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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 31

OFFICIAL LOGS

Entries required to be made in official log book
380. The master of every Bangladesh ship for which an official log is required shall enter or cause to be entered in the official log book the following matters, namely:-
 
 
 
 
(1) every conviction by a Court or other authority of a member of his crew, and the punishment inflicted;
 
 
 
 
(2) every offence committed by a member of his crew and, if the offence is one for which it is intended to prosecute or to enforce a forfeiture or to exact a fine, such statement concerning the reading over of that entry, and concerning the reply, if any, made to the charge as is by this Ordinance required;
 
 
 
 
(3) every offence for which punishment is inflicted on board and the punishment inflicted;
 
 
 
 
(4) a statement of the conduct, character and qualifications, and a report on the quality of work of each member of his crew, or a statement, with reasons, that he declines to give an opinion on those particulars;
 
 
 
 
(5) every case of illness or injury happening to a member of the crew with the nature thereof, and the medical treatment adopted, if any;
 
 
 
 
(6) every case of death happening on board and the cause thereof;
 
 
 
 
(7) every birth happening on board with the sex of the infant and the names of the parents;
 
 
 
 
(8) every marriage taking place on board with the names and ages of the parties;
 
 
 
 
(9) the name of every seaman or apprentice who ceases to be a member of the crew otherwise than by death, with the place, time, manner and cause thereof;
 
 
 
 
(10) the wages due to any seaman or apprentice who dies, or otherwise ceases to be a member of the crew, during the voyage, and the gross amount of all deductions to be made therefrom;
 
 
 
 
(11) the wages due to any seaman who enters service in Bangladesh Navy during the voyage and the gross amount of all deductions to be made therefrom;
 
 
 
 
(12) the money or other property taken over of any seaman or apprentice who dies during the voyage and the sale of such effects, if any, indicating a statement of each article sold and of the sum received for it;
 
 
 
 
(13) every disrating of seaman along with a statement of disrating and of the fact that a copy of the entry has been furnished to the seaman;
 
 
 
 
(14) a statement of the effects left on board by a seaman who is left behind out of Bangladesh and the amount due to him on account of wages at the time he was left behind;
 
 
 
 
(15) a record of examination of provisions and water and the result of such examination;
 
 
 
 
(16) a record of inspection of crew accommodation and the result of such inspection;
 
 
 
 
(17) every collision with any other ship and the circumstances under which the same occurred;
 
 
(18) every fire or boiler explosion occurring on the ship and the circumstances under which the same occurred;
 
 
 
 
(19) a statement of any damage sustained by the ship or cargo as a result of any fire, boiler explosion, perils of the seas or any other reason during the voyage;
 
 
 
 
(20) a statement of the nature and amount of cargo jettisoned for the safety of the crew, passengers or the ship;
 
 
 
 
(21) the time of closing and opening the hinged doors, portable plates, side scuttles, gangway, cargo and coaling ports and other openings which are required by any rules made under this Ordinance to be kept closed during navigation;
 
 
 
 
(22) a record of all drills and inspections required by any rules made under this Ordinance with an explicit record of any defects disclosed; and, if boat drill and fire drill are not practised on board, the reasons why boat drill and fire drill were not practised as required by such rules;
 
 
 
 
(23) the particulars as to the position of the deck line and load lines specified in the Load Line Certificate;
 
 
 
 
(24) such particulars relating to the depth to which the ship is loaded before leaving any place for the purpose of proceeding to sea as may be required by any rules made under this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(25) a statement, if any, stowaway is found on board;
 
 
 
 
(26) the tonnage of the space, measured in accordance with any rules made under this Ordinance occupied by goods carried as deck cargo;
 
 
 
 
(27) any order made by a Marine Board;
 
 
 
 
(28) every signal of distress or message that a vessel, aircraft, or person is in distress at sea, received by the master;
 
 
 
 
(29) any occasion when the master has been unable to go to the assistance of any vessel or aircraft or person in distress at sea together with his reasons for the inability;
 
 
 
 
(30) a list of documents delivered to him on taking command of the ship; and
 
 
 
 
(31) any other matter which may be prescribed for entry in the official log book.

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