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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 10

ENGAGEMENT OF SEAMEN

Renewal of running agreements in certain cases
116. (1) When a running agreement has been made with the crew of a Bangladesh foreign going ship and the ship arrives after the expiration of a period of six months from the date on which it was executed at a port or place of destination in Bangladesh which is not the port or place at which the crew have agreed to be discharged, the master may, with the previous sanction of the Shipping Master, renew the agreement with the crew, or be required by the Shipping Master so to renew the agreement for the voyage from such port or place of destination to the port or place in Bangladesh at which the crew have agreed to be discharged.
 
 
(2) If the master of the ship is required by the Shipping Master to renew the agreement as aforesaid and refuses so to renew it, any expenses which may be incurred by the Government in respect of the subsistence of the crew and their repatriation to the port or place at which they have agreed to be discharged shall be a charge upon the master of the ship.

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