Evidence on first registration
22. (1) For the purpose of registration of a Bangladesh ship, the following evidence shall be produced by the applicant in addition to the declaration of ownership made under section 21, namely:-
(a) in the case of a ship built in Bangladesh, the builder's certificate, that is to say, a certificate signed by the builder of the ship and containing a true account of the
proper denomination and the tonnage of the ship as estimated by him and the time when and the place where she was built, and the name of the person, if any, on whose account the ship was built, and, if there has been any sale, the instrument of sale under which the ship or a share therein has become vested in the applicant;
(b) in the case of a ship built outside Bangladesh, the same evidence as in the case of a ship built in Bangladesh, or where the person making the declaration of ownership declares that the time and place of building are not known to him, or the builder's certificate cannot be procured, only the instrument of sale under which the ship or a share therein has become vested in the applicant; and
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(2) If the person granting a builder's certificate produced under sub section (1) makes a false statement therein, he, and in the case of a certificate granted outside Bangladesh, his agent or representative in Bangladesh, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty thousand Taka.