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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 33


Detention, etc. of overloaded foreign sailing vessels
412. (1) The provisions of sub section (5) of section 408 shall apply to any sailing vessel registered in any country other than Bangladesh which arrives in a port or place in Bangladesh in an overloaded condition.
(2) A sailing vessel shall be deemed to be in an overloaded condition for the purposes of this section-
(a) where the vessel is loaded beyond the limit specified in any certificate issued in the country in which she is registered; or
(b) in case where no such certificate has been issued in respect of the vessel, where the actual free board of the vessel is less than the free board which would have been assigned to her had she been registered under this Chapter.
(3) Any such vessel which is in an overloaded condition and is about to proceed from a port or place in Bangladesh may be detained until she ceases to be in an overloaded condition.

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