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03/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

Chapter VII

MISCELLANEOUS

Inspection 1[and detention] to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Ordinance
81. (1) The Government may, for the purpose of seeing that the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules made thereunder have been complied with, appoint such officers as it may deem fit and any officer so appointed may-
 
 
 
 
(a) go on board any inland ship at all reasonable times and inspect the same and any part thereof, or any of the machinery, equipments 2[, cargo and passenger] on board thereof;
 
 
(b) require and enforce the production of the certificate of registry, certificate of survey, certificate of competency, route permit, fare-table, freight-table, time-table and such other documents as he considers necessary;
 
 
(c) examine the owner or master of the ship or any other person engaged on board thereof and obtain from him statement in writing;
 
 
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4[(e) inspect and examine an inland ship which is overloaded or improperly loaded.]
 
 
 
 
(2) Where any officer, after inspection and examination 5[under sub-section (1), section 81A or 81B,] is of opinion that an offence under this Ordinance has been committed, he may make a complaint in writing to the court competent to try such offence; and upon such complaint the Court shall take cognizance of the offence.

  • 1
    The words “and detention” were substituted for the commas and letters “, etc.,” by section 30 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1983)
  • 2
    The comma and words “, cargo and passenger” were substituted for the words “and cargo” by section 36 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
  • 3
    Clause (d) was omitted by section 36 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
  • 4
    Clause (e) was added by section 36 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
  • 5
    The words, figures, brackets and commas “under sub-section (1), section 81A or 81B,” were substituted for the words, figure, brackets and comma “under sub-section (1)” by section 36 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
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