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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


Seaman’s identity card
106. (1) The Government may, by order, provide-
(a) for the issue to every Bangladeshi seaman of a card, in this section referred to as seaman's identity card, in such form and containing such particulars with respect to the holder thereof and such other particulars, if any, as may be specified in the order, and for requiring every Bangladeshi seaman to apply for such card;
(b) for requiring the holder of a seaman's identity card to produce it to such person in such circumstances as may be specified in the order;
(c) for the surrender of the seaman's identity card in such circumstances as may be specified in the order;
(d) for any incidental or supplementary matter which the Government thinks expedient for the purpose of the order to provide;
and any provision of the order having effect by virtue of clause (a) of this sub section may be so framed as to apply to all Bangladeshi seaman or any description of them, and, as to have effect subject to any exemption for which provision may be made in the order.
(2) An order under this section may make a contravention of any provision thereof an offence punishable on a summary conviction, with a fine not exceeding one thousand Taka.
(3) If a person makes a statement which he thinks to be false or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular for the purpose of obtaining for himself or for any other person a seaman's identity card, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding Taka one thousand.

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