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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


Rules relating to engagement of seamen and maritime labour
104. (1) Subject to the other provisions of this Ordinance, the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules regulating the engagement of seamen, their employment on various ships, and other matters affecting maritime labour generally.
(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 establishment of one or more Seamen's Employment Boards, and the constitution, composition and functions thereof;
(b) the registration of seamen, and the fees to be charged by the Shipping Master for the issue of Registration Book to them;
(c) the maintenance of seamen's rosters;
(d) the principles and procedure to be followed by ship owners in engaging and promoting seamen;
(e) the licensing of Agents who act on behalf of owners in engaging seamen for foreign ships and the conditions to be complied with by such Agents before licence is granted or renewed.

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