Directorate General of Shipping
||This article possibly contains original research. (July 2012)|
|Key people||Gautam Chaterjee (Director General)|
|Parent||Ministry of Shipping|
|Website||The Directorate General of Shipping,India. |
The Directorate General of Shipping, India is an Indian government agency responsible for life, health, vessel and the environment for Indian registered ships and ships at Indian ports. The directorate, subordinate to the Ministry of Shipping, is located in Mumbai and led by Director General of Shipping Dr. Agnihotri.
The main job for the directorate is to ensure that Indian ships and shipping companies meet high safety- and environmental standards, to ensure that Idian seamen have high qualifications and good working- and living conditions, and to ensure that foreign ships in Indian territory and ports meet international rules.
The Director General of Shipping is the statutory Maritime authority, appointed by Government of India under the Merchant Shipping act 1958 and is responsible for implementation of the provisions of the act .
It ensures implementation of various international Conventions, relating to safely SOLAS,(International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) requirements for prevention of pollution, MARPOL 73/78 and other mandatory requirements of International Maritime Organization.
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Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri, Director General of Shipping & Ex. Officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India