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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


Agreement to meet legal requirements of the country of Registration of the ship
124A. (1) If a Master of a foreign ship, who has entered into an agreement with a Bangladeshi seaman under sub section (1) of section 124, which shall be deemed to be the governing agreement between the Master of the ship and the seaman, requires the seaman to sign an agreement to meet the requirements of the law of the country of registration of the ship, the seaman shall sign such agreement.
(2) Notwithstanding any provisions relating to the salary and other benefits admissible to the seaman in the agreement signed or entered into under sub-section (1), the seaman shall be entitled to such salary and other benefits admissible under the governing agreement and the provision relating thereto in the subsequent agreement shall have no effect.
(3) Any seaman claiming or demanding the salary or other benefits from the Master or owner of a foreign ship on the basis of any agreement, other than the governing agreement during its continuance in force, shall be tried and be punished under section 124B.

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