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The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 43


Certain persons to be deemed public servants
480. The following persons shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), namely:-
(a) every Director General of Shipping, Director of Shipping, Principal Officer, Surveyor, Shipping Master, Radio Inspector, Registrar and Shipping Authority appointed under this Ordinance;
(b) every person appointed under section 81 for the purpose of examining the qualifications of persons desirous of obtaining Certificates of Competency under this Ordinance;
(c) every person appointed under this Ordinance to report information as to shipping casualties;
(d) every Judge, assessor, scientific referee or other person acting under part X;
(e) every person authorised under this Ordinance to make inquiry or investigation under Part X;
(f) every person directed to make an investigation into an explosion or fire on board ship under section 426;
(g) every Presiding Officer and member of a Marine Board convened under section 428;
(h) every Receiver of Wreck, and all persons whom he calls to his aid;
(i) every other officer or person appointed under this Ordinance to perform any functions thereunder.

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