The Directorate General of Shipping (Govt. of India) has issued DGS Circular No. 4 of 2017 dated 11.08.2017 [F.No. 33(1)/CR/2000-IX-Pt.I] raising concern over a number of reported cases of Indian seafarers being stranded at foreign ports working on foreign flag ships, Non-payment of wages, Non-availability of provisions on board a ship.
In order to create a centralized database, such incidents are advised to be reported to Directorate General of Shipping Communication (DGCOM) Centre.
The details of reporting to DGCOM Center are given in the enclosed circular.
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.