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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 25

LOAD LINE CERTIFICATES

Issue and duration, etc., of Exemption Certificates
333. (1) Where an exemption is granted under section 324 to a Bangladesh ship, there shall be issued to the owner of the ship, on payment of the prescribed fee,-
 
 
 
 
(a) in the case of a ship referred to in clause (a), (d) or (e) of sub section (1) of that section, an exemption certificate to be called an International Load Line Exemption Certificate, and
 
 
 
 
(b) in the case of any other ship, an exemption certificate to be called a Bangladesh Load Line Exemption Certificate.
 
 
(2) An exemption certificate under sub section (1) shall be issued by the Government or an officer authorised by it in this behalf in such form and manner and shall remain in force for such period as may be prescribed.
 
 
 
 
(3) The owner of a ship in respect of which any such exemption certificate is issued shall, so long as the certificate remains in force, cause the ship to be periodically inspected in such manner and at such intervals as may be prescribed.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Government shall cancel any such exemption certificate if the ship in respect of which it was issued is not caused to be inspected as required by sub-section (3) or if any of the conditions on which the exemption was granted under section 324 has been violated or if the exemption has ceased to be in force.
 
 
 
 
(5) Where any such exemption certificate in respect of a ship has ceased to be in force or been cancelled or been withdrawn, the owner or master shall deliver up the certificate to the Government; and the ship may be detained until the certificate is so delivered up.
 
 
 
 
(6) The owner or master of a ship, if he fails, without reasonable cause, to deliver up the exemption certificate as required by sub section (5), shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand Taka.

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