and equipped far in excess of the official rules, and comply with all the requirements of the British Admiralty. Every ship of the Bibby Line has every advantage of the modern shipbuilderas art ; they are fitted with six watertight bulkheads, and a double bottom extends the whole length of the vessel, minimising danger from collision or stranding. Every precaution against fire is adopted, each hold being fitted with a powerful injector by which an ample supply of steam from the boiler can be turned on
to stifle any conflagration without removing the hatches.
All particulars and every assistance to intending passengers and goods shippers can be secured from the Arracan Company, Ltd., who act as agents for the Bibby Line in Rangoon.
BENGAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LTD.
With a view to facilitating transport between Rangoon, Chittagong, Calcutta, and other ports of India and Burma, this company was
formed with a capital of 10 lakhs of rupees, on July 8, 1905. Only half this sum, however, has been called up, and a dividend of 7A per cent, was declared in 1907. The company own the s.s. Tanglin and the s.s. Paknam, each with a net registered tonnage of 1,301 tons, which were purchased from the Norddeutscher Lloyd Company. These vessels are officered by Europeans, and carry first and second class passengers as well as deck passengers. The company intend to make additions to their fleet shortly, and are, in
fact, negotiating for the purchase of two other steamers. A. K. A. S. Jamal is the president of the company, and the other directors are Mahomed Kala Mia (managing director), Fazlur Rahman Chowdury, Abdul Bari, and Munshi Abdur Rahman. The registered office of the company is at 18, Sparkas Street, Rangoon.
BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.
The steamers of the British India Steam Navigation Company sail to and from
Calcutta at regular intervals. Good communications are also maintained between Rangoon and Madras, and Singapore.
PATRICK HENDERSON LINE.
The Patrick Henderson Line maintains a fortnightly service of steamers in each direction between Liverpool and Rangoon. The passage occupies about thirty days. The steamers have been specially fitted up with a view to the attraction of passenger traffic, and form a most comfortable means of travel. The
accommodation on each of the vessels is amidships, and a qualified doctor is carried on each steamer. Provision is made for one class of passengers.
BENGAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED.
S.S. Paknam and S.S. Tanglin.S.S. Paknam and S.S. Tanglin.