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The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

Chapter I

PRELIMINARY

Short title
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976.
 
 
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
Definitions
2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
 
 
1[(a) “certificate of competency” means a certificate of competency granted under section 36;]
 
 
 
 
(b) “certificate of registry” means a certificate of registry granted under section 18;
 
 
 
 
2[(bb) “certificate of service” means a certificate of service granted under section 37;]
 
 
(c) “certificate of survey” means a certificate of survey granted under section 3[9];
 
 
 
 
(d) “dangerous goods” means such articles, goods or things as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be dangerous goods for the purposes of this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
4[(dd) “Director-General” means the Director-General, Department of Shipping;]
 
 
 
 
(e) “inland ship” means every description of vessel ordinarily plying on inland waters and propelled wholly or in part by steam, liquid fuel, electricity or any other mechanical powers and includes 5[* * *] a sailing boat, dumb barge and other craft which is not so propelled but is towed or pushed by a vessel so propelled;
 
 
 
 
(f) “inland water” means any canal, river, lake or other navigable waters in Bangladesh and such portion of tidal water as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be inland waters for the purposes of this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(g) “mercantile purposes”, in relation to an inland ship, includes carriage of passengers or goods by, or use for any service of, such inland ship for hire, remuneration, reward or other valuable consideration;
 
 
 
 
6[(gg) “Owner” means,-
 
 
 
 
(a) in relation to a registered inland ship, the person who is for the time being shown as owner in the register book maintained under this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(b) in relation to any other inland ship, the person to whom the inland ship or a share in the ship belongs;]
 
 
(h) “passenger” includes any person carried on board an inland ship not being the master, officer and a member of the crew of the inland ship;
 
 
 
 
(i) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(j) “registrar” means a registrar appointed under this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(k) “survey” means survey of an inland ship under this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(l) “surveyor” means a surveyor appointed under this Ordinance; and
 
 
 
 
(m) “voyage” in relation to an inland ship, includes plying at or about any place within the inland waters.
 
 

  • 1
    Clause (a) was substituted by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (XIX of 1983)
  • 2
    Clause (bb) was inserted by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (XIX of 1983)
  • 3
    The figure “9” was substituted for the figure “8” by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (XIX of 1983)
  • 4
    Clause (dd) was inserted by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (XIX of 1983)
  • 5
    The commas and words “, for the purposes of registration,” were omitted by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (XIX of 1983)
  • 6
    Clause (gg) was inserted by section 2 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1990 (I of 1990)
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