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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 42


Seaman’s lien for wages, etc.
477. (1) Seaman shall have a lien on the ship, and shall not by any agreement forfeit his lien on the ship, or be deprived of any remedy for the recovery of his wages to which in the absence of the agreement he would be entitled, and shall not by any agreement abandon his right to wages in case of the loss of the ship or abandon any right that he may have or obtain in the nature of salvage, and every stipulation in any agreement inconsistent with any provisions of this Ordinance shall be void.
(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to a stipulation made by the seamen belonging to any ship which, according to the terms of the agreement, is to be employed on salvage service with respect of the remuneration to be paid to them for such service to be rendered by that ship to any other ship.

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