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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to merchant shipping and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 
 
 
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to merchant shipping and to provide for matters connected therewith;
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Martial Law Administrator is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
 
 

Chapter 1

PRELIMINARY

Short title, commencement, extent and application
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983.
 
 
 
 
(2) This Chapter and Chapter 45 shall come into force at once and the other provisions shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions.
 
 
 
 
(3) This Ordinance extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
 
 
 
 
(4) This Ordinance applies to-
 
 
 
 
(a) all Bangladesh ships wherever they may be, except inland ships as defined in the Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976 (LXXII of 1976);
 
 
(b) all ships deemed to be registered under this Ordinance wherever they may be;
 
 
 
 
(c) all ships, not being Bangladesh ships, licensed under this Ordinance in coasting trade, while engaged in such trade; and
 
 
 
 
(d) all other ships while in a port or place in, or within the territorial waters of Bangladesh, but does not apply to-
 
 
 
 
(i) any ship of, or commissioned for service in, the Bangladesh Navy or, while employed otherwise than for profit in the service of Government, or
 
 
 
 
(ii) any ship belonging to any foreign Prince or State, while employed otherwise than for profit in the service of such Prince or State.

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