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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 20


Power to board and inspect ship
262. (1) After receiving the notice under section 261, the Certifying Officer or a person authorised by him may at all times board the ship and inspect her and her fittings and the provisions and stores on board.
(2) If the Certifying Officer or the person so authorised finds that any of the rules concerning accommodation for special trade passengers has not been complied with or that any of the fittings is in disrepair or that the ship is not provided with the required provisions, water and stores for special trade passengers, he shall communicate his findings to the Principal Officer, who shall cause the aforementioned items to be resurveyed and the Special Trade Passenger Ship Safety Certificate or the Special Trade Passenger Ship Space Certificate, or both, may be withdrawn until the deficiencies are rectified.
(3) If a person impedes or refuses to allow any entry or inspection under sub section (1), he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with a fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka, or with both.

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