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07/07/2020
Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 16

DISCIPLINE OF SEAMEN AND APPRENTICES

Entries and certificates of desertion abroad
202. (1) In every case of desertion from a Bangladesh ship whilst she is at any place outside Bangladesh, the master shall make in the official log book entry of the desertion which shall be signed by him and also by a mate and one of the crew and shall produce the entry 1[to the shipping master who shall thereupon make and certify a copy of the entry prior to departure from the port].
 
 
2[(2) The copy of the official log book certified by the master shall constitute as prima facie evidence of desertion in any legal proceeding.]
 
 
 
 
(3) Such copy, if purporting to be so made and certified as aforesaid, shall in any legal proceeding relating to such desertion, be admissible in evidence.

  • 1
    The words “to the shipping master who shall thereupon make and certify a copy of the entry prior to departure from the port” were substituted for the words “to the Bangladesh Consular Officer who shall thereupon make and certify a copy of the entry” by section 7 of the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act No. VIII of 2004
  • 2
    Sub-section (2) was substituted by section 7 of the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act No. VIII of 2004
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