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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 17

LITIGATION AGAINST SEAMAN

Modification of law of limitation where seaman is a party
220. In computing the period of limitation provided in section 219 or in the Limitation Act, 1908 (IX of 1908), or in any other law for the time being in force, for any suit, appeal or application to a Court to which a seaman is a party, the period or periods during which the seaman has been a serving seaman, and, if the seaman has died while he was a serving seaman, the period from the date of his death to the date on which his next of kin was first informed of his death by the Shipping Master or otherwise shall be excluded:
 
 
 
 
Provided that this section shall not apply in the case of any suit, appeal or application instituted or made with the object of enforcing a right of pre emption except in such areas and in such circumstances as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette specify in this behalf.

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