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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 15


Medicines to be provided and kept on board certain ships
184. (1) All Bangladesh ships shall have always on board a sufficient supply of medicines and appliances suitable for diseases and accidents likely to happen on sea voyages according to such scale as the Government may, from time to time, by notification in the official Gazette, fix in respect of a ship or class of ships.
(2) Every such ship shall also carry such medical guide containing instructions for dispensing the medicines and using the appliances as may be approved by the Government.
(3) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for the proper maintenance and care of medicine chests, their contents, and their regular inspection.
(4) The master of a ship in respect of which the provisions of this section or of any rules made thereunder are contravened shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand Taka.

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