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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


List of crew to be furnished to Shipping Masters
123. (1) The master or owner of every Bangladesh ship, not being a ship engaged exclusively on the work of any harbour, pilotage or local authority, and the master of every ship, other than a Bangladesh ship, while in a port or place in Bangladesh, shall make out and sign a list, in this Ordinance referred to as the List of Crew, in such form and containing such particulars as may be prescribed; and different forms may be prescribed for different classes of ships.
(2) The List of Crew relating to a ship, except a Bangladesh coasting ship, shall be delivered to the Shipping Master at the port or place where the ship happens to be, as soon after arrival as possible and before departure.
(3) The List of Crew relating to a Bangladesh coasting ship shall be delivered or transmitted by the master or owner to some Shipping Master in Bangladesh on, or within twenty one days after, the thirtieth day of June and the thirty first day of December in each year; and the Shipping Master shall give to such master or owner a certificate of such delivery or transmission, and such ship may be detained, and shall not be cleared inwards by the Collector of Customs, until the certificate is produced.
(4) Any master or owner who fails without reasonable cause to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand Taka.

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