1[34. (1) No Bangladesh ship shall, except with prior permission in writing from the Director-General of shipping, be converted, modified or altered in such manner so as to change the character of the ship.
(2) Whoever contravenes or attempts to contravene the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to taka ten lakh, or with both.]
Section 34 was substituted by section 6 of the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1995 (Act No. II of 1995).