Laws of Bangladesh

The Ports Act, 1908

( ACT NO. XV OF 1908 )

Chapter VIII


Hoisting unlawful colours in port
62. (1) If any vessel belonging to any citizens of Bangladesh or any Commonwealth citizen, or sailing under Bangladesh or British colours, hoists, carries or wears, withinthe limits of any port subject to this Act, any flag, jack, pennant or colours, the use whereof on board such vessel has been prohibited by 1[any law] in force for the time being, the master of the vessel shall, for every such offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty taka.
(2) Such fine shall be in addition to any other penalty recoverable in respect of such an offence.
(3) The conservator of the port, or any officer of the Bangladesh Navy, may enter on board any such vessel and seize and take away any flag, jack, pennant or colours so unlawfully hoisted, carried or worn on board the same.

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    The words "any law" were substituted, for the words, commas and figures "the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, or any other Statute now or hereafter to be in force, or by any proclamation made or to be made in pursuance of any such Statute, or by any of the regulations" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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