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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 20

SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SPECIAL TRADE PASSENGER SHIPS

Medical inspection after embarkation in certain cases
283. (1) If, in the case of a special trade passenger ship, after all the pilgrims have been received on board, there is reason to suspect that any person on board is suffering from cholera or choleraic indisposition or any dangerously infectious or contagious disease, a medical inspection of all persons on board may be held in such manner as the Government may direct.
 
 
 
 
(2) If on such inspection any person is found to be suffering from cholera or choleraic indisposition or any dangerously infectious or contagious disease, or shows any signs of the same or any other suspicious symptoms, he shall, together with all articles belonging to him, be at once removed from the ship.
 
 
 
 
(3) If the master knowingly keeps on board any pilgrim or article ordered to be removed under this section, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka for each such pilgrim or one thousand Taka for each such article, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with both.

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