Power to grant new Certificate when original Certificate is defaced, lost, etc.
28. (1) In the event of the Certificate of Registry of a ship being defaced or mutilated, the Registrar of her port of registry may, on delivery to him of that certificate, grant a new Certificate in lieu of her original Certificate.
(2) In the event of the Certificate of Registry of a ship being mislaid, lost or destroyed, or of the person entitled thereto being unable to obtain it from the custody of any other person, the Registrar of her port of registry shall grant a new Certificate in lieu of her original Certificate.
(3) If the port at which the ship happens to be at the time of the event referred to in sub section (2), or if the port at which she first arrives after such event is situated outside Bangladesh, the master or some other person having knowledge of the facts of the case shall make a declaration to the nearest available Bangladesh Consular Officer stating such facts and the names and descriptions of the registered owners of such ship to the best of the declarant's knowledge and belief, and such Consular Officer shall thereupon grant a provisional certificate containing a statement of the circumstances under which it is granted.
(4) The provisional certificate shall, within ten days after the first subsequent arrival of the ship at her port of registry, be delivered by the master to the Registrar, and the Registrar shall thereupon grant a new Certificate of Registry.
(5) If the Certificate of Registry stated to have been mislaid, lost or destroyed shall at any time afterwards be found, or if the person entitled to the Certificate obtains it at any time afterwards, the said Certificate shall forthwith be delivered to the Registrar of her port of registry, who shall cancel the same.
(6) If a master without reasonable cause fails to comply with the provisions of sub section (4), he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka.
(7) If a person makes illegal use of a Certificate of Registry stated to have been mislaid, lost or destroyed, or if a person entitled to a Certificate of Registry obtains it at any time afterwards but fails to deliver the same to the Registrar as required by sub section (5), he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to thirty thousand Taka.