Ahead of a 3-day virtual Maritime India Summit, the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) has inked 6 pacts, worth Rs 225 crore, with the shipping regulator Directorate General of Shipping.
In fact, these pacts with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) include a financial assistance for COVID-19 vaccination and investments in training in skill development to seamen of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI).
What is more, the six MoUs are to the tune of Rs 225 crore in a span of five years.
In addition, the pacts are for a financial assistance for the COVID-19 vaccination to all ranks of seafarers, sponsorship to seafarers/family for studying at the Indian chapter of the World Maritime University (Sweden) and investments in training including skill enhancement course at zero cost to seafarers.
The three other pacts are financial medical assistance to seafarers and their families, financial educational assistance to serving seafarers and their families, as well as financial educational assistance to retired, deceased seafarers and their families, NUSI said.
In summary, the 6 MoU with Govt. of India cover:
- Cost of Covid Vaccination to all ranks of seafarers
- Support for World Maritime University, Sweden
- Skills course at no cost
- Medical support
- Education to retired families