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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 25


Publication of Load Line Certificate and particulars relating to depth of loading
335. (1) When a Load Line Certificate has been issued in pursuance of the foregoing provisions of this Chapter in respect of a Bangladesh ship, other than a home trade ship, not exceeding two hundred tons gross-
(a) the owner of the ship shall forthwith on receipt of the certificate cause it to be framed and posted up in some conspicuous place on board the ship, and to be kept so framed and posted up and legible so long as the certificate remains in force and the ship is in use; and
(b) the master of the ship, before making any other entry in any official log book, shall enter or cause to be entered therein the particulars as to the position of the deck line and load lines specified in the certificate.
(2) Before any such ship leaves any dock, wharf, harbour or other place for the purpose of proceeding to sea, the master thereof shall-
(a) enter or cause to be entered in the official log book such particulars relating to the depth to which the ship is for the time being loaded, as the Government may, by rules made in this behalf, prescribe; and
(b) cause a notice, in such form and containing such of the said particulars as may be required by the said rules, to be posted up in some conspicuous place on board the ship and to be kept so posted up and legible until the ship arrives at some other dock, wharf, harbour or place:
Provided that the Government may by the said rules exempt home trade ships or any class of home trade ships from the requirements of clause (b).
(3) If the owner or master of any ship fails to comply with the provisions of this section, he shall, for each offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand Taka.

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