Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1983 )

Chapter 6


Restriction on chartering of ships
65. (1) No citizen of Bangladesh, nor any company, officer or other authority, shall charter any ship, whether a Bangladesh ship or not, or, being the owner of any Bangladesh ship, or the agent of such owner, give or offer to give on charter any such ship to any person, except with the previous permission in writing of the Director General of Shipping and such permission, if granted, may be subject to such conditions as the Director General of Shipping may think fit to impose.
(2) Whoever contravenes or attempts to contravene the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to Taka fifteen thousand or with both; and any transaction made in contravention of any such provision shall be void.

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