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14/07/2020
Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI Of 1983 )

Chapter 23

SAFETY CONVENTION CERTIFICATES.

Duration of Certificates
314. (1) A Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, a Cargo Ship Safety Radio telegraphy Certificate, a Cargo Ship Safety Radio-telephony Certificate or an Exemption Certificate stating that a ship is wholly exempt from the provision of the Safety Convention relating to radio installation shall be in force for one year, and a Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate shall be in force for two years, and a Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate shall be in force for five years, from the date of issue, or for such shorter period as may be specified in the Certificate:
 
 
 
 
Provided that the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, authorise the issue of a Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate to remain in force for a period not exceeding six years.
 
 
 
 
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub section (1), no Certificate shall remain in force after notice is given by the authority issuing the certificate to the owner or master of the ship in respect of which it has been issued that, that authority has cancelled or suspended the Certificate.
 
 
 
 
(3) An Exemption Certificate issued in respect of a ship other than a certificate stating that the ship is wholly exempt from the provisions of the Safety Convention relating to radio installation, shall be in force for the same period as the Qualified Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, the Qualified Cargo
 
 
Ship Safety Equipment Certificate or the Qualified Cargo Ship Safety Radio telegraphy Certificate or the Qualified Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate issued in respect of the ship.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Government, or any person authorised by it in this behalf, may grant an extension of any Certificate issued under this Chapter in respect of a Bangladesh ship for a period not exceeding one month from the date on which the Certificate would, but for such extension, have expired, or, if the ship is absent from Bangladesh on that date, for a period not exceeding five months from that date.
 
 
 
 
(5) Without prejudice to the powers of extension conferred by sub section (4), where a Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate is in force in respect of a ship and the Certificate was issued for a period shorter than five years, the Government or any person authorised by it for the purpose may, if satisfied on receipt of a declaration of survey in respect of the ship that it is proper to do so, grant on extension of the certificate for a period not exceeding one year, and not exceeding, together with the period for which it was issued and any period by which it was previously extended under this sub section, the longest period for which it could have been issued in pursuance of a notification under the proviso to sub section (1).

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