Directorate General of Shipping

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Directorate General of Shipping
Government agency
Industry Maritime
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Area served
Key people
Dr Malini Shanker, IAS (Director General) and Mr Amitabh Kumar, IRS ( Additional Director General)
Parent Ministry of Shipping
Website The Directorate General of Shipping,India. [1]

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, attached to the Ministry of Shipping, is located in Mumbai and led by Director General of Shipping Dr. Malini Shankar , IAS and Additional Director General of Shipping Mr Amitabh Kumar, IRS.


The main job for the directorate is to ensure that Indian ships and shipping companies meet high safety- and environmental standards, to ensure that Indian 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.


Dr Malini Shanker, IAS, Director General of Shipping and Shri Amitabh Kumar (IRS), Additional Director General of Shipping [1]

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