of local inspectors does not approve a vessel or its equipment, a certificate of inspection shall be refused, and the board of local inspectors shall make a statement in writing giving the reason for refusal to approve, filing the statement in the records of the board, and giving a copy thereof to the owner, agent or master of the vessel. § 1356. Fines for failing to have or display certificate, or for receiving excess passengers; recovery (a) A vessel, other than one excepted by section 1351 of this title, that navigates the waters of the Canal Zone without having an unexpired certificate of inspection issued by the Canal Zone Government or by the United States Coast Guard, or an unexpired certificate accepted by the Canal Zone Government pursuant to section 1352 of this title, shall be fined not more than $1,000. (b) If a passenger is received on board a vessel not having certified copies of the certificate of inspection placed and kept as required by section 1354 of this title, or if passengers are received on board a vessel in excess of the number authorized by the certificate of inspection, the vessel shall be fined not more than $100 for each passenger so received. (c) Fines may be recovered in the district court, and the amount so recovered shall be a lien upon the vessel, and it may be seized and sold to satisfy the lien, as well as the costs of the court proceedings. § 1357. Revocation of certificate for changes in conditions of vessel If a vessel holding an unexpired certificate issued by the Canal Zone (xovernment changes its condition as to hull, boilers, machinery, equipment or accommodations for passengers in such manner as not to conform to the regulations under which the certificate was issued, the board of local inspectors shall make an inspection and may recommend revocation of the certificate of inspection. Upon approval of the recommendation by the supervising inspector or such other person as the Governor designates, a notice of revocation shall be issued to the owner, agent or master of the vessel. After the notice of revocation the navigation of Canal Zone waters by the vessel shall subject it to the penalty prescribed by section 1356 of this title. § 1358. Registration, etc., of small vessels propelled by machinery; licensing of operators; fine for violation Vessels not more than sixty-five feet in length, measuring from end to end over the deck excluding sheer, and propelled in whole or in part by machinery, shall be registered, certificated, and numbered, and shall display the numbers assigned in a conspicuous place in prescribed form. Such vessels are subject to annual inspection, and the cer-