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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 16

DISCIPLINE OF SEAMEN AND APPRENTICES

Measures to prevent desertion from Bangladesh and foreign ships
1[197A. (1) Whenever it becomes necessary, the Shipping Master shall-
 
 
 
 
(a) take a bond the binding the guarantors of the seamen to pay 5 (five) lakh taka compensation, in the case of desertion by the seaman and it shall be payable to the concerned person or authority who incurred loss due to the desertion;
 
 
 
 
(b) cancel the seamen's book of a deserted seaman;
 
 
 
 
(c) enforce a ban on deserted seaman from entering into seafaring profession;
 
 
 
 
(d) enforce a ban on the deserted seaman from entering into any Government service in Bangladesh.
 
 
 
 
(2) The state may forfeit the properties of a deserted seaman excluding the inherited properties.]

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    Section 197A was inserted by section 5 of the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act No. VIII of 2004).
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