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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 34


Investigation into causes of explosion or fire on board ship, etc.
426. (1) Whenever any explosion or fire occurs on board any ship on or near the coasts of Bangladesh, including the territorial waters thereof, or anywhere else on board any Bangladesh ship, an investigation into the causes of explosion or fire shall be made by such person or persons as the Government thinks fit.
(2) The person or persons referred to in sub section (1) may go on board the ship on which the explosion or fire has occurred with all necessary workmen and labourers, and remove any portion of the ship, of the machinery thereof, for the purpose of the investigation, and shall report to the Government or the person duly appointed by it, as the case may be, what in his or their opinion was the cause of the explosion or fires.

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