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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 12


Restriction on suits for wages
158. A proceeding for the recovery of wages shall not be instituted by or on behalf of any seaman or apprentice in any Civil Court, except-
(a) where the owner of the ship is adjudged bankrupt or declared insolvent;
(b) where the ship is under arrest or is sold by the authority of any Court; or
(c) where a Magistrate under the authority of this Ordinance refers a claim to the Court.

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