Launched on this auspicious “ The World Maritime Day (30-09-2004)”, this newsletter “ MARINE WAVES” had emerged, acceding to repeated requests from my near and dear close friends and relatives,particularly from those who were closely associated with me in Shipping, during the last two decades, having known of my qualified with a Competency Certificate from Writers Bureau, U.K. and being a member of the All India Freelance Journalists Association for almost a decade, Member Chennai Press Club. Have, great pleasure to be amidst the maritime fraternity, after my higher studies in U.K., to extend my sincere services and cooperation, sharing with you all mythoughts, inter-acting with my wide long experience, thereby launching the emerged “The Marine Waves”. This International Maritime Newsletter, which would provide a unique opportunity to all of us,in the Shipping, Ports, Environment and associated allied fields to interact, keep abreast and enrich ourselves, with the time to time developments, during the surge of scientific and management developments. It is therefore imperative that we keep our eyes and ears wide open, during this world changing times, identifying the pros and cons and address with a logical reasoning and analytical approach, chalking out right priorities, leading to right path progressively which we intend to move as true professionals, by enhancing our vision, towards scope of future development, with a perception of what more could be done, all for the better to achieve even more safer, more secure and more efficient Shipping Industry, only then we can be sure of all our seafarer brethren, come home safely after their Working Voyages.
We, Strongly protest with our apprehensions:- What is the substitute document to those venturing on coastal vessels? If I remember right, earlier CDC were issued separately for Home Trade. If so, what is the control going to be exercised considering Safety & Security ? Would they be treated as non-seamen, while on coastal vessels? What about signing ON/Off on Coastal/Home Trade vessels/Oil Rigs? How are the record of service going to be maintained ? Eligibility Rules for employment on Coastal vessels? Requirements? Would it not add on more loopholes for bringing in administrative-lapses? This is certainly not a fool-proof system. This will add on many FUTURE – complications with administrative lapses in the future, on manipulations and loop-holes in the system. It appears and known from above-said message that Maritime Board takes the responsibility, instead of the office of D.G.S., which is ultimately responsible, being our National Shipping Administration. If to go ahead, please have this endorsed by the ex-mariner, involving Capt. PVK Mohan, who is the Chairman of the National Shipping Board. P.S. Holding life, as the most important aspect than anything else under Article 21 (Right to Life and liberty) of the seamen very close to my heart, who are out on the deep seas on occupational hazards, who really sacrifice their human-life for others, * i.e. their own family dependents, to their own country of origin, and supporting the world-trade etc. PARTICULARLY KEEPING IN MIND, THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE, TO DIRECT AND PASS INTERIM ORDERS FOR THE IMMEDIATE REVOKE OF THE ORDERS, which is my humble submission. With regards. Dr. Chandran Peechulli Krishnan, Consultant, Cee Cee Industrial & Marine Management Consultants, Mg.Editor & Publisher “Marine Waves” www.themarinewaves.com
“ The Marine Waves ”is a FREE International Maritime Newsletter, dedicated to Seafaring and maritime fraternity, launched on the World Maritime Day, 30th September 2004. Inaugural Issue released, during “World Maritime Day Celebrations” held in ‘Seafarers Club’, Fort Glacis, Chennai. Shipping is perhaps the most International of the world’s Industries, serving more than ninety per cent of the global trade, by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost-effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surrounding any ship, can embrace many countries and ships spend their economic life moving between different jurisdictions, often far from the country of registry. There is, therefore, a need for International Standards to regulate Shipping – which can be adopted and accepted by all
Re-DGS Order No.22 released by the Office of the DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SHIPPING, DISPENSING THE REQUIREMENT OF INDIAN CDC, FOR HUMAN EMPLOYED ON INDIAN COAST ENGAGED FOR HARBOUR/COASTAL OPERATIONS
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Important Notice to Seafarers
Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India has noted with concern, the rise in number of complaints received from seafarers who are cheated/ fleeced by unauthorized recruitment and placement agents under pretext of offering them placement on board foreign flag ships. Common problems reported by the seafarers are:
1. In an event of seafarers meeting with an accident, injury, stranding or any other mishap , the unauthorized agencies do not provide any kind of assistance for repatriation/medicalaid/compensation etc.
2. Such unauthorised agencies do not provide assistance or make intervention in disputes regarding wages/compensation, arising between the seafarers and the foreign flagship owners.
3. In case of demise of the seafarer, unauthorised agencies avoid taking up responsibility of bringing mortal remains or arranging compensation.
In all the above mentioned complaints, it becomes difficult for DGS, Gol to directly take up the matter with the foreign flag ships, as they do not come under its jurisdictional control.It is therefore, requested that placement through unauthorised agencies may strictly be avoided, as it may lead to complications/problems for the seafarers. It may be noted that seaservice through an unregistered agency cannot be uploaded in the e-governance system of DGS and therefore will not be considered by the DGS for examination/certification. It is therefore advised that the seafarers may get their placement on foreign flag ships only through registered placement and service agencies. List of such approved agencies is available in the website www.dgshipping.gov.in. Before considering any offer of appointment from placement agencies, you must check the website of DGS and ascertain whether such agency is registered or not.
There could also be a case of some fraud agency impersonating as a Registered RPSL. As a measure of precaution, before considering an offer of appointment from any registered RPSL, you may also contact the said RPSL on telephone or by an e-mail and ascertain its genuineness. The contact details of all such registered RPSL are also displayed in the website for information.
The registered RPSL are required to upload the details of your sea service in the e-governance system of the DGS. Such uploaded details are visible to the seafarer in the master checker of the seafarers profile in the e- Governance system.You are advised to regularly visit the master checker and check wheather the RPS has correctly uploaded the dates of your sign on/ sign off in the system in the same month to ensure that your sea-service records are up-to-date.
Wishing you all the best in your career.
With Best Regards
Dr Amol B Kirtane
Deputy Director General of Shipping (Crew)
Directorate General of Shipping
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