MANNING AND CERTIFICATION
—(1) This Part shall not apply to —
any ship employed exclusively in the fishing industry;
any pleasure craft;
any harbour craft; and
any ship which is not propelled by mechanical means.
(2) Subject to subsection (1), this Part shall apply to every Singapore ship and to any ship that enters or leaves any port in Singapore.
—(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations —
requiring ships to carry such number of qualified officers of any description, qualified doctors and such number of qualified or other seamen of any description as may be specified in the regulations;
prescribing standards of competence to be attained and other conditions to be satisfied (subject to any exemptions allowed by or under the regulations) by officers and other seamen of any description in order to be qualified for the purposes of this section; and
providing that existing certificates shall, except in such cases as are specified in the regulations, be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be issued in pursuance of this section and to confer on the persons to whom they are issued such qualifications as may be specified in the regulations.
(2) In subsection (1), “existing certificate” means a certificate granted before 1st August 1986.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (b) of subsection (1), the conditions prescribed or specified under that paragraph may include conditions as to nationality and regulations made for the purposes of that paragraph may make provision for —
the manner in which the attainment of any standard or the satisfaction of any other condition is to be evidenced;
the conduct of any examination, the condition for admission to the examination and the appointment and remuneration of examiners; and
the issue, surrender, replacement, form and recording of certificates and other documents.
48. Subject to any exemption under section 215, if a ship goes to sea or attempts to go to sea without carrying such number of officers, doctors and other seamen as it is required to carry under section 47, the owner or the master of the ship shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and the ship may be detained.
—(1) If a person goes to sea as a qualified officer, doctor or seaman of any description without being such a qualified officer, doctor or seaman, that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
(2) In this section, “qualified” means qualified for the purposes of section 47.
50. Any person serving or engaged to serve in any ship and holding any certificate or other document which is evidence that he is qualified for the purposes of section 47 shall on demand produce it to the Director, the Port Master, a surveyor of ships or any person authorised by the Director and (if he is not himself the master) to the master of the ship; and if he fails to do so without reasonable cause he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.
—(1) Any person who fraudulently obtains a certificate under this Part shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(2) The Authority may cancel any certificate issued under this Part which is fraudulently obtained and the person to whom the certificate has been issued shall, upon being notified by the Director of its cancellation, forthwith deliver it or cause it to be delivered to the Director.