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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 33


Inquiry into jettisoning of cargo
410. (1) If any owner or skipper of a sailing vessel in the course of her voyage has jettisoned or claims to have jettisoned the whole or any part of the cargo of the vessel on account of abnormal weather conditions or for any other reason, he shall immediately after arrival of the vessel at any port or place in Bangladesh give notice of such jettisoning to the Principal Officer at such port, or, where there is no such officer, to such other officer as may be appointed by the Government in this behalf; and such notice shall contain full particulars of the cargo jettisoned and the circumstances under which such jettisoning took place.
(2) When any such officer receives notice under sub section (1) or has reason to believe that the cargo of any sailing vessel in his port has been jettisoned, he shall forthwith report in writing to the Government the information he has received and may proceed to make an inquiry into the matter.

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