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THE INLAND SHIPPING ORDINANCE, 1976

(ORDINANCE NO. LXXII OF 1976).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 21st September, 1976  
  
     An Ordinance to provide for the survey, registration and control of navigation of vessels plying on inland waters.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the survey, registration and control of navigation of vessels plying on inland waters consistently with the present day requirements and for that purpose to replace the existing law relating to such vessels;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975 and the 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. Definitions
CHAPTER II
REGISTRATION AND SURVEY
3. Inland ships to be surveyed and registered
4. Places of survey and registry
5. Powers of surveyors and registrars
5A. Approval of design and plan of an inland ship
5B. Construction Survey, etc.
5C. Delegation of functions to the Classification Society, etc.
5D. Marking of Ship
6. Survey fee, etc.
7. Declaration of surveyor
8. [Omitted]
9. Grant of certificate of survey
10. Certificate of survey to be affixed in conspicuous part of inland ship
11. Duration of certificate of survey
12. Renewal of certificate of survey
13. Delivery of expired or cancelled certificate
14. Power for Government to direct survey by more than one surveyor
15. Power for Government to order a second survey
16. Division of duties when more than one surveyor employed
17. Application for registration
18. Grant of certificate of registration
19. Display of registration number
20. Maintenance of book of registry
21. Certificate of registry to be carried on board
22. Loss, etc. of certificate of registry
23. Notice in respect of loss, etc. of ship
24. Change of ownership
25. Ownership acquired outside Bangladesh to be reported to registrar
26. Transfer of registered inland ship
27. Registration of ship transferred to Bangladesh national
28. Registration, etc., in case of loss, etc., of certificate of transfer
29. Ships when altered are to be registered anew
30. Duration of certificate of registry, etc.
31. Submission of report regarding registry, etc.
32. Reciprocity in the matter of recognition of certificates of survey and registry
33. Voyage of ships without certificate of survey prohibited
1CHAPTER III
MANNING, EXAMINATION AND CERTIFICATION
34. Definition
35. Categories of inland ship
36.Certificate of Competency
37. Manning of inland ship
37A. Uniform and identity card for the crew of inland ship
37B. Training of inland engineers, masters, engine-drivers, etc.
38. Appointment of examiners, etc.
39. Grant of certificate of competency
40. Certificate to be made in duplicate
41. Loss of certificate
42. Suspension and cancellation of certificate
CHAPTER IV
SHIPPING CASUALTIES
44. Shipping casualty and report thereof
45. Inquiry into shipping casualty
46. Trial of offences
47. Constitution of Marine Court
48. Marine Court to have powers of a Magistrate of the first class
49. Procedure for trial
50. Arrest of witnesses
51. Power to investigate into charge of incompetency, etc.
52. Special powers of Courts
53. Report by Court to Government
CHAPTER V
PROTECTION OF VESSELS AND PASSENGERS
54. Plying without route permit[, time table, fare table and printed ticket] prohibited
54A. Plying in coastal water without permission prohibited
54B. Voyage without Telecommunication Equipment prohibited
55. Voyage during storm signal prohibited
56. Measures for protection against explosion, fire, etc.
56A. Compliance with rules for preventing collisions, etc.
57. Carriage of dangerous goods
57A. Causing obstruction, etc. on any navigable water route prohibited
58. Passenger ship not to carry cargo on upper deck, etc.
58A. Voyage without Insurance or Marine Casualty Trust Fund coverage prohibited
59. Maximum and minimum fares and freights
60. Publication of fare and freight tables
CHAPTER VA
PROTECTION OF INLAND WATER FROM POLLUTION
60A. Inland Water Pollution Prohibited
60B. Pollution prevention certificate(s) to be carried on board
2CHAPTER VI
PENALTY AND PROCEDURE
61. Penalty for contravention of sections [33, 43, 54 and 56]
61A. Penalty for contravention of sections 55 and 56A
62. Penalty for contravention of sections 10, 19 and 60
63. Penalty for contravention of sections 13, 23 and 24
64. Penalty for transfer of ship in contravention of section 26, etc.
65. Penalty for contravention of section 42
66.Penalty for acting on ship without certificate, etc.
67.Penalty for over-loading of passengers
67A. Penalty for improperly loading an inland ship
67B. Penalty for over loading of goods (solid, liquid, gaseous or bulk)
68. Penalty for contravention of sections 57 and 58
68A. Penalty for contravention of section 57A
68B. Penalty for Contravention of sections 54A, 54B and 58A
69. Penalty for tendering, etc., of dangerous goods for carriage
70. Penalty for misconduct, etc., for endangering ship
71. Penalty for failure to report casualty
71A. Penalty for Contravention of section 60A
72. Penalty for other contraventions
72A. Offences by companies, etc.
73. Trial of offences
73A. Trial of offences by the Magistrate of the Marine Court
74. Recovery of fine by distraint
CHAPTER VII
MISCELLANEOUS
75. [Omitted]
76. Power to modify application of the Ordinance
77. Certificated master to be pilots under Act XV of 1908
78. Surveyor and registrar to be public servant
79. Power to regulate movement of goods, etc.
80.Facilities for receiving and delivering goods, etc.
81. Inspection [and detention] to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Ordinance
81A. Temporary detention of inland ship for unsafe plying, etc.
81B. Power to detain inland ship plying without certificate of registration or certificate of survey or temporary plying permit
81C. Assistance from law enforcing agencies and other authorities
81D. Delegation of Power
81E. Special provision regarding fines
82. Power to make rules
83. Repeal and savings
 
 

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