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01/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

1Chapter VI

PENALTY AND PROCEDURE

Penalty for misconduct, etc., for endangering ship
70. (1) A person employed or engaged in any capacity on board an inland ship shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to Taka ten thousand, or with both, if he, by wilful breach or neglect of duty,-
 
 
 
 
(a) does any act tending to wreck, destroy or materially damage the ship or to endanger the life or limb of any person, or to destroy or damage any property, on board, or belonging to, such ship or any other ship, or
 
 
 
 
(b) refuses or fails to do any such act as may be done by him for preserving the ship or any other vessel from wreck, destruction or damage, or for preserving any such person from danger to life or limb.
 
 
(2) Where a shipping casualty caused by an inland ship resulted in the loss of life of, or injury to, any person, or damage to any property, on board such ship or any other ship, and such casualty occurred due to the fault of such inland ship or due to the incompetence or misconduct of, or contravention 2[by the owner, master or any officer or other member of the crew of the ship, the owner, master or any officer or other member of the crew of such ship or each of them shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to Taka one lac but shall not be less than Taka ten thousand, or with both].

  • 1
    Chapter VA was inserted by section 18 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005).
  • 2
    The words and commas were substituted for the words and commas “by the master or any officer or other member of the crew of the ship, the master or any officer or other member of the crew of such ship or each of them shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to Taka ten thousand, or with both” by section 31 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
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