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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 20


Bond where special trade passenger ship is to carry pilgrims on outward voyage
281. (1) Port clearance shall not be granted from any port in Bangladesh to any special trade passenger ship carrying pilgrims unless the master, owner or agent and two sureties resident in Bangladesh have executed, in favour of the Government, a joint and several bond for the sum of fifty lakh Taka covering all voyages which may be made by the ship in the current pilgrimage season on the conditions that-
(a) the master and medical officer or officers, if any, shall comply with the provisions of this Chapter and the rules made thereunder, and
(b) the master, owner or agent, as the case may be, shall pay any sum claimed by the Government under section 288.
(2) A bond may be given under this section covering any or all of the pilgrim ships owned by one owner, and in such case the amount of the bond shall be one lakh Taka for each ship covered.

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