Government issues draft Merchant Shipping Bill for public consultation

Business World | Nov 26, 2020 at 9:22 PM
  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on Thursday said it has issued a draft of Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 for public consultation.
  • The release added, “Welfare of Indian seafarers on abandoned vessels and safety of abandoned vessels: Provisions for repatriation of abandoned seafarers have been enhanced.
  • The provisions regulating the maritime education, training, certification and the recruitment and placement of seafarers and ease of registration of ships under the Indian flag will give an impetus to the quality and quantity of Indian seafarers.