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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 30


Inspection of lights and shapes, etc.
370. (1) A Surveyor, or such other person as may be appointed by the Government in this behalf, may inspect any ship whether a Bangladesh ship or not, and any sailing vessel or fishing vessel whether registered in Bangladesh or not, for the purpose of seeing that the ship or vessel is properly provided with lights and shapes and the means of making for signals in conformity with the Collision Regulations, and, if the Surveyor or such other person finds that the ship or vessel is not so provided with, he shall give to the owner or to the master, or skipper, as the case may be, notice in writing, pointing out the deficiency, and also what is, in his opinion, requisite in order to remedy the same.
(2) Every notice so given shall be communicated in the prescribed manner to the Collector of Customs at any port or place from which such ship or vessel may seek to clear; and no Collector of Customs to whom such communication is made, shall grant such ship or vessel a port clearance or allow her to proceed to sea without a certificate under the hand of a person appointed as aforesaid to the effect that the ship or vessel is properly provided with lights and shapes and with means of making fog signals in accordance with the said Regulations.

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