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The Lighthouse Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVII OF 1927 )

এই আইন বাংলাদেশ বাতিঘর আইন, ২০২০ (২০২০ সনের নং আইনদ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে

PRELIMINARY

Short title, extend and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the Lighthouse Act, 1927.
 
 
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
 
 
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.
Definitions
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
(a) Collector of Customs means an officer of customs exercising the powers of a Collector of Customs under the 1[Customs Act, 1969], and includes any person appointed by the Government to discharge the functions of a Collector of Customs under this Act;
 
 
(b) "district" means an area defined as a district for the purposes of this Act under section 3;
 
 
(c) "general lighthouse" means any lighthouse which the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be a general lighthouse for the purposes of this Act;
 
 
(d) "lighthouse" includes any light-vessel, fog-signal, buoy, beacon, or any mark, sign or apparatus exhibited or used for the guidance of ships;
 
 
(e) "local lighthouse" means any lighthouse which is not a general lighthouse;
 
 
(f) "local lighthouse authority" means 2[* * *], local authority or other person having the superintendence and management of a local lighthouse;
 
 
(g) "owner" includes any part-owner, chatterer, or mortgagee in possession and any agent to whom a ship is consigned;
 
 
(h) "port" means any port, as defined in the Ports Act, 1908, to which that Act extends; and
 
 
(i) words and expressions used in this Act and not otherwise defined have the same meanings respectively as in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923.
Appointment of officers
3. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette,-
 
 
(a) define areas to be districts for the purposes of this Act;
 
 
(b) appoint a person to be the Superintendent of Lighthouse in each district;
 
 
(c) appoint a person to be the Chief Inspector of Lighthouse in Bangladesh; and
 
 
(d) appoint persons to be Inspector of Lighthouses.
Advisory Committees
4. (1) The Government shall appoint a Central Advisory Committee and shall consult it in regard to-
 
 
(a) the erection or position of lighthouses or of any works appertaining thereto;
 
 
(b) additions to, or the alteration or removal of, lighthouses;
 
 
(c) the variation of the character of any lighthouse or of the mode of use thereof;
 
 
(d) the cost of any proposals relating to lighthouses; or
 
 
(e) the making or alteration of any rules or rates of dues under this Act.
 
 
(2) The Government may, if it thinks fit, appoint an Advisory Committee for any district for the purposes of advising in regard to any of the matters specified in sub-section (1) in so far as the interests of the district are affected thereby.
 
 
(3) Advisory Committees shall consist of persons representing interests affected by this Act or having special knowledge of the subject-matter thereof.

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