Power to call for information
75. (1) The Shipping Authority may, by notice served personally or by post, require-
(a) the master or owner of any ship in respect of which a licence granted under this Part is in force, or
(b) the master or the agent in Bangladesh of the owner of any ship in respect of which any directions have been or may be given under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub section (1) of section 71, to furnish, within the period specified in the notice, information regarding all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(i) the classes of passengers and cargo which the ship is about to carry or is capable of carrying or has carried during any period specified in this behalf in the notice;
(ii) the rates of passenger fares and freight charges applicable to the ship; and
(iii) any other matter which may be prescribed.
(2) If any person on whom a notice has been served under sub section (1) fails to furnish the information required thereby within the specified time or, in furnishing such information, makes any statement which he knows to be false in any material particular, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to Taka ten thousand, or with both.