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India launches contingency plan and SOP for Indian seafarers’ safety

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.

Indian Register of Shipping gains recognitions from USCG and EU

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.

Indian MoU issues PSC Annual Report for 2016

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.

Navigating in the vicinity of India’s ODAs

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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