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The Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXVI OF 1974 )

Jurisdiction over a ship

13. (1) Bangladesh shall have jurisdiction over a ship which is navigating, or is scheduled to navigate into, through or from waters beyond the outer limit of the Territorial Sea of Bangladesh, or the lateral limits of its Territorial Sea and Internal Waters of Bangladesh with adjacent States.

(2) The Government may take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth when an offence is committed-

(a)    against or on board a ship flying the flag of a State at the time the offence is committed;

(b)    in the territory of Bangladesh, including its Internal Waters and Territorial Sea; and

(c)    by a national of that State:

Provided that this provision shall not apply to a warship or a ship owned or operated by a State when being used as a naval auxiliary or for customs, fiscal, immigration and sanitary purposes; or a ship which has been withdrawn from navigation or laid up:

Provided further that nothing in this section shall prejudice the immunities of warships and other government ships operated for non-commercial purposes.

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