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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 29


Duty to report dangers to navigation
362. (1) The master of a Bangladesh ship on meeting with-
(a) dangerous ice;
(b) a dangerous derelict;
(c) a tropical storm;
(d) air temperatures below freezing point associated with gale force winds causing severe ice accretion on the superstructure of the ship;
(e) winds of force 10 or above on the Beauford scale for which no storm warning has been received; or
(f) any other direct danger to navigation;
shall send information accordingly by all means of communication at his disposal, and in accordance with such rules as the Government may make in this behalf to ships in the vicinity and to such authorities on shore as may be prescribed by those rules.
Explanation. For the purposes of this sub section, the expression “tropical storm” means a hurricane, typhoon, cyclone or other storm of a similar nature, and the master of a ship shall be deemed to have met with a tropical storm if he has reason to believe that there is such a storm in the vicinity.
(2) If the master of a 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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