8. (1) The Government shall maintain a Shipping Office at every port in Bangladesh where there was a Shipping Office immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance and may establish and maintain such office at any other port in Bangladesh.
(2) For every Shipping Office, the Government shall appoint a Shipping Master and may appoint such Deputy Shipping Masters and Assistant Shipping Masters as it may consider necessary.
(3) A Shipping Master, a Deputy Shipping Master and an Assistant Shipping Master shall, in the performance of their functions, be subject to the general supervision and control of the Government or of such other authority as the Government may, by general or special order, direct.
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