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01/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

Chapter V

PROTECTION OF VESSELS AND PASSENGERS

Plying in coastal water without permission prohibited
1[54A. (1) No inland ship shall proceed on any voyage or be used for any service without a written permission from the registrar to ply in coastal water.
 
 
(2) The registrar shall issue a written permission referred to in sub-section (1) in such manner and on such conditions as may be specified by the Director-General in this behalf.
 
 
 
 
(3) The permission to ply in coastal water shall remain valid till the validity of the survey certificate referred to in section 11.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Government may exempt any inland ship from the operation of this section for a maximum period of three months.

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    Sections 54A and 54B were inserted by section 15 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
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