The Merchant Shipping Notice 11 of 2020, establishing a routeing system for the southwest Indian waters, enters into effect on 1st August 2020. The system comes in response to a number of collisions of fishing vessels in the busy sea route in the area.
The Bombay High Court allowed an under-arrest passenger vessel to leave its anchor in Mumbai port and move temporarily to safe waters due to cyclone Nisarga.
The Indian Navy coninues operations to repatriate stranded Indian nationals from abroad, as well as citizens that remain in the Maldives, as the isssue of repatriation is gaining more attention.
The Indian Government launched a mechanism to keep safe the Indian crew members on board Indian or foreign ships and sailing vessels especially in emergency situations like a pirate hijacking or fatal accidents. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (I/C) for Shipping stated that the Ministry of Shipping has prepared a Contingency Plan and documented Standard Operating Procedures.
After its accreditation for EU MRV services from EU-notified RvA, Indian Register of Shipping has been recommended authorisation as a ‘Recognised Organisation’ to undertake statutory surveys and certification on behalf of US Coast Guard. Another achievement is the authorisation from EU Marine Equipment Directive.
The Indian MOU has issued its Annual Report on the Port State Control in the Indian Ocean region (IOMOU) for 2016. A total of 6,010 inspections were carried out in 2016. Out of these inspections, 3,393 inspections were found to have 14,830 deficiencies in total.
The Union Cabinet recently approved a MoU on Aids to Navigation between the Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and the Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh.
Vector Management Plan for Port of Kandla
Application of IMO requirements to FSRUs/FRUs operating in Indian waters
The RMI has issued Marine Safety Advisory No 31-14 to advise that the Director General of Shipping for the Government of India has issued M. S. Notice No. 4 of 2014
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