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07/07/2020
Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 19

SURVEY OF PASSENGER SHIPS

Ship not to carry passengers in contravention of this Ordinance
255. (1) No ship on any voyage or excursion shall carry or attempt to carry passengers in contravention of section 240, or shall have on board or in any part thereof a number of passengers which is greater than the number set forth in the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate as the number of passengers which the ship or the part thereof is fit to carry on that voyage.
 
 
 
 
(2) The owner, agent and master of a ship in respect of which the provisions of sub section (1) are contravened shall each be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty thousand Taka, and also with an additional fine which may extend to five hundred Taka for each passenger above the number set forth in the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate:
 
 
 
 
Provided that if the ship is a Special Trade Passenger Ship and has on board a valid Special Trade Passenger Ship Certificate and a valid Special Trade Passenger Ship Space Certificate, reference to the number set forth in the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate shall, on all Special Trade voyages, be a reference to the lesser of the two numbers contained in each of the aforementioned Special Trade Certificates applicable to the voyage being undertaken.

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