Laws of Bangladesh

The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

Chapter II


Powers of surveyors and registrars
5. (1) For the purpose of survey or registry of an inland ship, the surveyor or the registrar, as the case may be, may, at any reasonable time, go on board such ship and inspect the ship and every part thereof including the hull, boilers, engines and other machinery and all equipment and articles on board:
Provided that the surveyor or the registrar shall not hinder the loading or unloading of the ship, or detain or delay her from proceeding on any voyage, except to the extent necessary for the purpose of survey or inspection.
(2) The owner, the master and the crew of the inland ship to be surveyed or registered shall afford to the surveyor and the registrar all reasonable facilities for survey or inspection and shall furnish all such information respecting the ship, her machinery or any part thereof, and all equipments and articles on board the ship, as the surveyor or the registrar may require for the purposes of survey or registration, as the case may be.

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