In cases where the vessel is carrying passengers, or perishable cargo, a permit shall be issued for the vessel to proceed to its destination.
32. Place and time of repairs of vessels.-
No vessel shall be repaired in any canal without the written permission of the canal officer. The repairs shall be made at the place and during the time named in the Written permission, and at no other place or time. The owner of the vessel shall remove from the canal all surplus materials used for such repairs within fifteen days after the repairs are completed. In the event of his failure to do so such materials shall be removed by the canal officer at the expense of the owner of the vessel and the licence may be suspended until payment is made.
A vessel which has been enlarged or structurally altered in such a manner as to affect the conditions upon which the licence or certificate was obtained, shall not ply until it is remeasured and a fresh licence or certificate is obtained. Such remeasurement and application for a fresh licence or certificate shall be made at the station at which the original licence or certificate was obtained. The applicant shall deliver up the old licence or certificate and shall, if the fee payable for the fresh licence is higher than that paid for the original licence, pay the difference between the fee paid for the original licence, and the fee payable for the fresh licence.
32 A. Petroleum vessels.-
Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing rules, the following provisions shall apply in respect of vessels carrying petroleum in bulk or dangerous petroleum in tins (hereinafter referred to as petroleum vessel) on any canal.
- (a) No petroleum vessel shall be tied up in any canal within a quarter of a mile of any lock or wharf or within such other distance therefrom as may from time to time be fixed by the Executive Engineer or other canal officer not below the rank of section officer of the Public Works Department. The limits within which a petroleum vessel may not be so tied up shall be indicated by red posts: provided that a petroleum vessel may, subject to the provisions of clause (c) be tied up within the limits aforesaid of a lock for such period as may be necessary to allow its arrival to be intimated to the Lock Superintendent and for the lock gates to be opened.
- (b) From sunset to sunrise, two guarded red lights of a pattern approved by the Executive Engineer shall be displayed one on the bow and the other on the stern of a petroleum vessel, while using any canal, and on that side of the vessel on which other vessels may pass it.
- (c) A petroleum vessel shall not enter a lock when there is any vessel there in nor shall a petroleum vessel remain with any vessel in the approach or tail channel of a lock. No vessel shall enter a lock or the approach or the tail channel thereof while there is a petroleum vessel in such lock, approach or tail channel.
- (d) A petroleum vessel shall be passed through a lock in precedence of all other vessels.
- (e) The Executive Engineer or other canal officer not below the rank of section officer of the Public Works Department may, by notice to the licensee or the person in charge of a petroleum vessel, prohibit it from plying in any canal or portion thereof, if in his opinion.
- (i) the vessel is in danger of stranding by reason of the shallowness of Water in such canal or portion, or -
- (ii) there is danger of any flood in such canal or portion.
- (f) Every petroleum vessel shall carry suitable mooring chains and no such vessel shall be moored solely by means of ropes.
- (g) Clauses (a), (b), (c), (e) and (f) shall apply to every vessel which has been used as a petroleum vessel until the petroleum compartments therein have been thoroughly cleaned and the vessel rendered quite free from petroleum and petroleum vapour.
- (h) Petroleum in bulk and dangerous petroleum in tins shall not be loaded, or unloaded from any vessel or transported from one vessel to another except between Sunrise and Sunset and except at a place approved by the Executive Engineer or other Canal Officer not below the rank of Section Officer of the Public Works Department in that behalf. Such place shall ordinarily be at a distance of not less than a quarter of a mile from any wharf or dwelling house.