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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 19

SURVEY OF PASSENGER SHIPS

No ship to carry passengers without a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
240. (1) No ship shall take on board, or carry between ports or places in Bangladesh or to or from any port or place in Bangladesh from or to any port or place outside Bangladesh, more than twelve passengers unless she has a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate under this Chapter in force and applicable to the voyage on which she is about to proceed or the service on which she is about to be employed.
 
 
 
 
(2) Nothing in sub section (1) shall apply to any ship having a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate deemed to have been granted by the Government before the commencement of this Ordinance and in force immediately before such commencement, unless it appears from the Certificate that it is inapplicable to the voyage on which the ship is about to proceed or the service on which she is about to be employed, or
 
 
unless there is reason to believe that the ship has, since the grant of the Certificate, sustained damage or been found unseaworthy or otherwise inefficient.

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