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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 24

LOAD LINES

Marking of deck line and load lines
326. (1) No Bangladesh ship, being a ship, the keel of which is laid after the commencement of this Chapter and not being exempt from the provisions of this Chapter, shall proceed to sea unless-
 
 
 
 
(a) she has been surveyed in accordance with the Load Line Rules;
 
 
 
 
(b) she complies with the conditions of assignment; and
 
 
 
 
(c) she is marked with a deck line and with load lines in accordance with the Load Line Rules.
 
 
 
 
(2) No Bangladesh ship, being a ship of which the keel was laid before the commencement of this Chapter and not being exempt from the provisions of this Chapter, shall proceed to sea unless-
 
 
 
 
(a) she has been surveyed in accordance with the Load Line Rules or the corresponding rules in force immediately before such commencement;
 
 
 
 
(b) she complies with the conditions of assignment or with such lesser related requirements as were applicable to her immediately before such commencement; and
 
 
 
 
(c) she is marked with a deck line and with load lines in accordance with the Load Line Rules and the deck line and load lines have been marked in the position required by the rules in force immediately before such commencement.
 
 
(3) If any ship proceeds or attempts to proceed to sea in contravention of this section the master and owner thereof shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty thousand Taka.
 
 
 
 
(4) Any ship attempting to proceed to sea without being surveyed and marked as required by this section may be detained until she has been so surveyed and marked, and any ship which does not comply with the conditions of assignment to the extent required in her case shall be deemed to be unsafe for the purpose of section 353.

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