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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 22


Requirements of radio telegraph and radio telephone apparatus
303. (1) Every sea going Bangladesh passenger ship of whatever tonnage and every other Bangladesh ship of sixteen hundred tons gross or upwards shall be provided with a radio telegraph apparatus, and every Bangladesh ship of three hundred tons gross or upwards but under sixteen hundred tons gross shall be provided with either a radio telegraph apparatus or a radio telephone apparatus:
Provided that the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, exempt from the operation of this section any ship or class of ships, if it is of opinion that, having regard to the nature of the voyages on which the ship or ships are engaged, or other circumstances of the case, the provision of a radio telegraph apparatus or a radio telephone apparatus, as the case may be, is unnecessary or unreasonable.
(2) The master or owner of any such ship in respect of which the provisions of sub section (1) are not complied with shall be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty thousand Taka.

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