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03/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1976 )

Chapter VII

MISCELLANEOUS

Power to make rules
82. (1) The Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.
 
 
 
 
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power such rules may provide for-
 
 
 
 
(i) the time and places at which, and the manner in which, surveys are to be made;
 
 
(ii) the duties of the surveyor making a survey and where more than one surveyor is employed, the respective duties of each surveyor;
 
 
(iii) the manner in which free board deck in relation to an inland ship will be determined and marking on each side of the ship will be made to indicate the position of that deck by a mark to be known as “free board line”;
 
 
(iv) the form in which declarations of survey, certificates of survey and certificates of registry are to be prepared, and the nature of the particulars to be stated therein;
 
 
(v) the rates according to which fees payable in respect of surveys and registry are to be calculated in the case of all or any of the places of survey or places of registry;
 
 
(vi) the cases in which, and the extent to which, a survey or registry may be dispensed with;
 
 
1[(via) grades of masters and drivers;
 
 
(viaa) syllabus and courses of examination and test for certificate of competency;]
 
 
(vii) the time and place of holding and the mode of conducting examinations of persons desirous of obtaining certificates of competency and fees to be paid for such examinations;
 
 
(viii) the qualifications to be required of persons desirous of obtaining certificates of competency
 
 
(ix) regulating the grant of certificates of services and fees to be paid for such certificates;
 
 
(x) regulating the grant of licences under section 38 and fees to be paid for such licences;
 
 
(xi) the forms in which and the authorities by which the certificates and licences aforesaid are to be granted and the manner in which copies thereof are to be kept and recorded;
 
 
(xii) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which dangerous goods may be carried on an inland ship;
 
 
(xiii) the measures and precautions to be taken to prevent explosions and fires on board an inland ship;
 
 
(xiv) the apparatus and other things to be kept and carried on board an inland ship for the purpose of extinguishing fires;
 
 
(xv) the carriage and exhibition of lights and the making of sounds and visual signals by inland ship
 
 
(xvi) the carriage and exhibition of lights or other signals by any 2[inland ship] or craft plying on inland waters on which inland ships ply;
 
 
3[(xvii) the collisions, steering and sailing rules to be observed by inland ships;]
 
 
(xviii) the manner of towing and pushing by an inland ship of any vessel or craft;
 
 
(xix) the speed at which an inland ship may navigate in specified areas;
 
 
(xx) the equipment, instrument and appliance to be kept and carried on board an inland ship for the purpose of safety of the ship and of the life and property on board;
 
 
(xxi) regulating the navigation of inland ships to prevent danger to other vessels or crafts, or damage or injury to navigation marks, river banks, navigable channel or to any property in or abutting on such banks or channels;
 
 
(xxii) regulating the carriage of passengers by, and the conduct of passengers on board, an inland ship;
 
 
(xxiii) the conditions and circumstances in which passengers may be refused admission to, and may be required to leave, an inland ship;
 
 
4[(xxiv) the supply of drinking water free of charge for the use of the passengers;]
 
 
5[(xxv) pollution prevention, sanitary and other measures to be taken on board an inland ship for ensuring cleanliness and convenience of passengers and inland water];
 
 
(xxvi) separate accommodation for women and children;
 
 
(xxvii) the issue and exhibition of tickets or receipts showing payment of fares for carriage of passengers and freights for carriage of goods;
 
 
(xxviii) the printing or otherwise denoting the price of tickets issued to passengers;
 
 
(xxix) the expulsion from, or arrest on, an inland ship of any person committing a breach or contravention of any provision thereof;
 
 
(xxx) terms and conditions of appointment of assessors;
 
 
(xxxi) inspection and detention of an inland ship, production of certificates and other documents and making of complaint under section 81; and
 
 
(xxxii) such other matters as are considered necessary or expedient for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.
 
 
 
 
(3) Rules made under this Ordinance may provide that any person contravening or committing a breach of any provision thereof shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to Taka five thousand, or with both.
 
 
 
 
(4) For the purpose of arrest of any person under the rules made under this Ordinance, the procedure for arrest by private persons prescribed in section 59 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898) shall, so far as may be, apply.

  • 1
    Clauses (via) and (viaa) were inserted by section 8 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. I of 1990)
  • 2
    The words “inland ship” were substituted for the word “vessels” by section 31 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1983 (Act No. XIX of 1983)
  • 3
    Clause (xvii) was substituted by section 31 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1983 (Act No. XIX of 1983)
  • 4
    Clause (xxiv) was substituted by section 31 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1983 (Act No. XIX of 1983)
  • 5
    Clause (XXV) was substituted by section 38 of the Inland Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XIII of 2005)
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