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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 10


Power to board ships and muster seamen
127. (1) For the purpose of preventing seamen from being taken on board any ship at any port in Bangladesh contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, any Shipping Master may enter at any time on board any such ship upon which he has reason to believe that seamen have been shipped, and may muster and examine the several seamen employed therein.
(2) If the master or any other person obstructs any Shipping Master in the execution of his duty under this section, he shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand Taka.

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