14. (1) Every Bangladesh ship to which this Ordinance applies shall have to be registered under this Ordinance.
(2) A ship required to be registered under sub section (1)-
(a) shall not be recognised as a Bangladesh ship until she is so registered, and
(b) may be detained until the master, if so required, produces a Certificate of Registry in respect of the ship.
(3) A ship registered at any time before the commencement of this Ordinance at any port in Bangladesh under any law for the time being in force shall, for a period of six months from such commencement or for such further period as may be specified in this behalf by the Government, be deemed to be registered under this Ordinance and be recognised as a Bangladesh ship and, if she is not registered under this Ordinance within such period, shall be liable to be forfeited to the Government.
(4) For the purpose of registration under this Ordinance of a ship referred to in sub section (3) within the period specified therein, the provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect as if sections 19, 21 and 22 were omitted.