Procedure in respect of goods not unloaded by vessels within time allowed
76. (1) (a) If any goods imported by a vessel (except such as have been shown in the import manifest as not to be unloaded) are not unloaded within such period as is specified in the bill of lading or if no period is so specified, within such number of the working days, not exceeding fifteen, after entry of the vessel as the Board may from time to time by notification in the official Gazette appoint, or
(b) If the cargo of any vessel, excepting a small quantity of goods, has been discharged before the expiration of the period so specified or appointed, the master of such vessel or, on this application, the appropriate officer may then carry such goods to the custom-house, there to remain for entry.
[(2) The appropriate officer shall thereupon take charge of, and grant receipt for, such goods; and if notice in writing has been given by the master or the agent of the vessel to the
appropriate officer that goods are to remain subject to a lien for freight, primage, general average, demurrage, container detention charges, dead-freight, terminal handling charges, container service charge or other charges of a stated amount, the appropriate officer shall hold such goods until he receives notice in writing that the said charges have been paid.]