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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 42

MARITIME LIENS

Master’s lien.
478. (1) The master of a ship shall, so far as the case permits, have the same rights, liens, and remedies for the recovery of his wages as a seaman has under this Ordinance or by any law or custom.
 
 
 
 
(2) The master of a ship, and every person lawfully acting as master of a ship by reason of the decease or incapacity from illness of the master of the ship, shall, so far as the case permits, have the same rights, liens and remedies for the recovery of disbursements or liabilities properly made or incurred by him on account of the ship as the master has for the recovery of his wages.
 
 
 
 
(3) If in any proceeding in any Court having jurisdiction touching the claim of a master in respect of wages, or of such disbursements, or liabilities as aforesaid, any right or set off or counter claim is set up, the Court may enter into and adjudicate upon all questions, and settle all accounts then arising or outstanding and unsettled between the parties to the proceeding, and may direct payment of any balance found to be due.

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