—(1) The master, owner, agent or charterer of every vessel arriving in or leaving Singapore shall —
furnish to an immigration officer a complete list of the members of the crew in such form and containing such particulars as may be prescribed;
produce to that officer for inspection and interrogation all the members of the crew;
furnish to that officer in triplicate the identification cards of each member of the crew in such form as may be prescribed;
submit to such search of his vessel as may be necessary to establish the presence or absence of other persons on board;
produce his ship’s papers; and
report the presence on board of any stowaway or any unauthorised person or any person proceeding to any state or country on his removal from any other state or country by the competent authorities of that state or country.
(2) In the case of vessels carrying passengers, the master, owner, agent or charterer shall, in addition —
furnish a complete list of all passengers in such form and containing such particulars as may be prescribed;
furnish in relation to every passenger disembarking in or embarking from Singapore such particulars in such form as may be prescribed; and
produce all passengers for inspection and interrogation.
(3) The master, owner, agent or charterer of a vessel who contravenes subsection (1) or (2), and any person who hinders or obstructs any search of a vessel under subsection (1)(d), shall each be guilty of an offence.
(4) If any person whose presence has not been reported under subsection (1)(f) is found on board the vessel, the master, owner, agent and charterer of the vessel shall each be guilty of an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000 in respect of each such person.
(5) In any proceedings under this section, the certificate in writing of an immigration officer who boarded or examined any particular vessel to the effect that the vessel carried, on arrival in Singapore, a total number of seamen corresponding in description to the particulars on the identification cards furnished under subsection (1)(c) shall be conclusive proof that the vessel did on arrival carry that number of seamen.