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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 5


Power to make rules
63. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the manner in which the tonnage of any ship shall be ascertained, whether for the purpose of registration or otherwise, including the mode of measurement;
(b) the recognition for the purpose of ascertaining the tonnage of any ship, or for any other purpose, of any tonnage certificate granted in respect of any ship in any other
country, not being a country with which Bangladesh has entered into an agreement in this behalf, including the conditions and restrictions subject to which such recognition may be granted;
(c) the manner in which surveys of ships shall be conducted and the form of certificate to be issued by a Surveyor;
(d) the manner in which ships shall be marked;
(e) the form in which any document or instrument required by or under this Part to be prepared or executed shall be prepared or executed, as the case may be, and the Particulars which it should contain;
(f) the persons by whom and the authorities before which any declaration required by this Part shall be made, and the circumstances in which any such declaration may be waived and other evidence accepted;
(g) the returns that shall be made by Registrars to the Registrar General or to such other authority as the Government may appoint, and the form in which, and the intervals at which, such returns shall be made;
(h) the procedure for the registration, marking, naming or alteration of the names of Bangladesh ships;
(i) the fees to be levied, and the actual expenses, if any, incurred by Government in the performance of its functions, under this Part, and the manner in which such fees and expenses shall be collected or recovered;
(j) the manner in which Registrars and other authorities may exercise their powers under this Part or maintain the Register Book and other books and registers;
(k) the manner in which ships belonging to Government, to which the pro¬visions of this Part may be made applicable under section 61, may be registered;
(l) any other matter which may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Part.

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