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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


Certificate as to agreement with crew of foreign going and home trade ships
119. (1) In the case of a Bangladesh foreign going ship or a Bangladesh home-trade ship, on the due execution of an agreement with the crew in accordance with this Ordinance, and also when, in the case of a Bangladesh foreign going ship, the agreement is a running agreement, on compliance by the master, before the second and every subsequent voyage made after the first commencement of the agreement, with the provisions of this Ordinance respecting that agreement, the Shipping Master shall grant the master of the ship a certificate to that effect.
(2) The master of every such ship as aforesaid shall, before proceeding to sea, produce that certificate to the Collector of Customs, whose duty it is to grant a port clearance and the ship may be detained until the certificate is produced.
(3) The master of such ship shall, within forty-eight hours after the ship's arrival at the port or place where the crew is to be discharged, deliver such agreement to a Shipping Master at that port or place; and the Shipping Master shall thereupon give to the master a certificate to that effect; and the Collector of Customs shall not clear any such ship inwards without the production of such certificate.
(4) If any master fails, without reasonable cause, to comply with any of the provisions of this section, he shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand Taka.

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